Non-Fiction Autumn 2021


Felix Adlon, Kerstin Kropac


One hotel, six generations – the story of my family

Date of publication: September 27, 2021
Hardcover | 288 pages
Felix Adlon can't set foot in a hotel without being personally welcomed by the manager. No wonder: everyone knows the legendary grand hotel Adlon opposite Berlin's Brandenburg Gate. The hotel cea...

Joachim Mohr (Editor), Frank Patal...

Germany in the Roaring Twenties

Dazzling nights and murky days

Date of publication: June 14, 2021
Paperback | 256 pages
In the 1920s, Berlin is the world's most dazzling metropolis: Elegantly dressed ladies stroll along the Ku'damm, long queues form under neon signs outside cinemas, and nightclubs tempt the passer...

Thomas Fischermann, Dzuliferi Huhu...

The Shaman's Son

The Amazon's last surviving shamans fighting for their magical legacy

Date of publication: September 13, 2021
Hardcover | 304 pages
Thomas Fischermann met the apprentice shaman Dzuliferi Huhuteni while on an expedition in the Amazon rainforest. The son of the last surviving jaguar shaman is about to inherit the legacy of his ...

Reinhold Messner

Meeting the Challenge or Meeting One's End

The irresistible lure of alpinism

Date of publication: October 18, 2021
Hardcover | 304 pages
Old-school mountaineers confront the unknown with courage and self-sufficiency. They go where no one else dares to go, and take unbelievable risks. Ever since man first stood on top of Mont Blanc...

Wolfgang Schreil, Leo G. Linder

The Woodland Animal Whisperer

Exploring the secrets of our woods and discovering the power of nature

Date of publication: August 16, 2021
Hardcover | 208 pages
No one is as at home among wild woodland animals as Wolfgang Schreil: he gets up close and personal with red deer and lynxes, photographs a hunting stoat at ten paces, gets within touching distan...

Joachim Mohr (Editor), Eva-Maria S...

The Secret of Their Success

German business dynasties and their path to power and global renown

Date of publication: August 30, 2021
Hardcover | 256 pages
Henkel, Porsche, Miele, Krupp and Faber-Castell are known all over the world – but who were the individuals and families after whom these companies were named? Who are the families whose products...

Marc Engelhardt (Editor)

Climate Warriors

The people who are really saving our planet, and how you can join them

Date of publication: November 9, 2021
Paperback | 336 pages
The permafrost is disappearing, the Amazon is burning, the poles are melting: climate change seems to be unstoppable, despite Greta Thunberg and Fridays for Future's best efforts. Is resistance f...

Christian Holler, Joachim Gaukel, ...

Understanding and Talking About Renewable Energies

Date of publication: September 27, 2021
Paperback | 176 pages | With illustrations from: Charlotte Kelschenbach
Fossil fuels like coal or oil are "out": Their use aggravates climate change and we have to replace them as quickly as possible. Yet, what are good alternatives? And are other energy sources suff...

Jörg Römer (Editor), Christoph Sei...

From Above

The most beautiful stories about our planet and us, told by satellite images

Date of publication: September 27, 2021
Hardcover | 288 pages
There is a whole fleet of satellites keeping an almost constant eye on every nook and cranny on earth. These observers from space not only produce fascinating images of volcanos, deserts, atolls ...

Peter Wohlleben

The Tenacity of Trees

How trees learn to deal with climate change – and why forests will save us, if we let them

Date of publication: July 26, 2021
Hardcover | 256 pages
Even if man-made climate change ends up devastating our planet, our trees will keep coming back – as they do, always and everywhere, even after catastrophic fires, destructive storms and large-sc...

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