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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 : University of Chicago Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The research Alexander von Humboldt amassed during his five-year trek through the Americas at the turn of the eighteenth to the 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,
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander von Humboldt; Vera M Kutzinski; Ottmar Ette
ISBN: 9780226465678 0226465675
OCLC Number: 745360565
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: The translation in this edition is based upon the full text of the Alexander von Humboldt's two-volume Essai politique sur l'île de Cuba from 1826.
Description: xxvi, 519 pages : 2 folded maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Inventories and Inventions: Alexander von Humboldt's Cuban Landscapes. An Introduction / Ottmar Ette --
2. Note on the Text --
3. Political Essay on the Island of Cuba --
4. Annotations --
5. Alexander von Humboldt's Library --
6. Chronology --
7. Editorial Note.
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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