Score: 4.5
From 49 Ratings

The Invention of Nature


  • Author: Andrea Wulf
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Genre: Nature
  • File Size: 52303230 Bytes


The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the process created modern environmentalism.NATIONAL BEST SELLEROne of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the YearWinner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, The James Wright Award for Nature Writing, the Costa Biography Award, the Royal Geographic Society's Ness Award, the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing AwardFinalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, the Kirkus Prize Prize for Nonfiction, the Independent Bookshop Week Book AwardA Best Book of the Year: The New York Times, The Atlantic, ...

The Invention of Nature


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  • Release Date : 2016-01-28
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The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf | Summary & Analysis   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 on the nervous system. Wil...

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....

The Invention of Nature
Score: 4
From 30 Ratings

The Invention of Nature


  • Author : Andrea Wulf
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385350662


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....

The Invention of Nature
Score: 4
From 30 Ratings

The Invention of Nature


  • Author : Andrea Wulf
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385350679


The Invention of Nature Book Description :

The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the process created modern environmentalism. NATIONAL BEST SELLER One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, The James Wright Award for Nature Writing, the Costa Biography Award, the Royal Geographic Society's Ness Award, the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award Finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, the Kirkus Prize Prize for Nonfiction, the Independent Bookshop Week Book Award A Best Book of the Year: The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Economist, Nature, Jezebel, Kirkus Review...

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...

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 Invention of Sustainability

The Invention of Sustainability


  • Author : Paul Warde
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-07-12
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107151147


The Invention of Sustainability Book Description :

A ground breaking study of how sustainability became a social and political problem, and how to think about it today....

The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

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...

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....

The Invention of Science
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

The Invention of Science


  • Author : David Wootton
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2015-12-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062199256


The Invention of Science Book Description :

A companion to such acclaimed works as The Age of Wonder, A Clockwork Universe, and Darwin’s Ghosts—a groundbreaking examination of the greatest event in history, the Scientific Revolution, and how it came to change the way we understand ourselves and our world. We live in a world transformed by scientific discovery. Yet today, science and its practitioners have come under political attack. In this fascinating history spanning continents and centuries, historian David Wootton offers a lively defense of science, revealing why the Scientific Revolution was truly the greatest event in our history. The Invention of Science goes back five hundred years in time to chronicle this crucial transformation, exploring the factors that led to its birth and th...

Bright Earth
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Bright Earth


  • Author : Philip Ball
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2003-04-15
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0226036286


Bright Earth Book Description :

From Egyptian wall paintings to the Venetian Renaissance, impressionism to digital images, Philip Ball tells the fascinating story of how art, chemistry, and technology have interacted throughout the ages to render the gorgeous hues we admire on our walls and in our museums. Finalist for the 2002 National Book Critics Circle Award....