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'The Humboldt Current,' by Aaron Sachs - The New York Times Book Review

'The Humboldt Current,' by Aaron Sachs - The New York Times Book Review | Explorers in German Literature | Scoop.it

A group biography of four 19th-century scientists who explored America and beyond... Humboldt, the central figure in Aaron Sachs’s ambitious first book, “The Humboldt Current,” was the toast of all of Europe, as well as a subject of great admiration in the fledgling country across the sea.

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The Secret of the Great Desert

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 The African explorer Gerhard Rohlfs made a total of ten journeys between 1861 and 1885. Today his name may not be as familiar as those of his more famous colleagues Mungo Park, David Livingstone or Heinrich Barth and Gustav Nachtigall. In his own century, however, Gerhard Rohlfs was known as an adventurer, explorer and finally as envoy of the German Emperor on Zanzibar.

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Summary of "Das Geheimnis der großen Wüste" by Rainer-K. Langner - a biography of a German explorer of Africa, Gerhard Rohlfs.

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Scott Polar Research Institute

Scott Polar Research Institute | Explorers in German Literature | Scoop.it

The Institute is a well-known and long-established centre for research into both polar regions. It is part of the University of Cambridge and is a sub-department of the Department of Geography.

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Georg Forster (German explorer and scientist)

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Explorer and scientist who helped to establish the literary travel book as a favoured genre in German literature.

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Freeze Frame » Freeze Frame

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Freeze Frame is a remarkable resource enabling you to explore over 20,000 photographs from 1845-1960, representing some of the most important visual resources for research into British and international polar exploration.

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