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At its core, Thomas’ book is about a big hole he dug by his Yorkshire home
I’m not sure how much of a market there is for this history of the world’s second-largest fish, the basking shark (it’s an esoteric subject), but Speedie’s dedication to his subject and engaging prose deserve an audience
Watling Street connects Dover to Anglesey. Once a meandering track, it was straightened by the Romans, given its name in the Dark Ages (Watling was a local warlord), became a royal highway in the 12th century, and is now variously…
An epic journey alongside the nomadic crew of the Infinity is one of many films on the line-up for the 2017 Ocean Film Festival World Tour
Vice President and climate action advocate Al Gore returns with the sequel to his high-profile, award-winning 2006 film, An Inconvenient Truth

Chasing Coral

A new Netflix documentary investigates the dire state of the world’s coral reefs, amid an historic mass-bleaching event
After two years, you’d probably think it nigh on impossible to give any fresh analysis to explain the once-unimaginable prospect of President Donald Trump striding around the White House
We’re going to have to explain this very carefully to avoid a public panic.’ This, the first thought of Carl Pope, former director of the Sierra Club, when he was first introduced to the issue of climate change back in…

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