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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
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
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
  • (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
  • (Sirsi) 1701197
  • (OCoLC)911240481

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