The novel is about Conrad, a young boy, who spends each Thursday with his uncle, Mr. Ringelhuth. One Thursday - it happens to be the 35th of May - they meet Negro Caballo, who is well-versed in German literature, and at the same time, is the best roller skater in the world. Negro Caballo is a black horse that can speak. Together they enter Uncle Ringelhuth's huge wardrobe, which stands in the hallway, and end up on a thin strip of metal, which is the Equator. The starting pont of the Equator is the wardrobe itself. Conrad and his uncle mount Negro Caballo, and together they travel - or rather roller-skate - along the Equator to many parts of the world, gathering interesting and sometimes hair-raising experiences.
Air pollution, or rather its relative absence, was behind high rates of glacial melting in Switzerland during the 1940s--the highest since records began in 1914, despite air temperatures being lower than they are today.(SWITZERLAND)(Brief article)
Mar 01, 2010; Air pollution, or rather its relative absence, was behind high rates of glacial melting in Switzerland during the 1940s--the...