The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, the Lost Hero

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The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, the Lost Hero

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Author :   Andrea Wulf
Publisher :   John Murray General Publishing
ISBN :   9781848549005
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   xxi, 473 , 8 unnumbered of plates
Size (mm) :   198x128x38
Weight (g) :   340

Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) is the great lost scientist: more things are named after him than anyone else. There are towns, rivers, mountain ranges, the ocean current that runs along the South American coast, there's a penguin, a giant squid -... Read more
Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) is the great lost scientist: more things are named after him than anyone else. There are towns, rivers, mountain ranges, the ocean current that runs along the South American coast, there's a penguin, a giant squid - even the Mare Humboldtianum on the moon. Taking us on a fantastic voyage in his footsteps, Andrea Wulf shows why his life and ideas remain so important today.