whaling

Will all whales soon be extinct?

25 August 2018 9:00 am

Nick Pyenson, curator of fossil marine mammals at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, is quick to tell us he’s not…

Shark Drunk is a work of meditation and wonder

15 July 2017 9:00 am

The Greenland shark has to be one of the most fascinating creatures of which you’ve probably never heard. Growing sometimes…

How can we adapt to a world that’s always on the move?

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Olga Tokarczuk examines questions of travel in our increasingly interconnected and fast-moving world. The award-winning Polish writer channels her wanderlust…

High drama on the high seas

27 February 2016 9:00 am

Ian McGuire’s second novel is an exercise in extremes: extremes of suffering, violence, environment, language and character. It tells the…

Iceland, depicted in a World Atlas of 1553

The Edge of the World: deep subject, shallow history

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Michael Pye appears out of his depth in a cold, grey sea in the mists of time, says Adam Nicolson