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

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

Label
The invention of nature : Alexander von Humboldt's new world
Title
The invention of nature
Title remainder
Alexander von Humboldt's new world
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Wulf
Title variation
invention of nature
Title variation remainder
Alexander von Humboldts new world
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"...Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age... Now Andrea Wulf brings the man and his achievements back into focus: his daring expeditions and investigation of wild environments around the world and his discoveries of similarities between climate and vegetation zones on different continents. She also discusses his prediction of human-induced climate change, his remarkable ability to fashion poetic narrative out of scientific observation, and his relationships with iconic figures such as Simón Bolívar and Thomas Jefferson. Wulf examines how Humboldt's writings inspired other naturalists and poets such as Darwin, Wordsworth, and Goethe, and she makes the case that it was Humboldt's influence that led John Muir to his ideas of natural preservation and that shaped Thoreau's Walden..."--Dust jacket
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
Tone
Writing style
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
Awards note
  • Royal Society Science Book Prize, 2016
  • James Wright Award for Nature Writing, 2016
  • Costa Biography Award, 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10446338
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 509.2
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q143.H9
LC item number
W85 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Alexander von Humboldt's new world
Label
The invention of nature : Alexander von Humboldt's new world, Andrea Wulf
Link
http://www.andreawulf.com/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- Imagination and nature: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Humboldt -- In search of a destination -- South America -- The llanos and the Orinoco -- Across the Andes -- Chimborazo -- Politics and nature: Thomas Jefferson and Humboldt -- Europe -- Berlin -- Paris -- Revolutions and nature: Simón Bolívar and Humboldt -- London -- Going in circles: Maladie centrifuge -- Return to Berlin -- Russia -- Evolution and nature: Charles Darwin and Humboldt -- Humboldt's Cosmos -- Poetry, science and nature: Henry David Thoreau and Humboldt -- 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
Control code
5754478
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American Edition.
Extent
xix, 473 pages
Isbn
9780345806291
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Lccn
2015017505
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025220956
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn911240481
  • (OCoLC)911240481
Label
The invention of nature : Alexander von Humboldt's new world, Andrea Wulf
Link
http://www.andreawulf.com/
Publication
Note
"THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- Imagination and nature: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Humboldt -- In search of a destination -- South America -- The llanos and the Orinoco -- Across the Andes -- Chimborazo -- Politics and nature: Thomas Jefferson and Humboldt -- Europe -- Berlin -- Paris -- Revolutions and nature: Simón Bolívar and Humboldt -- London -- Going in circles: Maladie centrifuge -- Return to Berlin -- Russia -- Evolution and nature: Charles Darwin and Humboldt -- Humboldt's Cosmos -- Poetry, science and nature: Henry David Thoreau and Humboldt -- 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
Control code
5754478
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American Edition.
Extent
xix, 473 pages
Isbn
9780345806291
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Lccn
2015017505
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025220956
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn911240481
  • (OCoLC)911240481

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