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No matter how many borders define our waking lives, our dreams defy them. We wake up wondering what it could all mean. How were we able to fly? Why were we on that mountain? How could we be so brave?

Our dreams remind us of how much we don’t know, how much we haven’t done or understood. Some of us put our dreams aside, carrying on as if they didn’t matter. And some of us believe in them, recognizing their images as signs that we need to change something, go farther, see more.

Our explorers are united in their drive to take nothing for granted and to test the limits. They investigate beliefs too often mistaken for knowledge and reveal essential layers underneath, inviting us to reconsider. They venture into wild spaces in ways no one has before, photographing and documenting, pointing to everything we might overlook. They open up the world within their pages.

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A Taste of Haida Gwaii

By Susan Musgrave
Categories: Cooking
Series: Explore

In addition to winning lifetime achievement awards as a writer and poet, since 2010 Susan Musgrave has been the proprietor of Copper Beech House, a beautiful bed and breakfast that has for decades played ...

Bad Ideas

By Michael V. Smith
Categories: Poetry
Series: Explore

Nobody knows bad ideas quite like Michael V. Smith. In his new collection of poetry, he speaks to an intangibility of sense, or a sense beyond the rational. Bad Ideas explores the inevitability of loss ...

Between Gods

From the Man Booker-nominated author of the novel Far to Go and one of our most talented young writers comes an unflinching, moving and unforgettable memoir about family secrets and the rediscovered past. ...

Birds Art Life

A writer's search for inspiration, beauty and solace leads her to birds in this intimate and exuberant meditation on creativity and life—a field guide to things small and significant.

For Vladimir Nabokov, ...

Closer

By Sarah Barmak
Categories: Health & Fitness
Series: Explore

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We think of the modern woman as sexually liberated – if anything, we’re ...

Curry

By Naben Ruthnum
Categories: Literary Collections
Series: Explore

No two curries are the same. This Curry asks why the dish is supposed to represent everything brown people eat, read, and do.
Curry is a dish that doesn't quite exist, but, as this hilarious and sharp ...

Great Bear Wild

By Ian McAllister
Foreword by Robert Kennedy Jr.
Categories: Nature
Series: Explore

Ian McAllister, conservationist, photographer, and longtime Great Bear Rainforest resident, takes us on a deeply personal journey from the headwaters of the region’s unexplored river valleys down to ...

Ice Diaries

What do we stand to lose in a world without ice?

A decade ago, novelist and short story writer Jean McNeil spent a year as writer-in-residence with the British Antarctic Survey, and four months on the ...

Into the Silence

By Wade Davis
Categories: History
Series: Explore

A magnificent work of history, biography and adventure.

If the quest for Mount Everest began as a grand imperial gesture, as redemption for an empire of explorers that had lost the race to the Poles, it ...