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    Adrian Forty
    Despite its ancient Roman origins, concrete is considered the ultimate modern...
  • What’s So Controversial about Genetically Modified Food?
    John T. Lang
    The rampant use of genetically modified food incites public debate among activists,...
  • Lancelot Brown and the Capability Men Landscape Revolution in Eighteenth-century England
    David Brown
    Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown is often thought of as an innovative genius...
  • Pyotr Tchaikovsky
    Philip Ross Bullock
    When Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky died of cholera in 1893, he was Russia’s most...
  • The Return of Curiosity What Museums are Good For in the Twenty-first Century
    Nicholas Thomas
    Over the last twenty years museums have proliferated, attracting new audiences and...
  • Trees, Woods and Forests A Social and Cultural History
    Charles Watkins
    Forests and woods have always been central to the development of human technology and...