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Humboldt and the cosmos.

Douglas Botting

Humboldt and the cosmos.

by Douglas Botting

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Published by Harper & Row in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 285-286.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ143.H9 B67
    The Physical Object
    Pagination295 p.
    Number of Pages295
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4919587M
    ISBN 100060104120
    LC Control Number76186774
    OCLC/WorldCa721342

      While Humboldt mentioned the aesthetics of landscape and of living organisms in many of his writings, he addressed these themes most explicitly in his five-volume Cosmos () written toward the end of his life. The first two of these books are the ones still most widely read because they are less scientifically dense than the later works. The Online Books Page. Online Books by. Alexander von Humboldt (Humboldt, Alexander von, ) An online book about this author is available, as is a Wikipedia article.. Humboldt, Alexander von, Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe (5 volumes; New York: Harper and Bros., ), trans. by E. C. Otté, B. H. Paul, and W. S. Dallas.

    A tale of rousing adventure and groundbreaking science, Humboldt’s Cosmos is a fascinating portrait of a brilliant mind and a bold spirit whose momentous journey of exploration greatly expanded the scope of his world—and ours. Gotham Books/Penguin, , pages, $ hardcover, $ paperback, $ Amazon Audible Audiobook. Cosmos Alexander von Humboldt. Nature/Science; 63 ratings. Book Overview: Aaron Sachs' book, The Humboldt Current was the book which introduced me to Alexander von Humboldt and put him into a larger context. Andrea Wulf's book on von Humboldt made him more tangible in a way. He became a person who had many interests and acted on all 4/5(63).

      In "Humboldt and the Cosmos", world-renowned historian, Douglas Botting, looks at the man, what drove him, the age he lived in, and literally follows his astonishing journeys of discovery along the Casiquiare canal and the Upper Orinoco of Venezuela, in an attempt to do justice to Humboldt's range of achievements and their importance to the /5(15).   Humboldt's Cosmos Alexander Von Humboldt and the Latin American Journey That Changed the Way We See the World (Book): Helferich, Gerard: The thrilling story of the charismatic explorer who Simon Bolivar called the true discoverer of South America and the daring expedition that altered the course of to German naturalist and adventurer Alexander von .


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