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Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog)
Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog) rated it 3 years ago
Title: The Caboose Who Got LooseAuthor: Bill Peet Genre: Trains / Traveling / Children's / Adventure Year Published: 1971 Year Read: 2009Publisher: Houghton Mifflin CompanySource: LibraryContent Rating: Ages 4+ (Nothing Objectionable) “The Caboose Who Got Loose” is a great story from the...
BrokenTune rated it 4 years ago
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 influence on the sciences and of the adventures he went on to gain the deep understanding of the world that he did. I am still amaz...
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. Because before Carl Sagan's Cosmos, there was Alexander von Humboldt's Kosmos. (I don't think this is accidental, someho...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 4 years ago
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...
Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 4 years ago
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...
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