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The invention of nature : Alexander von Humboldt's new world

Author: Andrea Wulf
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. ©2015
Series: Borzoi books
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fifteenth printingView all editions and formats
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A portrait of the German naturalist reveals his ongoing influence on humanity's relationship with the natural world today, discussing such topics as his views on climate change, conservation, and nature as a resource for all life.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Wulf
ISBN: 9780385350662 038535066X 9780385350679 0385350678
OCLC Number: 949344232
Description: XIX, 473 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue --
Part 1. Departure: Emerging ideas --
Part 2. Arrival: Collecting ideas --
Part 3. Return: Sorting ideas --
Part 4. Influence: Spreading ideas --
Part 5. New worlds: Evolving ideas.
Series Title: Borzoi books
Responsibility: Andrea Wulf.

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A portrait of the German naturalist reveals his ongoing influence on humanity's relationship with the natural world today, discussing such topics as his views on climate change, conservation, and nature as a resource for all life.

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