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Alexander von Humboldt and the botanical exploration of the Americas

Author: H Walter Lack
Publisher: Munich : Prestel Publishing, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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Now available in a new edition, this gorgeously illustrated book showcases botanical masterpieces by Alexander von Humboldt, one of history's great scientists and explorers.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Alexander von Humboldt; Alexander von Humboldt; Aimé Bonpland; Aimé Bonpland; Alexander von Humboldt
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H Walter Lack
ISBN: 9783791384153 3791384155
OCLC Number: 1040941776
Notes: Previous edition: 2009.
Description: 278 pages : illustrations, maps, portrait ; 35 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
Humboldt : his youth, studies and travels throughout Europe --
Humboldt and Bonpland : the great expedition and how they recorded their botanical findings --
Willdenow : Publication of the results in Berlin, Hamburg and Stuttgart --
Humboldt : publication of the results in Bogotá, Paris and Tübingen --
Bonpland and Turpin : publication of the results in Paris --
Kunth and Turpin: publication of the results in Paris --
Hooker: publication of the results in London --
Dunal: publication of the results in Montpellier --
Kunth and Delile: publication of the results in Paris --
Humboldt, Bonpland and Kunth: the later years --
Order of publication --
Postscript --
Plates.
Responsibility: by H. Walter Lack ; [translated from German by Stephen Telfer ; editional direction: Reegan Köster, Julie Kiefer].

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