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The Snow Leopard: A Book Review

On the 28th September 1973 Peter Matthiessen set off with famed zoologist and friend George Schaller, headed deep into the Himalayan mountains. We can be sure of the date they left because Matthiessen’s award-winning travel memoir The Snow Leopard comes to us in diary form, with one entry for every day they trek to and […]

In Defence Of Truth: The Elephant In The Room

There is a well-known analogy about an elephant that gets trotted out quite often. In its original form, The Blind Men And An Elephant was a parable where four blind men approach and touch this great mammal, and the point of it was to demonstrate that each man would come away with a very different […]

100 Seconds To Doom. Apparently.

‘You know what I say to people when I hear they’re writing anti-war books?’ ‘No. What do you say Harrison Starr?’ ‘I say, ‘Why don’t you write an anti-glacier book?’’ What he meant, of course, was that there would always be wars, that they were as easy to stop as glaciers. I believe that, too. […]

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