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Natural disasters are inevitable but the death toll is up to us. Such is the argument in Robert Muir-Wood’s latest, which details how our approach to disasters dictates the human loss of earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis
The Bodleian is rightly regarded as one of the most impressive libraries in the UK, so any publication of its treasures is always going to be something of a special occasion, all the more so for geographers when said treasures…
If you are a reader of Geographical you probably enjoy maps. A second reasonable assumption is that you also enjoy wildlife. Thankfully, geographer James Cheshire and designer Oliver Uberti have combined these two to make an unstoppable book that will…
The most famous justification for climbing a mountain is, of course, ‘because it’s there’. After months of captivity as a prisoner of war during WWII, Felice Benuzzi was so bored – ‘People in prison camps do not live
It’s rare to find insightful contemporary political commentary in what is primarily a history book. Yet this tome could hardly be more timely
‘My plan, such as it was, was to try and work out what was “special” about the Himalayas. This would require both historical research and some tramping around.’
How we present and view animals isn’t as objective as it may seem. A new Wellcome Collection exhibition explores how we organise and create order amid the chaos of the natural world
There is so much history to the British landscape. What with its stone circles, hill forts, mines and umpteenth century cottages, the land is marked with centuries of use. This can make it hard to read, like a blackboard written…

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    Diabetes is often thought of as a ‘western’ problem, one linked to the developed world’s overindulgence in fatty foods and chronic lack of physi...
    National Clean Air Day
    For National Clean Air Day, Geographical brings together stories about air pollution and the kind of solutions needed to tackle it ...
    REDD+ or Dead?
    The UN-backed REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) scheme, under which developing nations would be paid not to cut dow...
    When the wind blows
    With 1,200 wind turbines due to be built in the UK this year, Mark Rowe explores the continuing controversy surrounding wind power and discusses the e...
    The true cost of meat
    As one of the world’s biggest methane emitters, the meat industry has a lot more to concern itself with than merely dietary issues ...

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