William Atkins

William AtkinsWilliam Atkins is the author of The Moor (Faber), a book about English moorland, which was described in the Observer as a ‘classic’ and as a ‘remarkable book’ by John Carey in the Sunday Times.

He is working on a travel book and cultural history about the world’s deserts, to be published internationally in 2018. He is a 2016 Eccles British Library Writer in Residence.

Saturday 11th June

12:00 Extremes of exploration – flight, mountains, jungle, desert

William Atkins, James Macdonald Lockhart and Andrea Wulf in conversation with Andrew Simms

Will atkins RAPTOR The Invention Of Nature

What drives us to extremes? How do humans and animals co-exist in myriad landscapes? How does exploration in the 21st century compare with the impulses that moved explorers such as Alexander von Humboldt?

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