The Invention of Nature.pdf

The Invention of Nature

WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARDWINNER OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2016A thrilling adventure story Bill BrysonDazzling Literary Review Brilliant Sunday ExpressExtraordinary and gripping New ScientistA superb biography The EconomistAn exhilarating armchair voyage GILES MILTON, Mail on Sunday Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) is the great lost scientist - more things are named after him than anyone else. There are towns, rivers, mountain ranges, the ocean current that runs along the South American coast, theres a penguin, a giant squid - even the Mare Humboldtianum on the moon. His colourful adventures read like something out of a Boys Own story: Humboldt explored deep into the rainforest, climbed the worlds highest volcanoes and inspired princes and presidents, scientists and poets alike. Napoleon was jealous of him



ISBN 9781848549005
AUTOR Andrea Wulf
DATEINAME The Invention of Nature.pdf

15.09.2015 · Read "The Invention of Nature Alexander von Humboldt's New World" by Andrea Wulf available from Rakuten Kobo. The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German na Andrea Wulf: Invention of Nature