The Invention of Nature : Alexander Von Humboldt’s New World
by Andrea Wulf
Editor: Knopf Publishing Group
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The famous author of the Foundation of Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist, whose ideas have changed the way we see the natural world and in this modern process of environmentalismNATIONAL A BEST-SELLER from The New York Times, 10 Best Books of the Year Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, James Wright Award for Nature of Scripture, Costa Biography, Royal Geographic Society Ness Award, Sigurd F AwardIn North America, its name still adorns four counties, thirteen cities, a river, parks, bays, lakes and mountains.His troubled life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether he was ascending the world’s highest volcanoes or running through anthrax infected Siberia or translating his research into successful publications that changed science and thoughtAmong de Humboldt, most of the ideas of the radical revolution of the vision of nature, that it is complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humanity aloneNow, Andrea Wulf brings man and his achievements to the center of attention: his daring expeditions and wild investigations environments around the world and his discoveries of similarities between climate and vegetation zones on different continentsShe also talks about her predictions of human-induced climate change, her remarkable ability at the poetic fashion narrative of scientific observation, and her relatio
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