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The Nameless Night

Nicki and Canon are meant for each other. So when Canon disappears, Nicki sets off on a quest to find him - and uncovers a dark secret in his life that leads her into totally alien territory. Running parallel to familiar reality there exists a world of flowing creatures: creatures that ...


Penguins and Pack Ice – The Polar Regions


Our past and our future are buried beneath the ice.

The ice-cap in the Arctic and Antarctic has always played a crucial role in the earth's complex eco-system. So this 740,000-year old ice contains valuable information about the climatic changes which took place in the ...
Rights sold: Czech Republic

The World Beyond Cinema

Lorenz, a former librarian and cinema usher, is now pushing 30 and working in a copy shop. One day he holds onto one of several copies of a diary he is binding for a diplomat. He gives it unread to his girlfriend Iris, a substitute teacher, so they can read it together. The diary is the ...


Things We Said Today

Western Pomeranian, 1999, in the small village of Bresekow. When old Frau Hanske dies, her daughter Ingrid flies in for the funeral with her family from Ireland. Ingrid had fled Bresekow many years ago. Her visit brings about many changes in the village, raising questions old and new, ...


Julius

Julius is the story of a young man striking out on his own. It's also the story of the eponymous protagonist's friendship with Martin, a sports-mad French student. And it's the moving and tragic love story of Julius and Jadwiga, and Julius's only seemingly ...


The Other Kosmos

70 texts, 70 places, 70 years: 1789 - 1859

Renaissance man, scientist, citizen of the world, first environmental activist, international publicist His articles and essays were distributed around the world in an extraordinary manner: over 1,000 texts in fourteen languages in 30 scholarly disciplines in 250 media platforms ...

In Search of the Taste of Childhood

My life as a fearless gardener

As a child, the bananas from the supermarket were much cooler than the apples grown locally, but as an adult, Christine Zeile wanted to rediscover the taste of long-vanished, older fruit varieties. Fruits and vegetables from her own garden without chemicals: That couldn't be all that hard, right?

What to do about Jihadists

A Policy Approach to the War on Terror

Frustrated by what he sees as patchwork politics, Omid Nouripour presents a tangible political approach for dealing with Islamist terror in terms of both internal and foreign policy. He holds that "IS" can be defeated by adopting a prudent combination of ideological, military, political and ...


Philosophical Brain Games

Thinking can be fun

God and man, nature, space and time, insight and self-knowledge, society and the state, logic, ethics and morality-these are issues that have preoccupied people since time immemorial. Forays into philosophy can enhance our perspective on life's problems and ...

Rights sold: Spain (cast., cat.), France, Turkey, Arabic language

Arthur Schopenhauer

A cosmopolitan philosopher

An original thinker and a great teacher of wisdom

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 -1860) was only 25 years old when he published his first major work, "The World as Will and Idea". He was a cosmopolitan thinker whose interests outside of philosophy included ...

Rights sold: Estonia

Banned - Ostracised - Banished

Women writers in resistance against the Nazis

No sooner had German-speaking women writers begun to make their mark on the literary scene at the start of the 20th century than their way was already being barred by the Nazis' cultural policy. As a result of their political convictions, their style of writing, the way they presented ...


The New User's Guide to Philosophy

A key to classic works of philosophy

Volume two of the internationally successful series!

They made history and their works can be found in bookcases the world over - although the majority will be unread: philosophical classics, from Aristotle's ›Metaphysics‹ all the way through to ›Dialectic Of Enlightenment‹ by ...

Rights sold: France, Greece

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