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WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) is the great lost scientist: more things are named after him than anyone else. There are towns, rivers, mountain ranges, the ocean current that runs along the South American coast, there’s a penguin, a giant squid – even the Mare Humboldtianum on the moon. His colourful adventures read like something out of a Boy’s Own story: Humboldt explored deep into the rainforest, climbed the world’s highest volcanoes and…



The Invention Of Nature

ISBN 10 : 9780345806291
ISBN 13 : 0345806298

A portrait of the German naturalist reveals his ongoing influence on humanity's relationship with the natural world today, discussing such topics as his views on climate change, co..


The Invention Of Nature

ISBN 10 : 9781848548992
ISBN 13 : 1848548990

WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD WINNER OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2016 'A thrilling adventure story' Bill Bryson 'Dazzling' Literary Review 'Brilliant' Sunday..


Bears

ISBN 10 : 2831704626
ISBN 13 : 9782831704623

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The Age Of Wonder

ISBN 10 : 0307378322
ISBN 13 : 9780307378323

The Age of Wonder is a colorful and utterly absorbing history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic ..


Views Of Nature

ISBN 10 : 9780226923192
ISBN 13 : 0226923193

While the influence of Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) looms large over the natural sciences, his legacy reaches far beyond the field notebooks of naturalists. Humboldt’s 17..


The Brother Gardeners

ISBN 10 : 9780307454751
ISBN 13 : 0307454754

Follows the lives of six men who shared a passion for plants and a love of gardening in eighteenth-century London, who made Britain the epicenter of horticulture, and transformed g..


A Draft Of Xxx Cantos

ISBN 10 : 0811211282
ISBN 13 : 9780811211284

The Cantos have been called Ezra Pound's intellectual diary, composed over the course of sixty years. Long out of print as a separate volume--it was originally published in 1933--t..


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