Our October issue is out now!


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

Photostory: Tribal living
The Hamer are one of Ethiopia's larger tribes. Mitchell Kanashkevich explores their daily lives.

Dossier: Growing pains
Mark Rowe looks at the challenges facing the world's rapidly growing megacities.

Charting the century
In these extracts from their new book, Tim Bryars and Tom Harper show how the golden age of cartography has reflected 100 years of change.

A heated debate
Daniel Allen discovers how recent developments in Iceland's geothermal power industry have generated a new mid-Atlantic rift.

Explore 2014
Each November, the RGS-IBG brings together a mix of researchers and explorers at its annual expedition and fieldwork planning seminar. Here's why it's an event not to be missed.

Sabah's lost world
There's hardly an inch of the planet that can't be visited, but Nick Garbutt finds that Borneo's Maliau Basin can still conjure mystery, intrigue and even foreboding.

And don’t forget...
... our regular features including a round-up of the latest geographical and climate science news; an Essential Gear on Iran's Karun River; tips on photographing New England; a Hotspot focus on the Korean Peninsula; and lots, lots more...

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Getting brown and dirty

Nikolia Apostolou assesses the potential impacts of plans to privatise the lignite mining industry in GreeceRead on

Shoddy treatment

Mark Nelson discusses why the sewage-treatment approach to waste management is now outdated in an edited extract from his new book, The Wastewater Gardener.
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Sustainability on the menu

Hazel Southam visits a restaurant in Wales whose use of local ingredients is helping to support smallholder agriculture.
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Safe from harm

In Australia, a private conservation organisation is taking the lead in attempts to halt one of the worst extinction crises of modern times. Geordie Torr reports.
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Timur Shah's mausoleum

This image was taken by John Burke, an Irish commercial photographer who took the first photographs of Afghanistan, during the late 1870s. Accounts of Burke’s life vary, but he appears to have moved as an apothecary with the Royal Engineers to India, where he became assistant to the photographer William Baker.


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Athena’s yellow-eyed hunter

What they may lack in size, little owls more than make up in charisma. And despite being well camouflaged, they make very good subjects for photography – assuming you can find one – says Keith Wilson
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An American odyssey

During his six-month trek along the Pacific Crest Trail from southern California to the USA–Canada border, Ian Mangiardi discovered that although his kit proved to be invaluable, his most important piece of gear was the head on his shouldersRead on


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WHERE OH WHERE: It is party to the Kyoto Protocol and Antarctic Treaty, but has not ratified the Law of the Sea; around the same size as Virginia in the United States; there are 3.29 doctors per thousand people, almost the same as Lebanon; the merchant marine includes 13 foreign-owned vessels; it owes $11 billion in debt to Russia. Name the nation to be in with a chance of winning a Bradt travel guide of your choice.

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