Our August issue is out now!





Our August issue is now in the shops and available digitally. Features include:

Photostory: Heaven on Earth
A selection of images from a new exhibition by the celebrated landscape photographer Charlie Waite, whose images are renowned for the their restful, almost spiritual quality



Ultimate low
Nick Middleton travels to the world's coldest town, where de-icing the livestock is a part of everyday life and everyone owns a pair of fur-lined mittens



Dossier: Alien views                                                                                          
Mark Rowe examines the research on immigration to the UK and finds a more nuanced story than that which is commonly told by our politicians and mainstream media



Pier review
Extracts from a new book published by English Heritage that celebrates the distinctive architecture of Britain's piers

In the fly zone
Nick Haslam visits the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve in northern Spain, which is pioneering survey and conservation work on migrating birds

Essential gear: Two and two halves to the Malaspina
Erin McKittrick describes crossing Alaska's Malaspina Glacier with her husband and two small children



And don’t forget…
… our regular features including a round-up of the latest geographical and climate science news; a hotspot focus on Mexico; tips on photographing Land’s End; a Discovering Britain article about the unconventional beauty of estuarine Essex; an interview with Russian environmental activist Suren Gazaryan; and lots, lots more

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Browse, search and enjoy a range of news items and articles from past issues of Geographical magazine...

Hilary Bradt

is the co-founder of Bradt Travel Guides. Forty years after her first book 
was published, she talks to Olivia Edward about 
her most frightening travel experience, and why she still hitchhikes in her 70sRead on

The green dragon awakens

China has achieved remarkable economic success following the principle of developing first and cleaning up later. But now the country with the world’s worst environmental record is changing its ways. Mark Rowe reportsRead on

Great crested dancers

Hunted almost to extinction in the UK during the 19th century, the great crested grebe has undergone a remarkable recovery – good news for photographers hoping to capture its ‘weed dance’, says Keith WilsonRead on

An 8,000-metre apprenticeship

Cho Oyu is considered to be one of the easier 8,000-metre peaks. But when Tori James joined an expedition to climb this Himalayan giant, she found the challenges were unrelentingRead on


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LITTLE THRILLS:
Regular Geographical contributor Alastair Humphreys has just written a new book called Microadventures. It's all about the simple, accessible adventures we can have close to home. We have five copies to give away

WHERE OH WHERE: It’s about twice the size of Wales; around 40 per cent of its people have declared they have no religion; and its lowest point is seven metres below sea level. Name the nation to be in with a chance of winning a Bradt travel guide of your choice

HOW DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL: To accompany his article on Peruvian dolphin hunting, environmental investigator Jim Wickens talks to us about how it felt to film a dolphin hunt and how the experience has changed his own behaviour