All the Land (The German List) (Hardcover)
Seagull Books, 9780857426062, 264pp.
Publication Date: April 15, 2019
As Lendle shows, Wegener’s life was anything but ordinary. Surrounded by children at the orphanage his parents ran, Wegener was driven by his scientific spirit in search not only of answers to big questions, but of solitude. Though Wegener’s life ended in tragedy during his long winter in Greenland, he left us with a scientific legacy: the theory of continental drift, mocked by his peers and only recognized decades after his death. Lendle gives us the story of this great adventurer, of the experiences that shaped him, resulting in a tale that is both thrilling and tender.
About the Author
Katy Derbyshire is a translator and coeditor of no man’s land, an online literary magazine of contemporary German writing in English.
Praise For All the Land (The German List)…
— Rick Simonson, Elliott Bay Book Company