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The Humboldt current : nineteenth-century exploration and the roots of American environmentalism

Autor: Aaron Sachs
Editorial: New York : Viking, 2006.
Edición/Formato:   Print book : Biografía : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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"The naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) achieved unparalleled fame in his own time, particularly in the United States. Today, however, he and his enormous legacy to American thought are virtually unknown." "In The Humboldt Current, Aaron Sachs seeks to reverse this undeserved obscurity by tracing Humboldt's pervasive influence on American history, specifically looking at the lives and careers  Leer más
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Género/Forma: Biography
History
Persona designada: Alexander von Humboldt; Alexander von Humboldt; Alexander von Humboldt; Alexander von Humboldt; Alexander von Humboldt
Tipo de material: Biografía, Recurso en Internet
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto, Recurso en Internet
Todos autores / colaboradores: Aaron Sachs
ISBN: 0670037753 9780670037759
Número OCLC: 62325168
Descripción: xii, 496 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contenido: East : Humboldt and the influence of Europe --
South : J.N. Reynolds and the "more comprehensive promise" of the Antarctic --
West : Clarence King's experience of the frontier --
North : George Wallace Melville and John Muir in extremis.
Responsabilidad: Aaron Sachs.
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"The naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) achieved unparalleled fame in his own time, particularly in the United States. Today, however, he and his enormous legacy to American thought are virtually unknown." "In The Humboldt Current, Aaron Sachs seeks to reverse this undeserved obscurity by tracing Humboldt's pervasive influence on American history, specifically looking at the lives and careers of several nineteenth-century explorers who used Humboldt's notion of "unity in diversity" and his open-hearted spirit of exploration to develop a critique of their increasingly industrialized society."--Jacket.

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