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AVOCADO

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JUNGLE QUEENS

A HISTORY OF FEMALE PIONEERS & GLOBAL EXPEDITIONS Christopher Columbus, James Cook and Marco Polo – even school kids are familiar with the names of these explorers. Their female counterparts, however, like Isabella Bird, Mary Kingsley, or Ida Pfeiffer, are rather unknown although they explored the world in equally bold terms. Spectacular adventures? Should be a man’s thing! Such was the notion until the beginning of the 20th century. Nevertheless, some courageous female pioneers dared to embark on expeditions around the globe, from the green jungle to the dusty savannah. A little overview...

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