Bruchstücke : Forschungsreisen in Deutsch-Südwestafrika ; Briefe und Fotografien

  • As one of the foremost scientists of the time, the Zurich-born botanist Hans Schinz travelled throughout the colony of German South-West Africa, now known as Namibia, from 1884 to 1886. During his expeditions, which covered the length and breadth of the country, he was an enthusiastic collector of many botanical, ethnographical, zoological and mineral samples. He described his experiences in vivid detail in letters to his family and colleagues in Zurich and Berlin. The extensive collections, with which he returned to Switzerland, and his subsequent research fostered his rapid career progression: in 1893 Hans Schinz became the director of the Zurich Botanical Gardens and in 1895 the Professor of Systematic Botany at the University of Zurich.

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Author:Hans Schinz
Parent Title (German):Lives, legacies, legends ; 9
Publisher:Basler Afrika Bibliographien
Place of publication:Basel
Editor:Dag Henrichsen
Document Type:Book
Year of Completion:2014
Year of first Publication:2014
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/05/14
GND Keyword:Reisebericht 1884-1887; Namibia; Schweizer; Botaniker; Geschichte 1884-1890; Namaaufstand
Page Number:218
Dewey Decimal Classification:9 Geschichte und Geografie / 91 Geografie, Reisen / 910 Geografie, Reisen
9 Geschichte und Geografie / 96 Geschichte Afrikas / 960 Geschichte Afrikas
Sammlungen:Afrika südlich der Sahara
Afrika südlich der Sahara / Paket Afrikanistik
Licence (German):License LogoFID Afrikastudien