The Invention of Nature
Alexander von Humboldt's New World
Discover the life of Alexander von Humboldt, a visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the world. Andrea Wulf explores his expeditions, discoveries, and revolutionary vision of nature as a global force interconnected with humankind. Humboldt's writings inspired poets like Wordsworth, naturalists like Darwin, and preservationists like Muir. With compelling writing and research, Wulf champions a renewed interest in this forgotten player in environmental history and science.
2022-09-16T22:05:01.000ZThis is a view of Chimborazo in 1810 as recorded by the greatest geographer in history (bold claim, I know...) Alexander von Humboldt. I love reading about his life. Map source: Must read book on Humboldt: – source
2021-04-09T16:25:08.000ZJust finished “The Invention of Nature” by @andrea_wulf - EXCELLENT BOOK! How had I not heard of Alexander von Humboldt? – source
2015-09-13T16:35:00.000ZExcellent Q&A with @andrea_wulf on her masterful book revealing Alexander von Humboldt's trans-disciplinary genius. – source