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Space race biopic tries to uncover the real Neil Armstrong, the ordinary man at the centre of a geopolitical battle of superpowers
Major earthquakes are triggering seismic activity half the world away
by Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin • Pelican • £8.99 (paperback)
by Charles Lane • River Books • £40 (hardback)

Eswatini: crafting a future

The small southern African nation of Eswatini has a rich history of handicrafts, and is populated by modern artisans. Can this cultural heritage help the country formerly known as Swaziland overcome contemporary challenges?
A new prime minister in Ethiopia has enabled the end of war with neighbouring Eritrea, as peace descends upon the Horn of Africa

Bringing sand to the beach

The world’s first full global analysis of beaches reveals the state of each continent’s coastlines
The demand for horseshoe crab blood – vital for testing new medical developments – is threatening the future survival of the species

BLUE directed by Karina Holden

This hard-hitting marine conservation film – part of the Ocean Film Festival World Tour – pulls no punches in highlighting the plight of the world’s oceans
by Dr Lucy Jones• Doubleday Books • £19.99 (hardback)

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