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

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The invention of nature : Alexander von Humboldt's new world
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The invention of nature
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Alexander von Humboldt's new world
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Andrea Wulf
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Title
The invention of nature
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Summary
A portrait of the German naturalist reveals his ongoing influence on humanity's relationship with the natural world today, discussing such topics as his views on climate change, conservation, and nature as a resource for all life
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Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
  • Costa Biography Award, 2015.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology, 2015.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
  • Royal Society General Prizes for Science Books, 2016
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 509.2
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
Q143.H9
LC item number
W85 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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Alexander von Humboldt's new world
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Alexander von Humboldt's new world
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by Andrea Wulf
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invention of nature
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Alexander von Humboldts new world
The invention of nature : Alexander von Humboldt's new world, Andrea Wulf
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The invention of nature : Alexander von Humboldt's new world, Andrea Wulf
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"THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK"--T.p. verso
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part 1. Departure: Emerging ideas. Beginnings -- Imagination and nature: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Humboldt -- In search of a destination. -- Part 2. Arrival: Collecting ideas. South America -- The Llanos and the Orinoco -- Across the Andes -- Chimborazo -- Politics and nature: Thomas Jefferson and Humboldt. -- Part 3. Return: Sorting ideas. Europe -- Berlin -- Paris -- Revolutions and nature: Simon Bolivar and Humboldt -- London -- Going in circles: Maladie Centrifuge -- Part 4. Influence: Spreading ideas. Return to Berlin -- Russia -- Evolution and nature: Charles Darwin and Humboldt -- Humbolt's Cosmos -- Poetry, science and nature: Henry David Thoreau and Humboldt -- Part 5. New worlds: Evolving ideas. The greatest man since the deluge -- Man and nature: George Perkins Marsh and Humboldt -- Art, ecology and nature: Ernst Haeckel and Humboldt -- Preservation and nature: John Muir and Humboldt
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ocn911240481
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First American Edition.
Extent
xix, 473 pages
Isbn
9780385350662
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2015017505
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illustrations, maps

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