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Book Review: Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane

Macfarlane understands that landscapes, even those miles below the earth’s surface, cannot help but be enmeshed with the political.

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No More Airplanes

The candid young guide was not pulling any punches. As he spoke of the devastating encroachment of invasive species, salt-water intrusion and the destruction wrought by the giant oil corporations, his love for this remarkable landscape was palpable, as was his sorrow over its slow demise.

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The Kind Slave Master

The kind slave master recognizes that a well-fed slave, one with decent housing and a mattress, is always more productive.