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The relationship between Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace has produced, as the editors of this volume put it, a ‘small conspiracy industry.’ Half-baked theories have accused ‘Darwin of deceit and even plagiarism’
In 1769, a woman in grand clothes set off on the Rio Pastaza, an Ecuadorian tributary of the Amazon river, following the current across the continent, because she heard a rumour that her husband was waiting on the other side
We meet Boga in a lonely corner of rural Argentina, the Paraná Delta, where he cuts reeds in the company of a taciturn old man. Life is dull but peaceful, and there is ample catfish for the dinner table
Siena is a sensationally beautiful city with an illustrious history, a true rival to Florence in the Middle Ages. It is a city of excitement, home to the Palio, a bareback horse race around the city’s conch-shaped Piazza del Campo
The big-screen adaptation of Naomi Klein’s popular book attempts to galvanise public support to demand changes to fight climate change
Living in stable Western democracies, it's sometimes possible to see how Francis Fukuyama concluded we had reached the 'end of history'
An impressive big-budget blockbuster that brings the gritty reality of mountain-climbing to life
Environmental activism is so commonplace nowadays as to be almost unremarkable. This film tells the story of the very first people to try to change the world in this way

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