Alexander von Humboldt climbed the Chimborazo volcano in 1802 and shaped our understanding of nature as a living whole. Andrea Wulf’s prizewinning book presents the legendary environmental pioneer.
On the year of the 250th birthday of the pioneering German naturalist, award-winning Humboldt expert Andrea Wulf has published an illustrated book about his storied 1799-1804 expedition through equatorial America.
Celebrated German explorer Alexander von Humboldt was born 250 years ago. Far ahead of his time, he warned of the critical importance of protecting nature. Now Germany's president is following in his footsteps.
Lannisters against the Starks, Baratheons versus Targaryens. Never heard these names before? If you want to catch up on "Game of Thrones" before the final season begins, here's a high-speed, spoiler-filled review.
One of the doyennes of crime writing is visiting the island of Usedom to read in a literary program with the title "Thinking of Germany." DW took the opportunity to ask the American author about her own thoughts.
The cathedral in Leon, Spain, is renowned for its stained-glass windows, but it is also home to a world-class organ made by the Bonn-based Klais organ builders. Getting it built was no easy feat.
Provenance research attempts to track down the history of the possession of artworks. Many museums and other institutions attempt to tackle the challenge, but there's still a lot of work to do.
What started as an online student directory aimed at ranking women by their looks quickly grew into the world's most popular social media platform. But as DW's Courtney Tenz argues, we might be happier Facebook free.
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