Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sven Hedin

Adventurous Swede

Map by Sven Hedin

Credit: Norwegian National Library, B L Bye
Sven Hedin traveled trans himalaya and improved our geographical knowledge by making more precise maps.

Aloke is perfectly right; I am an admirer of the 'horrible reactionary man', the adventurer and geographer and SWEDE Sven Hedin. He is more famous in Asia than in the Nordic countries. I only learn about him because of my expedition to Tibet and the totally fascinating mapping history of that region. Get a taste of Hedin by reading Alokes biography of him. :-)

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