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  • Keywords
    • Patagonia,
    • Travel memoir,
    • Tierra del Fuego,
    • South America,
    • Antarctica,
    • Visiting the bottom of the world,
    • Travelling in climate change

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Exploring Patagonia and Antarctica
Viewing Nature’s Beauty and Seeing the Destruction of Earth by Mankind
by Otto Schmalz

Otto and his wife, Gertrud, had travelled to many places around the world—but by November 2006, they were looking for something different, somewhere out of the ordinary that tourists didn’t think of visiting. They set their course for two weeks cruising the fjords in Patagonia before heading even farther south to Antarctica. Although Otto describes the idyllic beauty of Patagonia and the unique terrain of Antarctica, he learns as well about the mark that humans have left in their wake. In Patagonia, European colonization has torn through its Indigenous peoples; in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, modern whaling practices have left the environment imbalanced, hunting animals to near extinction. The balance of beauty and ruin hangs in humans’ hands, and Otto witnesses the consequences firsthand in these remote areas. In Exploring Patagonia and Antarctica, Otto explores the effects that Homo sapiens has had all the way to the bottom of the world, as well as how important it is to protect the one and only planet we have.

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Otto Schmalz is a professional electrical engineer. He has experienced several different political systems—his childhood notably spent under Nazi regime in Germany—and has travelled all over the world, always filled with curiosity and questions. He took pen to paper to communicate his ideas and observations about the world, particularly about the effects manmade rules and regulations have on social inequality and environmental destruction. He has published six books about his many life experiences: As the Bombs Fell (2018), Out of the Ruins (2019), Time for Taking Chances (2020), Taking Chances (2020), A Journey Back to Europe (2021), and To Abu Simbel and Back (2021). Otto lives in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, with his wife, Gertrud.


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