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Title The invention of nature : Alexander von Humboldt's new world / Andrea Wulf.
Author Wulf, Andrea.
Publication New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Edition First American Edition.
Description xix, 473 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Note "THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part 1. Departure: Emerging ideas. Beginnings -- Imagination and nature: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Humboldt -- In search of a destination. -- Part 2. Arrival: Collecting ideas. South America -- The Llanos and the Orinoco -- Across the Andes -- Chimborazo -- Politics and nature: Thomas Jefferson and Humboldt. -- Part 3. Return: Sorting ideas. Europe -- Berlin -- Paris -- Revolutions and nature: Simon Bolivar and Humboldt -- London -- Going in circles: Maladie Centrifuge -- Part 4. Influence: Spreading ideas. Return to Berlin -- Russia -- Evolution and nature: Charles Darwin and Humboldt -- Humbolt's Cosmos -- Poetry, science and nature: Henry David Thoreau and Humboldt -- Part 5. New worlds: Evolving ideas. The greatest man since the deluge -- Man and nature: George Perkins Marsh and Humboldt -- Art, ecology and nature: Ernst Haeckel and Humboldt -- Preservation and nature: John Muir and Humboldt.
Subject Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859.
Scientists -- Germany -- Biography.
Naturalists -- Germany -- Biography.
ISBN 9780345806291

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