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Read reader ↠ The Invention of Nature Alexander von Humboldt's New World Þ ❮EPUB❯ ❁ The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World ✼ Author Andrea Wulf – Goproled.co.uk The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von HumThe 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 NATIONAL BEST SELLER One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the YearWinner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize The James Wright Award for Nature Writing the Costa Biography Award the Royal Geographic Society's Ness Award the Sigurd F Olson Nature Writing Award Finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction the Royal Society Science Book Prize theKirkus Prize Prize for Nonfiction the Independent Bookshop Week Book AwardABest Book of the Year The New York Times The Atlantic The Economist Nature Jezebel Kirkus Reviews Publishers Weekly New Scientist The Independent The Telegraph The Sunday Times The Evening Standard The SpectatorAlexander von Humboldt 1769 1859 was the most famous scientist of his age a visionary German naturalist and polymath whose discoveries forever changed the way we understand the natural world Among his most revolutionary ideas was a radical conception of nature as a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone In North America Humboldt's name still graces towns counties parks bays lakes mountains and a river And yet the man has been all but forgotten In this illuminating biography Andrea Wulf brings Humboldt's extraordinary life back into focus his prediction of human induced climate change; his daring expeditions to the highest peaks of South America and to the anthrax infected steppes of Siberia; his relationships with iconic figures including Simón Bolívar and Thomas Jefferson; and the lasting influence of his writings on Darwin Wordsworth Goethe Muir Thoreau and many others Brilliantly researched and stunningly written The Invention of Nature reveals the myriad ways in which Humboldt's ideas form the foundation of modern environmentalism and reminds us why they are as prescient and vital as ever Alexander von Humboldt was probably Germany's and Europe's most famous scientist in the 19th century and had vast influence in many diverse fields His work strongly influenced Charles Darwin But today he is almost forgotten in Britain and AmericaHe was a meticulous scholar who kept exact records of his observations had a prodigious memory and could make connections over many different disciplines He took extreme risks in exploring the flora fauna climate and soils in the Andes But his wish to do a comparative study in the Himalayas was prevented by the British East India CompanyHe was also interested in the human population in the countries was strongly opposed to slavery and supported liberation movements in South America These had not however the result he wantedThe book however is far to long digressing into studies of people he had influenced His death is recorded half way through the book which then explored his legacy I never finished the bookStill I recommend the book for its first half for he was an extraordinary man

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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 NATIONAL BEST SELLER One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the YearWinner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize The James Wright Award for Nature Writing the Costa Biography Award the Royal Geographic Society's Ness Award the Sigurd F Olson Nature Writing Award Finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction the Royal Society Science Book Prize theKirkus Prize Prize for Nonfiction the Independent Bookshop Week Book AwardABest Book of the Year The New York Times The Atlantic The Economist Nature Jezebel Kirkus Reviews Publishers Weekly New Scientist The Independent The Telegraph The Sunday Times The Evening Standard The SpectatorAlexander von Humboldt 1769 1859 was the most famous scientist of his age a visionary German naturalist and polymath whose discoveries forever changed the way we understand the natural world Among his most revolutionary ideas was a radical conception of nature as a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone In North America Humboldt's name still graces towns counties parks bays lakes mountains and a river And yet the man has been all but forgotten In this illuminating biography Andrea Wulf brings Humboldt's extraordinary life back into focus his prediction of human induced climate change; his daring expeditions to the highest peaks of South America and to the anthrax infected steppes of Siberia; his relationships with iconic figures including Simón Bolívar and Thomas Jefferson; and the lasting influence of his writings on Darwin Wordsworth Goethe Muir Thoreau and many others Brilliantly researched and stunningly written The Invention of Nature reveals the myriad ways in which Humboldt's ideas form the foundation of modern environmentalism and reminds us why they are as prescient and vital as ever An interesting life rendered surprisingly dull The author reiterates her thesis on every single page sometimes several times that humboldt was a proto environmentalist who saw nature as a whole rather than just taxonomically distinct parts Even though it's obviously both there's absolutely no need to endlessly spell it out in marginally different ways ad nauseum And of course he saw the indigenous people with clarity than colonising types around him even though she is clearly skirting over much that doesn't fit her thesis It's really off putting O yea and it's not actually very gripping considering the subject matter

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The Invention of Nature Alexander von Humboldt's New WorldThe 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 NATIONAL BEST SELLER One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the YearWinner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize The James Wright Award for Nature Writing the Costa Biography Award the Royal Geographic Society's Ness Award the Sigurd F Olson Nature Writing Award Finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction the Royal Society Science Book Prize theKirkus Prize Prize for Nonfiction the Independent Bookshop Week Book AwardABest Book of the Year The New York Times The Atlantic The Economist Nature Jezebel Kirkus Reviews Publishers Weekly New Scientist The Independent The Telegraph The Sunday Times The Evening Standard The SpectatorAlexander von Humboldt 1769 1859 was the most famous scientist of his age a visionary German naturalist and polymath whose discoveries forever changed the way we understand the natural world Among his most revolutionary ideas was a radical conception of nature as a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone In North America Humboldt's name still graces towns counties parks bays lakes mountains and a river And yet the man has been all but forgotten In this illuminating biography Andrea Wulf brings Humboldt's extraordinary life back into focus his prediction of human induced climate change; his daring expeditions to the highest peaks of South America and to the anthrax infected steppes of Siberia; his relationships with iconic figures including Simón Bolívar and Thomas Jefferson; and the lasting influence of his writings on Darwin Wordsworth Goethe Muir Thoreau and many others Brilliantly researched and stunningly written The Invention of Nature reveals the myriad ways in which Humboldt's ideas form the foundation of modern environmentalism and reminds us why they are as prescient and vital as ever great book