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Humboldt; the life and times of Alexander von Humboldt, 1769-1859.

Author: Helmut De Terra; Jay I. Kislak Reference Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: New York, Knopf, 1955.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
De Terra, Helmut, 1900-1981.
Humboldt.
New York, Knopf, 1955
(OCoLC)593095041
Named Person: Alexander von Humboldt; Alexander von Humboldt; Alexander von Humboldt
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helmut De Terra; Jay I. Kislak Reference Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 491628
Description: xii, 386, ix pages illustrations, portraits, maps 22 cm
Contents: Privilege and sorrow --
A student takes to the road --
The brief career in mining --
The unfolding of genius --
Into the Amazon --
An altitude record in Ecuador --
On Inca trails in Peru --
The challenge of Mexican pyramids and volcanoes --
The visitor at Monticello --
Famous in Paris --
A scientific harvest from America --
The ominous shadow of politics --
Compromise with royalty --
By coach to Central Asia --
The dual role of serving science and kings --
The troubles of a protector --
American tribute to an aging friend.

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