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Humboldt, Alexander von 1769-1859

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Political essay on the island of Cuba by Alexander von Humboldt( )

155 editions published between 1826 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 4,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The research Alexander von Humboldt amassed during his five-year trek through the Americas at the turn of the eighteenth to the nineteenth century proved foundational to the fields of botany, geography, and geology. But his visit to Cuba during this time yielded observations that extended far beyond the natural world. Political Essay on the Island of Cuba is a physical and cultural study of the island nation. In it, Humboldt denounces colonial slavery on both moral and economic grounds and stresses the vital importance of improving intercultural relations throughout the Americas
Political essay on the kingdom of New Spain by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

249 editions published between 1808 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acclaimed Prussian naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was referred to by Charles Darwin as 'the greatest scientific traveller who ever lived'. Several of his works were in the library aboard the Beagle, including the multi-volume Personal Narrative of Travels, two books on geology and Tableaux de la nature (all reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection). Darwin's copy of this two-volume 1811 New York edition of Humboldt's Political Essay (originally published in French earlier that year) is inscribed 'Buenos Ayres', suggesting he acquired it there in 1832-3, without its accompanying atlas (forthcoming). Humboldt had spent a year in Mexico in 1803-4, and was struck by its 'civilization' as compared to regions of South America that he had visited earlier on his expedition. Volume 1 of his account contains a 'geographical introduction' and discussions of physical geography, agriculture, and the ethnic diversity, distribution and health of the population
Personal narrative of travels to the equinoctial regions of America, during the years 1799-1804 by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

232 editions published between 1814 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander von Humboldt's account of his monumental scientific expedition to South America and Cuba. Originally published in French between 1814 and 1825, this is the first edition in English ... This classic of scientific exploration was based on the researches of Humboldt and his companion, Aimé Bonpland, during their five-year excursion in South and Central America from 1799 to 1804. The volumes describe the voyage from Spain and the stop in the Canaries; Tobago and the first steps in South America; explorations along the Orinoco; Colombia and the area around Caracas; explorations in the northern Andes; and a visit to Cuba. "Humboldt and Bonpland traveled widely through South and Central America, studying meteorological phenomena and exploring wild and uninhabited country. At Callao, Humboldt measured the temperatures of the ocean current which came to bear his name..." - Hill
Cosmos: a sketch of a physical description of the universe by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

115 editions published between 1848 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the late evening of an active life I offer to the German public a work, whose undefined image has floated before my mind for almost half a century ... Although the outward relations of life, and an irresistible impulse toward knowledge of various kinds, have led me to occupy myself for many years -- and apparently exclusively -- with separate branches of science, as, for instance, with descriptive botany, geognosy, chemistry, astronomical determinations of position, and terrestrial magnetism, in order that I might the better prepare myself for the extensive travels in which I was directed was the earnest endeavor to comprehend the phenomena of physical objects in their general connection, and to represent nature as one great whole, moved and animated by internal forces." (Preface)
Ansichten der Natur : mit wissenschaftlichen Erläuterungen by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

264 editions published between 1807 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spätestens seit Daniel Kehlmanns "Vermessung der Welt" haben wir das Gefühl, ihn bestens zu kennen: Alexander von Humboldt. Unter anderem reiste der Universalgelehrte fünf Jahre lang durch Amerika und notierte seine Beobachtungen über Landschaft und Menschen, die er 1808 veröffentlichte. Es sollte sein bisher erfolgreichstes Buch werden, er selbst nannte es sein "Lieblingsbuch". Der Audio Verlag veröffentlicht in der Klassiker-Reihe
Kosmos : Entwurf einer physischen Weltbeschreibung by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

116 editions published between 1844 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Aspects of nature : in different lands and different climates , with scientific elucidations by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

58 editions published between 1849 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is not without diifidence that I present to the public a series of papers which took their origin in the presence of natural scenes of grandeur or of beauty -- on the Ocean, in the forests of the Orinoco, in the Steppes of Venezula, and in the mountain wildernesses of Peru and Mexico." (p. 1)
Views of nature, or, Contemplations on the sublime phenomena of creation : with scientific illustrations by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

