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In search of silence

Human civilisation is loud. And it has been getting louder for millennia. As our population has grown, our towns and cities have expanded.

A film photograph of a snowy, desolate landscape with trees and a couple of snow-covered buildings in the distance.
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The nature experiences that stay with us forever

Late on Tuesday night last week, I was scrolling absent-mindedly through Twitter when an unusual request caught my eye...

A dark navy coloured whale fluke viewed from behind, with a curtain of sea water dripping off it. In a wide, calm sea.
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Different cultures, different natures

The oldest representational artwork that we know about is a painting of a pig. Daubed in shades of red on the walls of an Indonesian cave nearly 45,000 years ago by a person or persons whose lives we can barely imagine, it’s difficult to know how to interpret this ancient masterpiece.

Different cultures, different natures