Realms of Nature

The seaside wasn’t always the seaside

The relationship and interaction between humankind and nature, the ways in which our environment shapes us and the ways in which we shape our environment have changed dramatically over the past centuries. This is why the Armchair Sailor’s Travel Book is also dedicated to Environmental History.

On this website, you can look at different realms of nature – the sea, the mountains, the woods etc. – and find out how these were perceived by past societies. Study their representation in the arts and sciences. And learn more about issues such as sustainability and Eco-friendly living, building a bridge from the past to the future.

Caspar David Friedrich, The wanderer above the sea of fog (c) Public Domain