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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 : 9780385350679
ISBN 13 : 0385350678

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 worl..


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..


Chasing Venus

ISBN 10 : 9780307700179
ISBN 13 : 0307700178

The award-winning author of The Brother Gardeners chronicles the 18th-century quest to observe the transit of Venus and measure the solar system, explaining the political strife an..


Views Of Nature

ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112009847358
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Founding Gardeners

ISBN 10 : 9780307390684
ISBN 13 : 0307390683

The award-winning author of The Brother Gardeners presents a tour of the lives of the founding fathers from their perspectives as gardeners, farmers and plantsmen, revealing how a ..


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..


The Invention Of Science

ISBN 10 : 9780062199256
ISBN 13 : 0062199250

A companion to such acclaimed works as The Age of Wonder, A Clockwork Universe, and Darwin’s Ghosts—a groundbreaking examination of the greatest event in history, the Scientifi..


Humboldt S Cosmos

ISBN 10 : 9781618030108
ISBN 13 : 1618030108

From 1799 to 1804, German naturalist and adventurer Alexander von Humboldt conducted the first extensive scientific exploration of Latin America. At the completion of his arduous 6..


Cosmos

ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822015815632
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On Trails

ISBN 10 : 9781476739243
ISBN 13 : 1476739242

Winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award “The best outdoors book of the year” —Sierra Club A New York Times Bestseller A Best Book of the Year—as chosen by The Boston Glo..


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