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Welcome to "Przekrój"!

In case you wonder where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help. “Przekrój” (pron. ‘p-SHEH-crooy’) is the oldest magazine about society and culture in Poland. Now it’s also available in English!

“Przekrój” Magazine brings to the English reader some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in such fields as culture, society, ecology and literature. Stand aside from the haste and fierceness of everyday news and join us now!

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14 results
Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / science
The Subterranean Brain of the Forest
The Subterranean Brain of the Forest
Magazine / science

The forest is full of life, not only in the green leaves that burst out of tree crowns, but also underground, where a dense collection of roots and fungi form a communication network.

Maria Hawranek

Magazine / science
In-visible
In-visible
Magazine / science

As the springtime air emerges from the winter frost, so too do the blossoming flowers of tiny plants and enormous trees. Nature’s floral fanfare is a joy to behold.

Urszula Zajączkowska

Magazine / science
Fantasy Forests
Fantasy Forests
Magazine / science

As natural, primeval forests across the world continue to shrink, might we look towards popular fantasy fiction to better understand how we must preserve the gifts of nature?

Michał Książek

Reading / science
The Spruces of the Krukawe Woods
The Spruces of the Krukawe Woods
Reading / science

In the primeval Białowieża Forest, a small spruce is growing. But unlike the oak trees that surround it, this spruce is growing above the ground…

Michał Książek

Reading / science
Eyes of Green
Eyes of Green
Reading / science

Trees can live for hundreds – and in some cases, tens of thousands – of years, making them the most well-versed historians… if only we could communicate with them.

Adam Węgłowski

Magazine / society
Reborn in the Forest
Reborn in the Forest
Magazine / society

After years of documenting death and suffering, the Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado turned his lens towards life – the biodiversity of our planet’s flora and fauna, and its indigenous peoples who live in harmony with nature.

Agata Kasprolewicz

Magazine / science
Secrets of Nature (Summer 2019)
Secrets of Nature (Summer 2019)
Magazine / science

Our resident ethnobiologist explores the secrets and treasures of Poland’s meadows and forests, including saskatoon, lindenflower, and Himalayan balsam.

Łukasz Łuczaj

Magazine / science
The Oak Chronicles
The Oak Chronicles
Magazine / science

An encounter with an ancient oak tree named Bartek, as experienced and retold by a biologist and poet.

Urszula Zajączkowska

Reading / society
Six Feet Above the Ground
Six Feet Above the Ground
Reading / society

Our ancestors lived in trees millions of years ago. Perhaps that’s why humans seem intent on returning to them.

Łukasz Stępnik

Reading / society
How to Build a Tree House
How to Build a Tree House
Reading / society

Building a tree house from wood should be an easy task, if you follow this architect’s simple instructions.

Łukasz Stępnik

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