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The Nile: History’s Greatest River by Terje Tvedt reviewed
By Hugh Thomson
Science & Tech
The more Neanderthal you have within you, the more likely you are to break loose
On the joys of armchair travel
Magdalena: River of Dreams by Wade Davis reviewed
To the Lake: A Balkan Journey of War and Peace by Kapka Kassabova reviewed
How Neanderthal are you?
Wish you were there
The least familiar stretches of Nile prove the most interesting
A river runs through it
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.