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JANUARY 2015 VOLUME 87 | NO 01

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24 Photostory: These windy spaces A selection of images showing off the stunning and varied landscapes of Scotland, taken from a new book by photographer Colin Prior

34Dossier: Green and pleasant land The long-term trend for Brazil’s rainforest appears to be quietly positive. Mark Rowe asks if the battle for the Amazon is inally being won

42Running wild The re-introduction of European bison into Romania’s Tarcu Mountains may offer a better mix of ecology and economy for the land left behind. Daniel Allen and Cain Blythe report

D E P A R T M E N T S

48 The village of the freed In Pakistan, bonded slavery is as prevalent now as it has ever been. Luke Duggleby reports on the efforts being made to combat this horri ic violation of basic human rights

54 The Switzerland of Central America Costa Rica has pledged to become the world’s irst carbon neutral country. Sarah Gilbert investigates the eco-friendly haven

67Essential gear: To the South Pole and back Eight years after walking solo to the North Geographic Pole, Ben Saunders describe his Antarctic sequel

Worldwatch 6 Volcanoes 8 Wildfires; Geopolitics 10 Cartograms; Livestock 12 Eco-cities; Geotech 14 Cultures; Climate Reports 16 Geographical Archive 18 Where in the World? 21 Opinion: Neoliberal nightmare 23 Geographical Hotspot: Myanmar

Regulars 63 Reviews 72 Geophoto: Bad weather 76 In Society 78 Letters 79 Quiz and Crossword 82 I’m a geographer: Geoff Dyer

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