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The invention of nature [electronic resource] : Alexander von Humboldt's New World. Andrea Wulf.

Wulf, Andrea. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780385350679 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2015.

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Summary, etc.: 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 SELLEROne of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the YearA Best Book of the Year: The Economist, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus ReviewsShortlist -- Costa Biography AwardFinalist -- Carnegie Medal for Excellence in NonfictionFinalist -- Kirkus Reviews Prize for Nonfiction Alexander von Humboldt (1769--1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. In North America, his name still graces four counties, thirteen towns, a river, parks, bays, lakes, and mountains. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether he was climbing the highest volcanoes in the world or racing through...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Knopf, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 49527 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Genre: Electronic books.

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