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Author: Alexander von Humboldt; Stephen T Jackson; Laura Dassow Walls; Mark W Person
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The legacy of Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) looms large over the natural sciences. His 1799-1804 research expedition to Central and South America with botanist Aime Bonpland set the course for  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859.
Views of nature
(DLC) 2013050786
(OCoLC)859583964
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander von Humboldt; Stephen T Jackson; Laura Dassow Walls; Mark W Person
ISBN: 9780226923192 0226923193 130696427X 9781306964272
OCLC Number: 883632028
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Concerning the steppes and deserts --
Concerning the waterfalls of the Orinoco near Atures and Maypures --
The nocturnal wildlife of the primeval forest --
Hypsometric addenda --
Ideas for a physiognomy of plants --
Concerning the structure and action of volcanoes in various regions of the Earth --
The life force, or the Rhodian genius --
The plateau of Cajamarca, the old residential city of the Inca Atahualpa; first sight of the Pacific from the ridge of the Andes chain.
Other Titles: Ansichten der Natur.
Responsibility: Alexander von Humboldt ; translated by Mark W. Person ; edited by Stephen T. Jackson and Laura Dassow Walls.

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