Guide to Andrea Wulf s the Invention of Nature

Guide to Andrea Wulf s the Invention of Nature


  • Author : Andrea Wulf
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-03-31
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1545091374


Guide to Andrea Wulf s the Invention of Nature Book Description :

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A GUIDE TO THE ORIGINAL BOOK. Guide to Andrea Wulf's The Invention of Nature Preview: The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf is a biography of Alexander von Humboldt, a Prussian naturalist born in 1769. Humboldt had an older brother, Wilhelm. Their father died when they were young, and their mother was emotionally detached from her sons. Alexander and Wilhelm received exacting educations. Alexander became interested in exploration and science, but his mother pressured him to become a civil servant, so he attended a mining academy to become a mine inspector while conducting his own botanical research. He invented new tools for miners, published books on subterranean plants and rocks, and experimented with the effect of electricity...

The Invention of Nature
Score: 3.5
From 29 Ratings

The Invention of Nature


  • Author : Andrea Wulf
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345806291


The Invention of Nature Book Description :

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....

Founding Gardeners
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Founding Gardeners


  • Author : Andrea Wulf
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-04
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307390684


Founding Gardeners Book Description :

The award-winning author of The Brother Gardeners presents a tour of the lives of the founding fathers from their perspectives as gardeners, farmers and plantsmen, revealing how a shared passion for agriculture shaped their beliefs and decisions. Reprint....

The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt
Score: 3
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The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt


  • Author : Andrea Wulf
  • Publisher : Pantheon Books
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524747374


The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt Book Description :

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Invention of Nature, comes a breathtakingly illustrated and brilliantly evocative recounting of Alexander Von Humboldt's five year expedition in South America. Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, but his most revolutionary idea was a radical vision of nature as a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone. His theories and ideas were profoundly influenced by a five-year exploration of South America. Now Andrea Wulf partners with artist Lillian Melcher to bring this daring expedition to life, complete with excerpts from Humboldt's o...

Humboldt s Cosmos

Humboldt s Cosmos


  • Author : Gerard Helferich
  • Publisher : Tantor eBooks
  • Release Date : 2011-08-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781618030108


Humboldt s Cosmos Book Description :

From 1799 to 1804, German naturalist and adventurer Alexander von Humboldt conducted the first extensive scientific exploration of Latin America. At the completion of his arduous 6,000-mile journey, he was feted by Thomas Jefferson, presented to Napoleon and, after the publication of his findings, hailed as the greatest scientific genius of his age. Humboldt’s Cosmos tells the story of this extraordinary man who was equal parts Einstein and Livingstone, and of the adventure that defined his life. Gerard Helferich vividly recounts Humboldt’s expedition through the Amazon, over the Andes, and across Mexico and Cuba, highlighting his paradigm-changing discoveries along the way. During the course of the expedition, Humboldt cataloged more than 60,000...

Chasing Venus
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Chasing Venus


  • Author : Andrea Wulf
  • Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307700179


Chasing Venus Book Description :

The award-winning author of The Brother Gardeners chronicles the 18th-century quest to observe the transit of Venus and measure the solar system, explaining the political strife and weather challenges that were overcome to enable an international team of astronomers to work together. 30,000 first printing....

Our Universe

Our Universe


  • Author : Jo Dunkley
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674984288


Our Universe Book Description :

Jo Dunkley combines her expertise as an astrophysicist with her talents as a writer and teacher to present an elegant introduction to the structure, history, and enduring mysteries of the universe. Among the cutting-edge phenomena discussed are the accelerating expansion of the universe and the possibility that our universe is only one of many....

Adventures in the Anthropocene
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Adventures in the Anthropocene


  • Author : Gaia Vince
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2014-07-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448128020


Adventures in the Anthropocene Book Description :

** Winner of Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2015 ** We live in epoch-making times. The changes we humans have made in recent decades have altered our world beyond anything it has experienced in its 4.6 billion-year history. As a result, our planet is said to be crossing into the Anthropocene – the Age of Humans. Gaia Vince decided to travel the world at the start of this new age to see what life is really like for the people on the frontline of the planet we’ve made. From artificial glaciers in the Himalayas to painted mountains in Peru, electrified reefs in the Maldives to garbage islands in the Caribbean, Gaia found people doing the most extraordinary things to solve the problems that we ourselves have created. These stories show ...

The Brother Gardeners
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

The Brother Gardeners


  • Author : Andrea Wulf
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-01-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446439562


The Brother Gardeners Book Description :

One January morning in 1734, cloth merchant Peter Collinson hurried down to the docks at London's Custom House to collect cargo just arrived from John Bartram in the American colonies. But it was not bales of cotton that awaited him, but plants and seeds... Over the next forty years, Bartram would send hundreds of American species to England, where Collinson was one of a handful of men who would foster a national obsession and change the gardens of Britain forever: Philip Miller, author of the bestselling Gardeners Dictionary; the Swede Carl Linnaeus, whose standardised botanical nomenclature popularised botany; the botanist-adventurer Joseph Banks and his colleague Daniel Solander who both explored the strange flora of Tahiti and Australia on Captai...

The Humboldt Current

The Humboldt Current


  • Author : Aaron Sachs
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007-07-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101201619


The Humboldt Current Book Description :

A masterly and beautifully written account of the impact of Alexander von Humboldt on nineteenth-century American history and culture The naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt (1769?1859) achieved unparalleled fame in his own time. Today, however, he and his enormous legacy to American thought are virtually unknown. In The Humboldt Current, Aaron Sachs traces Humboldt?s pervasive influence on American history through examining the work of four explorers?J. N. Reynolds, Clarence King, George Wallace, and John Muir?who embraced Humboldt?s idea of a ?chain of connection? uniting all peoples and all environments. A skillful blend of narrative and interpretation that also discusses Humboldt?s influence on Emerson, Whitman, Thoreau, Melville, and ...