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The invention of nature : Alexander von humboldt's new world., Andrea Wulf

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The invention of nature : Alexander von humboldt's new world.
Title
The invention of nature
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Alexander von humboldt's new world.
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Andrea Wulf
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eng
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The acclaimed author of The Brother Gardeners and Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of the visionary German naturalist whose ideas continue to influence how we view ourselves and our relationship with the natural world today. Alexander von Humboldt (1769 - 1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether climbing the highest volcanoes in the world or racing through anthrax-infested Siberia. He came up with a radical vision of nature, that it was a complex and interconnected global force and did not exist for man's use alone. Ironically, his ideas have become so accepted and widespread that he has been nearly forgotten. Now Andrea Wulf brings the man and his achievements back into focus: his investigation of wild environments around the world; his discoveries of similarities between climate zones on different continents; his prediction of human-induced climate change; his remarkable ability to fashion poetic narrative out of scientific observation; and his relationships with iconic figures such as Simon Bolivar and Thomas Jefferson. Wulf examines how his writings inspired other naturalists and poets such as Wordsworth, Darwin, and Goethe, and she makes the compelling case that it was Humboldt's influence on John Muir that led him to his ideas of preservation and that shaped Thoreau's Walden. Humboldt was the most interdisciplinary of scientists and is the forgotten father of environmentalism. With this brilliantly researched and compellingly written book, she makes clear the myriad, fundamental ways that Humboldt created our understanding of the natural world
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Wulf, Andrea
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Narrator: David Drummond
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Drummond, David
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The invention of nature : Alexander von humboldt's new world., Andrea Wulf
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Unabridged
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online resource
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unknown
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (15 audio files)
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electronic
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9781622319817
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(sound recording)
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sound
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Label
The invention of nature : Alexander von humboldt's new world., Andrea Wulf
Link
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
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  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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ODN0002461246
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (15 audio files)
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781622319817
Isbn Type
(sound recording)
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
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sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
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  • remote
  • other
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unknown
Stock number
F79BA4A2-1CE5-4D75-8B66-CA5F7D085880
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Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 396028 KB)
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