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The invention of nature : Alexander von Humboldt's new world / Andrea Wulf.

Wulf, Andrea, (author.).

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Jackson County Public Library 509.2 W (Text) 39493107934194 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 10/05/2020
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385350662
  • ISBN: 038535066X
  • Physical Description: xix, 473 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I. Departure : Emerging Ideas. 1. Beginnings ; 2. Imagination and nature : Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Humboldt ; 3. In search of a destination -- Part II. Arrival : Collecting Ideas. 4. South America ; 5. The Llanos and the Orinoco ; 6. Across the Andes ; 7. Chimborazo ; 8. Politics and nature : Thomas Jefferson and Humboldt -- Part III. Return : Sorting Ideas. 9. Europe ; 10. Berlin ; 11. Paris ; 12. Revolutions and nature : Simón Bolívar and Humboldt ; 13. London ; 14. Going in circles : maladie centrifuge -- Part IV. Influence : Spreading Ideas. 15. Return to Berlin ; 16. Russia ; 17. Evolution and nature : Charles Darwin and Humboldt ; 18. Humbolt's Cosmos ; 19. Poetry, science and nature : Henry David Thoreau and Humboldt -- Part V. New Worlds : Evolving Ideas. 20. The greatest man since the deluge ; 21. Man and nature : George Perkins Marsh and Humboldt ; 22. Art, ecology and nature : Ernst Haeckel and Humboldt ; 23. Preservation and nature : John Muir and Humboldt.
Summary, etc.:
A portrait of the German naturalist reveals his ongoing influence on humanity's relationship with the natural world today, discussing such topics as his views on climate change, conservation, and nature as a resource for all life.
Subject: Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859.
Scientists > Germany > Biography.
Naturalists > Germany > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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