Our May issue is out now!
Our May issue is now in the shops and available digitally. Features include:
Photostory: Hot rocks
More than 70 coal fires burn under the Indian town of Jharia, creating a filthy smog that’s damaging the health of those who live nearby
Diamonds are forever
Will Millard recalls a tense encounter from his packrafting expedition on West Africa’s Moro River
Is it time to let go?
As climate change takes hold, efforts to control flooding on the Somerset Levels will require a more radical approach. Mark Rowe reports
Tectonics versus twitter
Daniel Allen reports on a new approach to disaster prevention and relief on Indonesia’s volatile Mount Merapi
When Europe discovered the world
Used for more than 500 years, the sea charts known as portolan maps played a vital role in the exploration of the world’s oceans
The residents of Lindisfarne in Northumberland face a Catch 22: although the future of the Holy Island depends on the development of tourism, many fear that it will end up destroying its distinctive character. Mark Rowe reports
Essential gear: An 8,000-metre apprenticeship
Cho Oyu is considered one of the easier 8,000-metre peaks. But when Tori James tried to climb this Himalayan giant, she found the challenges were unrelenting
And don’t forget…
… our regular features including a round-up of the latest geographical and climate science news; a hotspot focus on New Zealand; advice on photographing Great crested grebes; an interview with the founder of Bradt travel guides Hilary Bradt; and lots, lots more
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ANY QUESTIONS: Is there anything you would like to ask the renowned geographer David Harvey ?
YES, I MEAN NO: It has had the same name since it was founded in 635 AD; it produces about three quarters of the world's rose oil; its language doesn't have any verb infinitives and locals shake their heads to mean ‘yes’ and nod to mean ‘no’. Name the nation to be in with a chance of winning a Bradt travel guide
IN DENIAL: Why do some people continue to deny the existence of anthropogenic climate change despite the supporting data? Psychologist Stephan Lewandowsky talks about the reasons we cling onto old beliefs in the latest Geographical blog