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Kurt Hollander
Kurt Hollander is a writer, translator, editor, photographer and filmmaker. He lives in Mexico City.

Written by Kurt Hollander

Essay/
Earth science and climate
Middle Earth

The Equator once marked the edge of the civilised world. If we put it at the centre, we might see our place in the heavens

Kurt Hollander