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The passage to Cosmos : Alexander von Humboldt and the shaping of America

Author: Laura Dassow Walls
Publisher: Chicago [u.a.] : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explorer, scientist, writer, and humanist, Alexander von Humboldt was the most famous intellectual of the age that began with Napoleon and ended with Darwin. This title traces Humboldt's ideas for  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Dassow Walls
ISBN: 0226871827 9780226871820
OCLC Number: 704813747
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 404 p.)
Responsibility: Laura Dassow Walls.

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"Walls reclaims for the present a man whose personality and work had a formative influence on the cultural landscape of antebellum America and whose legacy may to good effect be used in addressing Read more...

 
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