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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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2017 in Review
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
2017 was an excellent reading year around here. I had four five-star reads, not counting re-reads, which is a very high total for me, out of some 90+ books read. One was a n...
16 Tasks of the Festive Season - Square 10: Pancha Ganapati
BrokenTune
Tasks for Pancha Ganapati: Post about your 5 favourite books this year and why you appreciated them so much. –OR– Take a shelfie / stack picture of the above-mentioned 5 favor...
16 Tasks of the Festive Season - Square 10: Pancha Ganapati Task
Murder by Death
Tasks for Pancha Ganapati: Post about your 5 favourite books this year and why you appreciated them so much. –OR– Take a shelfie / stack picture of the above-mentioned 5 favor...
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 ...

Reviews

The Invention of Nature - Alexander von Humboldt's New World
BrokenTune
Wulff's Invention of Nature was probably the best book I have read in all of 2017. Although, I knew of Humboldt (and his brother), I had no idea of the extent of his influe...
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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