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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…
Not for intrepid travel writer Norman Lewis the melancholy tea estates of Darjeeling or the placid beaches of Goa. Lewis’s writing career is always an adventure miles off the beaten track, in this case to the gangster-ridden badlands of Bihar.…
Twenty-year-old Nigel Halleck – Kief Hillsbery’s many-times removed uncle – arrived in India in 1842 as an agent of the East India Company, and that was the last England saw of him. He died in Nepal in 1878, the whereabouts…
In a small section on the first floor of Stanfords Travel Bookshop in London, one can see on display a handful of road and railway atlases, recently published in Moscow
Jason Hickel’s bold book is full of stark facts and assumption-busting pronouncements. Global poverty and hunger, he avers, are not in decline, and the gap between rich and poor is not narrowing
Bridges are more than just a means of connection, writes Wagner; as long as you’re suspended upon one, you’re in no place at all – ‘you belong, quite simply, to the bridge.’ 
Ryszard Kapuściński was a journalist who was dangerously good at his job. Detained 40 times and escaping a death sentence four times, he wrote inflammatory but incandescent dispatches from conflicts across the world

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