Riddles of the Gobi Desert

Send Hedin Riddles of the Gobi Desert

Riddles of the Gobi Desert by Swedish explorer Sven Hedin. Sven Hedin’s fourth expedition from 1927 and 1935 to Asia led him to Mongolia, the Gobi Desert and Xinjiang. The goal was to map the areas, search for remains of ancient sites and to conduct … Read more and download PDF

Mount Everest, the Reconnaissance, 1921

Mount Everest, the Reconnaissance, 1921

Why risk your life climbing the world’s highest peak? “Because it’s there!” Climber and WW1-veteran George Mallory coined the iconic explanation, and Mount Everest, the Reconnaissance is the epic recount of the 1921-expedition where he participated along with A. F. R. Wollaston and Charles Howard-Bury. Sadly, Mallory … Read more and download PDF

Wonderland of the Antipodes

“One little pickle of a fellow, with bright black eyes, who had quite overcome his terror, amused himself by creeping up behind the others, and frightening them by shouting in their ear, “ Nui pakeha, nui pakeha” (the big white man, the big white man … Read more and download PDF

Walden – Life in the Woods

Walden; or, Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau is possibly the most famous, beloved, and influential book about living in and close to nature. Which is what Thoreau did for two years, two months, and two days (1845-1847). From the book: “I went to … Read more and download PDF

On the Origin of Species

Origin of Species Charles Darwin

On the Origin of Species is the magnum opus of Charles Darwin, originally titled On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. No other science book has created such a revolt in both … Read more and download PDF

Robinson Crusoe

robinson crusoe

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe was published in 1719 and is a work of fiction. But it is written as an autobiography – and the first edition credited the main character as the author, lending it even more credibility! Robinson Crusoe is the captivating story … Read more and download PDF