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A jumble of motives has always shaped European exploration of the Arctic. Economic ambition, not least the search for a Northwest Passage, led to repeated intrusion and all manner of unsavoury episodes. Martin Frobisher dragging Inuit captives to Elizabethan England…
‘By the time this book is published it is possible – and, according to many predictions, likely – that the [North] Pole itself will be uncovered for the first time in tens of thousands of years.’
Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio unveils his two-year documentary into climate change
New collaborations between the Department of War Studies at King’s College London and three international artists yield a fascinating glimpse into a multitude of multimedia vantage points on the impact of conflict
The Woodland Trust is worried that one in ten Brits are unable to identify our four most common trees: oak, ash, holly and horse chestnut. Luckily, there’s an app for that
For the layman, the history of Central Asia is complex. When I first visited the Buddhist cave grottos, dating from the 5th to the 14th century, at Bezekilk in Xinjiang province, China, I was struck by the destruction wreaked on…
This exquisitely produced ‘visual compendium’ promises an ‘opportunity to eavesdrop on moments of exploratory inspiration.’ The chosen medium is the humble journal or notebook – ‘one vital piece of kit in most explorers’ pockets that hasn’t changed much at all’
In 2015, more than one million refugees sought to cross into Europe, roughly 0.2 per cent of the EU’s total population. This seemingly trivial number of people touched off a convulsion in Europe.

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