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Political essay on the island of Cuba : a critical edition

Author: Alexander von Humboldt; Vera M Kutzinski; Ottmar Ette
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2011.
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The research Alexander von Humboldt amassed during his five-year trek through the Americas in the early 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  Read more...
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Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859.
Political essay on the island of Cuba.
Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010015028
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander von Humboldt; Vera M Kutzinski; Ottmar Ette
ISBN: 1283078414 9781283078412
OCLC Number: 726829540
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 519 pages)
Contents: Cover13; --
Contents --
1.13;Inventories and Inventions: Alexander von Humboldts Cuban Landscapes --
2.13;Note on the Text --
3.13;Political Essay on the Island of Cuba --
4.13;Annotations --
5.13;Alexander von Humboldts Library --
6.13;Chronology --
7.13;Editorial Note --
Subject Index --
Toponym Index.
Other Titles: Essai politique sur l'ile de Cuba.
Responsibility: Alexander von Humboldt ; edited with an introduction by Vera M. Kutzinski and Ottmar Ette ; translated by J. Bradford Anderson, Vera M. Kutzinski, and Anja Becker ; with annotations by Tobias Kraft, Anja Becker, and Giorleny D. Altamirano Rayo.

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The research Alexander von Humboldt amassed during his five-year trek through the Americas in the early 19th century proved foundational to the fields of botany and geology. But his visit to Cuba  Read more...

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