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Currently discussing: The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World

Andrea Wulf

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2017-07-07 to 2017-07-31

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JL's Bibliomania
What is it about moles?!? We also have them plaguing our lawn
Murder by Death
I now have "I'm alright" stuck in my head. :)
Person Of Interest
"They keep themselves to themselves." Wish I could say the same about the moles. Sounds like the worms would definitely be an improvement. @BT: Moles vs. Homeowners = tie. ...
BrokenTune
Alright, furry mammals for the win. ;)
Murder by Death
ROFLMAO... put us back on the list! Koalas! Wallabys! Platypuses! Our Gippsland Giants aren't at all Dune-worthy, I promise. As Stewart mentions in her book, they are actuall...

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England (the Southern / Central Part), from East to West and Back: Bookish Souvenirs
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
The Trip: * Chiltern Hills and Thames Valley (to mystery lovers, aka "Midsomer County" -- though given that this is an area chock-full of quintessential(ly) English villages, ...
July: Colophon
Murder by Death
colophon: a statement at the end of a book, typically with a printer's emblem, giving information about its authorship and printing. I don't have a printer's emblem, unless ...
Booklikes-Opoly - BrokenTune's Final Game Wrap Up
BrokenTune
July 31st: Bank account: $215 Many thanks to Obsidian Blue and Moonlight reader for hosting this game. It was so much fun! Both playing and watching everyone else's update...
#24in48 Wrap-up
JL's Bibliomania
I haven't been online or read as much as yesterday, but wanted to post a final tally for #24in48 July 2017 Edition Hours reading print: 0.75 in The Invention of Nature and ...
The Invention of Nature - Reading Update: Part 5
BrokenTune
I am a little sad. This was a fascinating book, and I loved the chapter that described the last years in Humboldt's life and the political changes that he was surrounded by,...

Reviews

The Invention of Nature
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
The Invention of Nature is not flawless (for me the weakest chapter was on Humboldt and Thoreau - but I've always thought Thoreau was over-rated), but it is a fascinating read...
The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt
Murder by Death
The Lost Hero of Science is not hyperbole. It's one of the great tragedies of history that this man's name is no longer on the tip of every man, woman and child's tongue (at ...
THE INVENTION of NATURE BY ANDREA WULF
Elentarri's Book Blog
TITLE: The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World AUTHOR: Andrea Wulf Publisher: Knopf Format: e-book ISBN-13: 978-0-385-35067-9 BOOK REVIE...

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