48 editions published between 1850 and 2016 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) was an intellectual giant: an explorer who helped lay the foundations of biogeography, a naturalist who influenced Charles Darwin, and a botanist who developed a model of the Earth's climate zones. He travelled extensively in Europe, carried out scientific explorations across the Russian Empire and in Latin America, and devoted much energy to seeking a unified view of the different branches of scientific knowledge. Ansichten der Natur, published in 1808 with a second edition in 1826, aimed to 'engage the imagination' as well as to communicate new ideas, and was translated into many European languages. This authorised translation of the third and final 1849 edition, dating from Humboldt's eightieth year, was published in 1850, though another English translation (by Mrs Sabine) had appeared the previous year. The wide coverage, including geology, geography and biology, is typical of Humboldt, as is the precise and engaging style
Ansichten der Kordilleren und Monumente der eingeborenen Völker Amerikas by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

91 editions published between 1810 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published in 1823 in 3 languages and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political essay on the kingdom of New Spain. With physical sections and maps founded on astronomical observations and trigonometrical and barometrical measurements by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

33 editions published between 1811 and 1974 in English and held by 419 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 )

37 editions published between 1832 and 2009 in English and German and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1832, William MacGillivray published this abridged version of the explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt's Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent During the Years 1799-1804, which had appeared in a seven-volume English translation between 1814 and 1829. MacGillivray's edition, intended for the general public, also includes Humboldt's accounts of his explorations of the Ural Mountains and Caspian Sea. Humboldt became a major figure in physical geography as a result of his arduous five-year trip to explore Central and South America. This book offers a brief biographical sketch of the scientist and covers his exciting journeys from the Island of Tenerife across the Atlantic Ocean to Caracas, and up the Orinoco River by canoe. Humboldt fights mosquitoes in dense rain forests and climbs Andean peaks in Peru without mountain gear, taking detailed notes at every stage
Views of nature by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

12 editions published between 1850 and 2016 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the works of the Baron de Humboldt, relating to the climate, inhabitants, productions, and mines of Mexico by Alexander von Humboldt( )

22 editions published between 1824 and 2011 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was one of the most respected scientists of his time; Darwin called him 'the greatest scientific traveller who ever lived'. From 1799 Humboldt spent five years exploring the Americas, reporting his findings in thirty volumes, published over a period of more than twenty years from 1805. His Essai Politique, describing northern New Spain, particularly Mexico, was one of the first studies of a single country written to take account of both its history, its society and its political development. In 1824, the English mining engineer John Taylor published this abridged translation, combining it with passages from Humboldt's Geognostical Essay on the Superposition of Rocks in order to provide a focussed account of Mexico's mining concerns and opportunities. Including detailed maps, this work contains exhaustive statistics, particularly with regard to trade, agriculture and mining, alongside geographical studies and observations on the population and government
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 )

21 editions published between 1814 and 2016 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These volumes describe geographical features such as volcanoes and waterfalls, and aspects of indigenous cultures, including architecture, art, languages and writing, religions and costumes. This travelogue recounts a variety of impressions and experience, and reveals Humboldt's curiosity and his scientific and cultural knowledge
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 327 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
Views of the Cordilleras and monuments of the indigenous peoples of the Americas : a critical edition by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1799, Alexander von Humboldt and Aim̌ 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 Cordilleras and Monuments of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, firmly established Alexander von Humboldt as the founder of Mesoamerican studies. In Views of the Cordilleras--first published in French between 1810 and 1813--von Humboldt weaves together magnificently engraved drawings and detailed texts to achieve multifaceted views of cultures and landscapes across the Americas. In doing so, he offers an alternative perspective on the New World, combating presumptions of its belatedness and inferiority by arguing that the “old” and the “new” world are of the same geological age. This critical edition of Views of the Cordilleras--the second volume in the Alexander von Humboldt in English series--contains a new, unabridged English translation of von Humboldt's French text, as well as annotations, a bibliography, and all sixty-nine plates from the original edition, many of them in color."--Publisher's description
Kosmos by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

80 editions published between 1845 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives of the brothers Humboldt, Alexander and William by Hermann Klencke( Book )

5 editions published between 1851 and 1859 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... The younger son, Frederic Henry Alexander, the subject of our memoir, first saw the light of the world two years later, in Berlin, on the 14th September, 1769." (p. 3)
 
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Political essay on the island of Cuba
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Political essay on the kingdom of New SpainPersonal narrative of travels to the equinoctial regions of America, during the years 1799-1804Aspects of nature : in different lands and different climates , with scientific elucidationsThe 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 investigationsSelections from the works of the Baron de Humboldt, relating to the climate, inhabitants, productions, and mines of MexicoKosmosA geography of hard times : narratives about travel to South America, 1780-1849
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