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The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World - Andrea Wulf
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
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The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the process created modern environmentalism.NATIONAL BEST SELLERShortlist -- Costa Biography AwardFinalist... show more
The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the process created modern environmentalism.NATIONAL BEST SELLERShortlist -- Costa Biography AwardFinalist -- Carnegie Medal for Excellence in NonfictionFinalist -- Kirkus Reviews Prize
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Format: Kindle Edition
ASIN: B00RKO0L3A
Publisher: Knopf
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
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Murder by Death
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4.5 The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt
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 least in the English speaking world). I don't know where to begin, but to put it as concisely as possible, read any headlin...
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3.5 THE INVENTION of NATURE BY ANDREA WULF
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 REVIEW The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf is not a complete or in-depth biography, but rather a journey to discover the for...
Reader! Reader!
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5.0 The Invention of Nature
The Humboldt Current. Humboldt County (CA and NV). Humboldt State University (CA) and Universidad Humboldt (Venezuela). These and the many other "Humboldt" place names aren't honoring different Humboldts. They are all honoring one--Prussian naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt.And while Am...
Reflections
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5.0 Widely loved, then largely forgotten
A scientific expedition had long been Alexander von Humboldt’s dream, so when he stepped onto the shores of Latin America in 1799 he was beyond excited, and soon began exploring, measuring, comparing, questioning, and chronicling everything: the distribution of indigenous plants, barometric pressure...
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