“The collector of worlds” by Ilija Trojanow

“The collector of worlds” by Ilija Trojanow

About Richard Francis Burton, a british officer in India, who learnt the language of India and traveled undercover through the british colony. His curiousity about new languages, people and countries were the reason of further trips through arabic countries and Africa. (more…)
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“Women of Discovery” by Mary Tiegreen and Milbry Polk

“Women of Discovery” by Mary Tiegreen and Milbry Polk

Male explorers like Christoph Kolumbus, James Cook or Roald Amundsen are known. We all know Diane Fossey and Jane Goodall, who studied mountain gorillas and chimpanzees, but often female explorers are unknown. The authors portray around 80 further female explorers like Freya Stark and Alexandra David-Néel. (more…)
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“Das große Los” by Meike Winnemuth

“Das große Los” by Meike Winnemuth

The journalist Meike Winnemuth won 500,000 Euro in "Who wants to be a millionaire?" and decided to travel around the world. She spent every month in another big city during her one year trip. (more…)
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“Measuring The World” by Daniel Kehlmann

“Measuring The World” by Daniel Kehlmann

About two different discoverer: Alexander von Humboldt, who traveled over years, and Carl Friedrich Gauss, who hated travelling. Both were different, but both made important discoveries. (more…)
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