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A great deal has been written about the dramatic rise of the Gulf states from quiet, sandy backwaters in the 1970s to the shiny, towering cities that emerge dripping with oil money from the desert today
Panic, Fiennes tells us, is to be avoided at all costs. On the other hand, fear is a welcome mechanism that enables the body and brain to work at their best
By the late 10th century, Oxford was the crossroads of England, writes Daniel MacCannell, holding key positions on the east/west and north/south trade routes, and enjoying an enviable riverside location: its importance pre-dates the existence of the university
David Moffatt’s charming account of his time as a PhD student, employee of the Ministry of Overseas Development, and member of an international rural development consultancy agency is not your typical explorer’s memoir
Bettany Hughes describes Istanbul as a ‘place where stories and histories collide and crackle.’
Thousands of tropical butterflies have come to the glasshouse at Royal Horticultural Society’s garden at Wisley
An exhibition by Stephen Turner explores the natural life of Britain’s waterways, and how you can make a lot out of something little
How it could be that a fashion and portrait photographer should end up travelling to one of the most remote, perilous places on Earth to take pictures is a story in itself. But this is just one part of the…

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