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The Invention of Nature

Alexander von Humboldt's New World

Andrea Wulf

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. Alexander von Humboldt (1769 – 1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. In North Ame...
Publish Date
2016
October 4
Goodreads rating
4.22
ISBN
9780345806291
Recommendations
2
Recommendations
Apr 09, 2021
Just finished “The Invention of Nature” by @andrea_wulf - EXCELLENT BOOK! How had I not heard of Alexander von Humboldt?      source
Sep 13, 2015
Excellent Q&A with @andrea_wulf on her masterful book revealing Alexander von Humboldt's trans-disciplinary genius.      source