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Alexander von Humboldt was the most celebrated modern chronicler of North and South America and the Caribbean, and this translation of his essay on New Spain—the first modern regional economic and political geography—covers his travels across today’s Mexico in – Alexander von Humboldt (–), one of the most influential scientists and thinkers of his age, visited the United States for six weeks in , engaging in a lively exchange of ideas with Author: Eleanor Jones Harvey. Alexander von Humboldt, in full Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander, Freiherr (baron) von Humboldt, (born Sept. 14, , Berlin—died May 6, , Berlin), German naturalist and explorer who was a major figure in the classical period of physical geography and biogeography—areas of science now included in the earth sciences and his book Kosmos he made a valuable contribution. Looking for books by Alexander von Humboldt? See all books authored by Alexander von Humboldt, including Jaguars and Electric Eels (Penguin Great Journeys), and Personal Narrative of a Journey to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent: Abridged Edition (Penguin Classics), and more on
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The father of nature writing, intrepid explorer, friend to revolutionaries and US presidents, Alexander von Humboldt was the original scholar adventurer. Alexander von Humboldt's ideas still affect us today. He may have invented the Natural World as we think about it. More importantly, his ideas about the natural world, ecology, and the interconnectedness of life and the natural world laid the foundation for many later discoveries by scientists around the world/5. The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world--and in the process created modern environmentalism. NATIONAL BEST SELLER One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, The James Wright Award for Nature /5(). Humboldt — never quick to support his nation’s political and military objectives but still a Prussian — was snubbed, guilty by association. While his name may be forgotten, his ideas march on.