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Q&A: the man with all the answers, Chris Edwards, gets his teeth stuck into your questions about the origin of Africa's 'Guineas" the flag of Mozambique, the number of people who have ever lived and more. Country flag May 1, 2006 1414
Q&A: Chris Edwards discusses where is prostitution legal, the Galileo global positioning system, the most commonly spoken language, the origins of Timor's Ocussi enclave and British troops overseas. Apr 1, 2006 1382
Q&A: this month, Chris Edwards answers your questions about the Earth's spin, the football World Cup, the body clocks of polar animals and the world's most successful exporters and longest rivers. Mar 1, 2006 1422
Making sense of the metropolis. Book review Mar 1, 2006 269
Helping the rich get richer. Book review Mar 1, 2006 276
How many places have part-hour time zones? Brief article Feb 1, 2006 220
Who makes the decisions when it comes to changing the names of cities such as Bombay and Peking? Brief article Feb 1, 2006 311
How many aeroplanes are in the air at any one time? Brief article Feb 1, 2006 242
Why does the image in a theodolite's viewfinder appear upside-down? Brief article Feb 1, 2006 206
Why does the border between Argentina and Chile move to the east just north of Tierra del Fuego? Brief article Feb 1, 2006 336
Earth's wobbles drove human evolution. Brief article Jan 1, 2006 315
Little Ice Age 'is still with us'. Brief article Jan 1, 2006 155
Q&A: you wanted to know about tornadoes, the UK's population of 100-year-olds, the origins of our oceans, an African border dispute, England's nation status and alien invasions. Chris Edwards has the answers. Jan 1, 2006 1553
Quizzical: running the gamut from Swiss Army knives to nuclear weapons, and taking in neutral zones, passports and the Global Positioning System along the way, Chris Edwards answers your questions. Dec 1, 2005 1421
Women more likely to care for the elderly. Brief Article Dec 1, 2005 250
Long-distance commutes increase by a third. Brief Article Dec 1, 2005 214
Iceberg deposits point to Ice Age conveyor failure. Dec 1, 2005 312
Thirty-somethings escaping from the city. Brief Article Dec 1, 2005 299
Attitudes towards asylum seekers depend on where you live. Brief Article Dec 1, 2005 187
Burning of Asian peatland churning out greenhouse gas. Brief Article Dec 1, 2005 192
Wave of Destruction. Brief Article Dec 1, 2005 274
Chris Edwards in conversation with ... Francis Fukuyama is an author, historian and former policy planner for the US Department of State. His most recent book, State Building, concerns the creation of new states and their governance. Interview Dec 1, 2005 831
Quizzical: once again, Chris Edwards tackles some of life's great mysteries, such as why climbers lose their appetite at high altitudes, why airmail stickers say 'par avion' and how Stanley found Livingstone. Nov 1, 2005 1532
Quizzical: this month Chris Edwards discusses armed police, salination in the Persian Gulf, Holland and The Netherlands, whether the Great Wall of China is visible from space and 'green tomatoes'. Oct 1, 2005 1379
Quizzical: this month, you wanted to know how polar bears would cope in the Antarctic, which country is Europe's poorest and when Thailand changed its name. And, as always, Chris Edwards has all the answers. Sep 1, 2005 1499
From Our Own Correspondent. Brief Article Sep 1, 2005 279
Quizzical: this month, Chris Edwards tackles temperature extremes, the size of Belgium, categorising nations' development status, the hydrogen bombs dropped on Japan and the number of people who speak Scottish Gaelic. Aug 1, 2005 1551
Quizzical: Geographical's resident know-it-all Chris Edwards spills the beans on fresh air in aeroplanes, the shape of Jordan, the death penalty, the extent of the Earth's farmland and what that nasty smell is in Namibia. Jul 1, 2005 1538
Quizzical: Chris Edwards reveals the mystery of Shangri-La, why Siberia and the Aral Sea have both shrunk, why the Skeleton Coast is so called and why trains in the southeast of England use electrified rails rather than cables. May 1, 2005 1336
State of the World 2005. . Book Review May 1, 2005 107
The Outlaw Sea: Chaos and Crime on the World's Oceans. Book Review Mar 1, 2005 251
Desertification. Feb 1, 2005 325
Global warning: the local effects of desertification, most notably the generation of dust, could have global consequences and hasten the degradation of other areas. Feb 1, 2005 952
A desert hot spot? The Sahel is recognised as the region most prone to desertification. But there is increasing evidence suggesting the process is being reversed in some areas. Feb 1, 2005 846
Local answers: after large-scale schemes failed to tackle the problems associated with the Sahel drought, the emphasis has switched to localised, small-scale solutions. Feb 1, 2005 842
South Africa: the First Man, the Last Nation. Book Review Feb 1, 2005 318
Quizzical: this month Chris Edwards explains why the Chicago River flows backwards, the meaning of 'airside' how the USA claimed Guantanamo Bay, how close Americans came to speaking German and why the British drive on the left. Jan 1, 2005 1680
Environmental justice. Jan 1, 2005 370
The Transformation of Ireland. Book Review Dec 1, 2004 224
Antarctic anomaly raises questions. Nov 1, 2004 398
Antidote for nimbyism. Brief Article Nov 1, 2004 255
Cost more important than security. Brief Article Nov 1, 2004 175
Satellites home in on fog banks. Brief Article Nov 1, 2004 101
Why you won't find Kurdistan on a Microsoft map of Turkey. Nov 1, 2004 196
Heat gets tornado-style index. Brief Article Nov 1, 2004 164
