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Humboldt, Alexander von 1769-1859

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Works: 5,013 works in 12,052 publications in 19 languages and 87,211 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Biography  Maps  Autographs  Pictorial works  Diaries  Observations 
Subject Headings: Naturalists 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Speaker, Editor, Signer, Dedicatee, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Correspondent, Contributor, Collaborator, Cartographer, Illustrator, Translator, Collector, Artist, Attributed name, Compiler, Annotator, Recipient, Publishing director
Classifications: Q143.H9, 500.924
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Most widely held works by Alexander von Humboldt
Political essay on the kingdom of New Spain by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

424 editions published between 1808 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmos: a sketch of a physical description of the universe by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

172 editions published between 1846 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polymath Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), a self-described 'scientific traveller', was one of the most respected scientists of his time. Humboldt's wanderlust led him across Europe and to South America, Mexico, the U.S., and Russia, and his voyages and observations resulted in the discovery of many species previously unknown to Europeans. Originating as lectures delivered in Berlin and Paris (1827-1828), his multi-volume Cosmos: Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe (1845-1860) represented the culmination of his lifelong interest in understanding the physical world. As Humboldt writes, 'I ever desired to discern physical phenomena in their widest mutual connection, and to comprehend Nature as a whole, animated and moved by inward forces.' Volume 1 (1846) investigates celestial and terrestrial phenomena, from nebulae to the temperature of the earth, as well as 'organic life'. Throughout, he stresses the method of, and limits to, describing the universe's physical nature
Kosmos : Entwurf einer physischen Weltbeschreibung by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

258 editions published between 1844 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Aspects of nature by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

212 editions published between 1807 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal narrative of travels to the equinoctial regions of the New continent, during the years 1799-1804 / Printed for Longman [etc.], 1818-1829 by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

155 editions published between 1805 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essay on the geography of plants by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

127 editions published between 1805 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legacy of Alexander von Humboldt (1769 & ndash;1859) looms large over the natural sciences. His 1799 & ndash;1804 research expedition to Central and South America with botanist Aimé Bonpland set the course for the great scientific surveys of the nineteenth century, especially Darwin's travels to South America, and inspired such essayists and artists as Emerson, Goethe, Thoreau, Poe, and Church. The chronicles of the expedition were published in Paris after Humboldt's return, and first among them was the 1807 "Essay on the Geography of Plants." Among the most cited writings in natural history
Views of nature, or, Contemplations on the sublime phenomena of creation : with scientific illustrations by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

60 editions published between 1850 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views of the Cordilleras and monuments of the indigenous peoples of the Americas : a critical edition by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

84 editions published between 1810 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1799, Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland set out to determine whether the Orinoco River connected with the Amazon. But what started as a trip to investigate a relatively minor geographical controversy became the basis of a five-year exploration throughout South America, Mexico, and Cuba. The discoveries amassed by von Humboldt and Bonpland were staggering, and much of today's knowledge of tropical zoology, botany, geography, and geology can be traced back to von Humboldt's numerous records of these expeditions. One of these accounts, Views of the Cordi
Personal narrative of travels to the equinoctial regions of America, during the years 1799-1804 by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

48 editions published between 1851 and 2008 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ensayo político sobre la isla de Cuba by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

72 editions published between 1827 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ansichten der Natur by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

140 editions published between 1807 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The island of Cuba by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

21 editions published between 1855 and 1981 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A geognostical essay on the superposition of rocks in both hemispheres by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

53 editions published between 1823 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stars, mosquitoes, and crocodiles; the American travels of Alexander von Humboldt by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

3 editions published between 1962 and 1973 in English and German and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abridged selections from the 1852 English translation of Voyage aux régions équinoxales du nouveau continent; supplemented with excerpts from several of the author's other writings
Kosmos by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

85 editions published between 1844 and 2008 in 10 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Researches concerning the institutions & monuments of the ancient inhabitants of America : with descriptions & views of some of the most striking scenes in the Cordilleras! by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

26 editions published between 1814 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The travels and researches of Alexander von Humboldt: being a condensed narrative of his journeys in the equinoctial regions of America, and in Asiatic Russia; together with analyses of his more important investigations by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

34 editions published between 1832 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Versuche über die gereizte Muskel- und Nervenfaser : nebst Vermuthungen über den chemischen Process des Lebens in der Thier- und Pflanzenwelt by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

33 editions published between 1797 and 1799 in French and German and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essai politique sur l'île de Cuba; avec une carte et un supplément qui renferme des considérations sur la population, la richesse territoriale et le commerce de l'archipel des Antilles et de Colombia by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

41 editions published between 1826 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Humboldt's Political essay on the Island of Cuba is one of the founding texts of nineteenth-century Cuba. For Humboldt, Cuba was a microcosm of the New World. Foreseeing the social problems to come, his book called for social and economic reform. Because he adopted a strong stand against slavery and the slave trade, the book became the most controversial of Humboldt's publications in its day"--Http://www.press.uchicago.edu/books/humboldt/1_Political_Essay.html (as viewed on May 13, 2014)
Selections from the works of the Baron de Humboldt, relating to the climate, inhabitants, productions, and mines of Mexico by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

18 editions published between 1824 and 2011 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Essay on the geography of plants
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Александр Гумбольд

Александр фон Гумбольдт немецкий учёный-энциклопедист, физик, метеоролог, географ, ботаник, зоолог и путешественник

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Александър фон Хумболт

Аляксандар фон Гумбальт

Аляксандр Гумбальт

Гумбольдт А. Ф. В. 1769-1859

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הומבולד, אלכסנדר פון 1769-1859

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আলেকজান্ডার ফন হুমবোল্‌ড্‌ট্ Prussian naturalist, explorer

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Cosmos: a sketch of a physical description of the universeAspects of naturePersonal narrative of travels to the equinoctial regions of the New continent, during the years 1799-1804 / Printed for Longman [etc.], 1818-1829Essay on the geography of plantsThe travels and researches of Alexander von Humboldt: being a condensed narrative of his journeys in the equinoctial regions of America, and in Asiatic Russia; together with analyses of his more important investigationsEssai politique sur l'île de Cuba; avec une carte et un supplément qui renferme des considérations sur la population, la richesse territoriale et le commerce de l'archipel des Antilles et de ColombiaSelections from the works of the Baron de Humboldt, relating to the climate, inhabitants, productions, and mines of Mexico