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Until recently, physical maps were indispensable tools of government, especially at times of war – the US and UK produced over a billion of them in the 1940s; almost 50 for every soldier
Under this new imprint, all 15 books by the celebrated mountaineer and mariner Harold William Tilman are being reissued
Over the years there has been a plethora of sumptuously printed coffee table books featuring memorable images of Africa’s iconic wildlife. While very few of these have disappointed (such is the extraordinary and ever-improving standard of wildlife photography in the…
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

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