New York top for diversity. Brief Article Nov 1, 2004 220
Townie invasion spurs growth. Brief Article Nov 1, 2004 131
Is it true that you only need four colours to draw a map? Brief Article Nov 1, 2004 270
Is there a relationship between the length of a river and its 'as the crow flies' distance from source to mouth? Brief Article Nov 1, 2004 316
What are freak waves and what causes them? Brief Article Nov 1, 2004 310
Why do I sometimes get red dust all over my car in the morning? Brief Article Nov 1, 2004 271
How quickly do rivers carve valleys? Nov 1, 2004 213
Has Sealand been officially recognised? Brief Article Oct 1, 2004 295
What has happened to Macau since China retook control? Brief Article Oct 1, 2004 218
What type of pencil is more environmentally friendly: mechanical or wooden? Brief Article Oct 1, 2004 216
Which travel guide was the world's first? Brief Article Oct 1, 2004 268
What and where is the Elemi Triangle? Oct 1, 2004 394
Making sense of the census. Oct 1, 2004 363
Cities. Book Review Oct 1, 2004 192
Quizzical: how did Mexico get its name? When does a species go from threathened to doomed? And with all those lovely tropical islands to choose from, what made the Bounty mutineers pick Pitcairn? Sep 1, 2004 1469
State Building. Book Review Sep 1, 2004 206
Where is Troy, and what evidence is there for there having been a war there? Aug 1, 2004 1372
Against Extinction. Book Review Aug 1, 2004 227
What's the significance of the transit of Venus? Brief Article Jul 1, 2004 287
Which bird has the longest non-stop migration? Brief Article Jul 1, 2004 311
Are all countries' flags unique? Brief Article Jul 1, 2004 225
How did Lesotho come to be a country within a country? Brief Article Jul 1, 2004 306
Why are Egypt and Sudan in dispute over the Hala'ib Triangle? Brief Article Jul 1, 2004 258
Coffee: a Dark History. Book Review Jul 1, 2004 253
The Book of Rule. Book Review Jun 1, 2004 140
English now seems to be the language of international trade. Which was the first? Brief Article May 1, 2004 291
Which is the world's most northerly town? Brief Article May 1, 2004 341
How many countries does the equator pass through? Brief Article May 1, 2004 231
What is the difference between a hill and a mountain? Brief Article May 1, 2004 291
Which is the rarest bird seen in the UK? Brief Article May 1, 2004 337
Urban sprawl. May 1, 2004 383
To the manor bought: the inexorable growth of the British suburb is the result of an increasingly affluent middle class striving to acquire its own piece of the countryside. May 1, 2004 696
The thin green line: authorities across the UK are now faced with the problems caused by planning policies that were implemented during the 20th century. May 1, 2004 893
High-rise sprawl: economic growth around the world has seen the suburb spread far and wide. Now, Southeast Asia is seeing a rapid increase in high-density, high-rise living. May 1, 2004 892
According to Georaphical's Antarctica map, no rain or snow has fallen in the Dry Valleys near McMurdo Sound for two million years. Why not, and how can scientists be sure of this remarkable length of time? Brief Article Apr 1, 2004 294
To which continent does the Indonesian province of Papua belong? Brief Article Apr 1, 2004 304
Which is the world's longest undersea mountain range? Brief Article Apr 1, 2004 305
Why do the inhabitants of the Indian town of Pondicherry use French words? Brief Article Apr 1, 2004 253
Where is the true source of the Nile? Apr 1, 2004 376
Where does helium come from? Brief Article Apr 1, 2004 234
High Tide. Book Review Mar 1, 2004 266
Quizzical: have you ever wondered how a sextant works? Or perhaps you're curious about all those tunnels that riddle the Rock of Gibraltar, or how the world's postal services figure out who gets paid what for delivering your overseas letters. This month, we sent Chris Edwards off to find answers to questions on all of these subjects and more. Jan 1, 2004 1444
Europe 2004: the bigger, the better? Jan 1, 2004 371
Not quite members: because of reservations among the existing members, the AC10 must wait five years before they achieve full voting rights. But even before they've joined, many are already starting to enjoy the economic benefits of membership. Jan 1, 2004 1139
To join or not to join: joining the EU is only the first step. Following their accession, the members of the AC10 will have to address the question of whether or not they want to adopt the euro--a decision fraught with serious economic consequences. Jan 1, 2004 1169
Death of democracy? Will the accession of the AC10 change the balance of power in the EU, or are changes to the European Convention going to reduce their influence, forcing them to club together in order to make themselves heard? Jan 1, 2004 1118
Vital Signs 2003-2004. Book Review Dec 1, 2003 293
The UN has predicted several times that there would be wars over water. Have any happened? Brief Article Nov 1, 2003 247
What's the difference between a nautical and a statute mile? Brief Article Nov 1, 2003 328
Which is the world's most dangerous country in which to drive? Nov 1, 2003 343
I have recently read that the bumblebee is in danger of extinction? Is this true? If so, what can be done about it? Brief Article Nov 1, 2003 225
What did people do to shield their eyes before sunglasses? Brief Article Nov 1, 2003 202
Global risk and danger. Nov 1, 2003 3697
How are population statistics compiled? Brief Article Oct 1, 2003 249
If scientists can eradicate smallpox, why not malaria? Brief Article Oct 1, 2003 249

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