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Georg Forster : voyager, naturalist, revolutionary

Author: Jürgen Goldstein; Annie Janusch
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Georg Forster (1754-94) was in many ways self-taught and rarely had two cents to rub together, but he became one of the most dynamic figures of the Enlightenment: a brilliant writer, naturalist, explorer, illustrator, translator - and a revolutionary. Granted the extraordinary opportunity to sail around the world as part of Captain James Cook's fabled crew, Forster touched icebergs, walked the beaches of Tahiti,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
(OCoLC)1050142591
Named Person: Georg Forster; Georg Forster
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jürgen Goldstein; Annie Janusch
ISBN: 9780226474816 022647481X
OCLC Number: 1089683863
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Prologue: Nature, a perilous word --
Beginnings: 1754-1772 --
Views of nature : the voyage around the world, 1772-1775 --
Interludes: 1776-1788 --
Views of the political : the Revolution, 1789-1793 --
The end : the great perplexity, 1793-1794 --
Epilogue: The mahogany trunk --
Notes --
English-language works --
Bibliography of the German edition --
Index.
Other Titles: Georg Forster.
Georg Forster, voyager, naturalist, revolutionary
Responsibility: Jürgen Goldstein ; translated by Anne Janusch.

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"Originally published as George Forster. Zwischen freiheit und naturgewalt ... Matthew & Seitz Berlin Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Berlin 2015"--Copyright page.  Read more...

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2016--Winner of the Leipzig Book Fair Prize (Non-fiction) 2015--Winner of the Gleim Literature Prize "A rich and exciting book. . . . It imagines Forster as a thinker and therefore the relationship Read more...

 
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