Nature's Interpreter: The Life and Times of Alexander Von Humboldt (BOK)

Donald McCrory

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Inspired by the life and times of Alexander von Humboldt, 1769-1859 , this biography follows Humboldt, who is considered the father of the Natural Sciences and in his day was as well known as Napoleon, and traces his childhood in what was then Prussia, his education at various Universities his training as a mining engineer and how he progressed into the sciences. During the Age of Enlightenment, Humboldts journey to South America between 1799 and 1804 with Aime Bonpland, changed the course of both their lives and during this period of exploration, they sent back to Paris and Berlin some 6000 samples of new species, minerals and animals. En route the scientists collected a mass of detailed information 'cartographical, geological, astronomical, botanical, anthropological and linguistic,' that took a life time to decipher.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter Donald McCrory
James Clarke & Co Ltd
ISBN 9780718892319
Antall sider 242 Dimensjoner 15,5cm x 23,1cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 363 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Biography: science, technology & medicine