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The invention of nature : Alexander von Humboldt's new world, by 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
by Andrea Wulf
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Awards note
Cundill Prize in Historical Literature Finalist, 2016.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wulf, Andrea
Dewey number
  • 509.2
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
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/subjectName
  • Humboldt, Alexander von
  • Scientists
  • Naturalists
Label
The invention of nature : Alexander von Humboldt's new world, by 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 category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part I. Departure : emerging ideas. Beginnings ; Imagination and nature : Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Humboldt ; In search of a destination -- Part II. Arrival : collecting ideas. South America ; The llanos and the Orinoco ; Across the Andes ; Chimborazo ; Politics and nature : Thomas Jefferson and Humboldt -- Part III. Return : sorting Ideas. Europe ; Berlin ; Paris ; Revolutions and nature : Simón Bolívar and Humboldt ; London ; Going in circles : maladie centrifuge -- Part IV. Influence : spreading ideas. Return to Berlin ; Russia ; Evolution and nature : Charles Darwin and Humboldt ; Humboldt's Cosmos ; Poetry, science and nature : Henry David Thoreau and Humboldt -- Part V. 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 -- Epilogue
Control code
1701197
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xix, 473 pages
Isbn
9780345806291
Lccn
2015017505
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025220956
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1701197
  • (OCoLC)911240481
Label
The invention of nature : Alexander von Humboldt's new world, by 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 category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part I. Departure : emerging ideas. Beginnings ; Imagination and nature : Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Humboldt ; In search of a destination -- Part II. Arrival : collecting ideas. South America ; The llanos and the Orinoco ; Across the Andes ; Chimborazo ; Politics and nature : Thomas Jefferson and Humboldt -- Part III. Return : sorting Ideas. Europe ; Berlin ; Paris ; Revolutions and nature : Simón Bolívar and Humboldt ; London ; Going in circles : maladie centrifuge -- Part IV. Influence : spreading ideas. Return to Berlin ; Russia ; Evolution and nature : Charles Darwin and Humboldt ; Humboldt's Cosmos ; Poetry, science and nature : Henry David Thoreau and Humboldt -- Part V. 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 -- Epilogue
Control code
1701197
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xix, 473 pages
Isbn
9780345806291
Lccn
2015017505
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025220956
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1701197
  • (OCoLC)911240481

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