Articles and Comments - Regions / Continents / Africa

Articles, comments, essays and tales about Africa, travel stories, and its inhabitants.

Zebras, Horses And Okapis - Zebras are rather bizarre animals; they belong to the same genus as horses, albeit there are various different species of zebras which are as distant between them in evolutionary terms as they are from the modern horse.

Irukandis And Portuguese Frigates - Not all exotic animals are amicable, peaceful or useful for us; an encounter with a jellyfish like the Portuguese Frigate or the smallish Irukandi that inhabits in the Coral Sea, near Australia can be deadly even for adult people.

The Brachiosaurus - Why were dinosaurs so big? We are thining now about gigantic things like some massive dinosaurs that lived long before humans. One of such animals was Brachiosaurus: this one was among the biggest, heaviest and longest animals that ever lived in our planet.

The Treasure Ships - Only few times you will be able to get significant prizes without significant efforts: during the thirteenth century China had the most advanced naval and marine technology in the world, and as the ancient nation was attempting to expand its dominions and power, it began to develop oceanic commerce but had to make very significant investments in engineering and the construction of enormous shipyards.

The Phoenician Explorers - Phoenicians had a natural gift for business, but dedicating yourself to commerce in those days required an adequate combination of natural commercial instincts indeed, with the addition of exploratory abilities as well as military and combat skills.

The Morals Of Coleacanths And Opossums - Winning prizes, the lottery, finding gold or precious stones, exotic animals or uncovering mysteries are things that people often assume to be myths, but they can be quite real indeed.

Skin Care For Outdoor Adventurers - Exploration and adventure put our skin under strain and more risks than usual: Dryness and dust in the air, more sunlight than we are accustomed to, heat and wind in places like the sea, deserts and even ice fields may cause diverse skin problems.

The five virtues of a man - The five virtues of a man according to the Fante people.

Phoenician Art And Its Meaning - The Phoenician people practically invented commerce as we know it and they made huge fortunes and prosperity by means of trade, but their quest for riches led them to forget about other aspects of the life of a nation, and thus we owe to that mistake the fact that today we barely know anything about them.

The True Surival Story of A.H. Braun (V) - This is the story based on documents of First Lieut. A.H. Braun during WWII.

How Ingenuity Saved The Life Of A Pope And The Political Structure Of Europe - For the medieval mind, the fact that the Pope himself could fall victim to God's fury would have been utterly devastating, and it almost happened.

Fire As A Local Environmental Cleanser And Countermeasure Against Infections - If you ever spent a night outdoors, in a swampy area, cold or tropical but filled with small insects, you surely know what it means to be attacked by swarms of mosquitoes, flies and other exasperating creations of nature; a good use of fire will save you from such a disgrace.

Conflict Diamonds... Bloody Diamonds - In some regions of the world, under extreme conditions for survival, thousands of people work in slavery and infrahuman conditions to satisfy the hedonism of some and the lust for war of others.

Wilderness tips and advice: basic care for wounds in the tropical regions

Strategic intuition: Leaders and strange projects - From time to time someone pops out in front of TV cameras and says that he - or she - has a magnificent plan; some of those plans, allegedly generated spontaneously, are pure chimeras, but there are also leaders that promise to reach the Moon, and they finally do that. The quality of leadership has a lot to do with that. What is needed in order to get such quality?

The Modern Exploration Of The Nile River - The Nile river is famous basically for three things: it is one of the longest in the world, it has an uncannily fertile valley surrounding it in the middle of the desert, and it reminds us of the fabulously rich Egyptian culture.

Regions, Continents and Countries - Articles, essays, comments and tales about different regions, continents and countries of the world dealing in each with case aspects of their society, culture, economy, geography, folklore, history, regional products, sports and outdoor activities, and other things of interest fot any traveller.

Geography and Outdoors / Navigation and Maps - Learn how to navigate using maps, a compass, gps systems or simply by observing natural formations - Find your way whenever you get lost in the wilderness.

Travel and Tourism - Advice and recommendations for travellers and tourists - Avoid complications in your trips.

Leaders and Leadership - Compilation of articles and courses on leadership: how leaders arise, natural leaders, how to learn to lead, educating leaders, etc.

Groups and Organisations - Assorted articles related to human groups and organizations, as much commercial (companies or corporations) like without profit aims (associations or foundations).

Outdoors / Ecology, Nature and Environment - Ecological problems, their possible solutions and feasible and sustainable measures that you can take in order to contribute to care for and improve the relationship between humankind and the environment.

Social Sciences / Politics and Political Problems - Articles and insights of citizens who ponder about national and international politics and political problems, politicians, government policies, chariy projects and others that have current leading roles in our world, taking into consideration social and environmental issues.

Society / Globalisation / Antiglobalisation - Corporate and gubernamental political players worldwide support globalisation. People in general, however, tend to oppose this process as it unfolds now, causing widespread hunger, unemployment and poverty while less than 5% of humankind benefits from it.

Arts, Crafts and Artists - An assortment of articles dealing with our ways to express, create and learn about arts and crafts, as well as artistic products in the context of history, museums and various disciplines such as plastic and performing arts, cienam, photography, literature, etc.

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