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We want sports stars to be either desperate druggies or blue-eyed cleanies, with no room for anything in between.
Books by Elena Passarello, Peter Wohlleben and Lucy Cooke explore our relationship with wildlife.
Anglo-Australian sport is invariably played with unusual and sometimes disturbing fervour.
A little over 20 years ago, I saw a slender-billed curlew. Now it’s extinct.
David Goldblatt's The Games is a history of the tarnished Olympics, from Avery Brundage to, yes, London 2012.
Stéphane Heuet's illustrated adaptation of Swann's Way is a triumph.
Richard Mabey leaps around the world as easily as Ariel, and reminds us that it's vital to see plants as more than "the furniture of the planet".
Andy Bull’s Speed Kings is about the 1932 American Olympic bobsled team – and reminds us how mortality underlines all sport.