Simon Winchester shows how land is a precarious, ever-changing reality that has been stolen, purchased, defended and damaged by human activities.

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Review of ‘Land’

Land is something many of us take for granted. It’s here, under our feet, grounding us and giving us a sense of home. But as Simon Winchester (The Map That Changed the World) elucidates in his comprehensive new book, Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World, it’s actually a precarious, ever-changing…

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