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The Resource The invention of nature : Alexander von Humboldt's new world, by Andrea Wulf

The invention of nature : Alexander von Humboldt's new world, by Andrea Wulf

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The invention of nature : Alexander von Humboldt's new world
Title
The invention of nature
Title remainder
Alexander von Humboldt's new world
Statement of responsibility
by Andrea Wulf
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. Among Humboldt's most revolutionary ideas was a radical vision of nature as a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone. Now Andrea Wulf brings the man and his achievements back into focus: his daring expeditions and investigation of wild environments around the world and his discoveries of similarities between climate and vegetation zones on different continents. She also discusses his prediction of human-induced climate change, his remarkable ability to fashion poetic narrative out of scientific observation, and his relationships with iconic figures such as Simón Bolívar and Thomas Jefferson. Wulf shows how Humboldt created our understanding of the natural world, and champions a renewed interest in this vital player in environmental history and science.--Adapted from book jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The invention of nature : Alexander von Humboldt's new world, by Andrea Wulf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn898909702
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xix, 473 pages
Isbn
9780385350662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
The invention of nature : Alexander von Humboldt's new world, by Andrea Wulf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn898909702
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xix, 473 pages
Isbn
9780385350662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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