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The 1,200 square miles of mountains that make up the Alps have been both frontier and a venue for fun.
From the taming of the ‘Wild West’ to the lucrative wages of sin.
A geographical concept based on outdated European ideas of race – does 'Melanesia' exist?
Beyond the popular image of a harsh, vast expanse.
‘The Welsh would be insuperable if only they were inseparable.’
The North African country before and after Islam.
One of the world's poorest countries, for much of its history Nepal has been hidden from the world.
First sighted in 1820, for much of human history Antarctica has been an abstract idea.
Uzbekistan, from Silk Road to Soviet Union.
From slavery, sugar and the worst of western colonialism to reggae and Rastafari.