The Snows of Kilimanjaro

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Februar 2004



Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest peak in Africa, rising 19,340 feet above the surrounding plains. For hundreds of years it has been called the "shining mountain" by local people. They gave it this name because the top is covered with glittering glacier ice and snow. It is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. In recent decades local people and tourists have noticed that there is less and less ice and snow on the mountain each year. Most scientists believe that the glaciers are disappearing because of changes in the weather of eastern Africa, and because of human actions. How is the ice disappearing? Who will be affected by the loss of the glaciers? What can you do to help? These questions are answered in the pages of this book.


Ernest Hemingway was born in Chicago in 1899, the second of six children. In 1917, he joined the Kansas City Star as a cub reporter. The following year, he volunteered as an ambulance driver on the Italian front, where he was badly wounded but decorated for his services. He returned to America in 1919, and married in 1921. In 1922, he reported on the Greco-Turkish war before resigning from journalism to devote himself to fiction. He settled in Paris, associating with other expatriates like Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein. He was passionately involved with bullfighting, big-game hunting and deep-sea fishing. Recognition of his position in contemporary literature came in 1954 when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, following the publication of The Old Man and the Sea. He died in 1961.


"'Stamped with the urgency of Hemingway's style - revealing tenderness of feeling beneath descriptions of brutality'" Guardian "In a class by itself - the country, at all hours shines bright and clear in these pages" Daily Telegraph
EAN: 9780099460923
ISBN: 0099460920
Untertitel: 'Vintage Books'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Random House UK Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2004
Seitenanzahl: 137 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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