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The Invention of Nature

The Invention of Nature Author Andrea Wulf
ISBN-10 9780345806291
Release 2016
Pages 473
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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 Writing, the Costa Biography Award, the Royal Geographic Society's Ness Award, the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award Finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, the Royal Society Science Book Prize, the Kirkus Prize Prize for Nonfiction, the Independent Bookshop Week Book Award A Best Book of the Year: The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Economist, Nature, Jezebel, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, New Scientist, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The Evening Standard, The Spectator Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was the most famous scientist of his age, a visionary German naturalist and polymath whose discoveries forever changed the way we understand the natural world. Among his most revolutionary ideas was a radical conception of nature as a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone. In North America, Humboldt's name still graces towns, counties, parks, bays, lakes, mountains, and a river. And yet the man has been all but forgotten. In this illuminating biography, Andrea Wulf brings Humboldt's extraordinary life back into focus: his prediction of human-induced climate chan≥ his daring expeditions to the highest peaks of South America and to the anthrax-infected steppes of Siberia; his relationships with iconic figures, including Sim�n Bol�var and Thomas Jefferson; and the lasting influence of his writings on Darwin, Wordsworth, Goethe, Muir, Thoreau, and many others. Brilliantly researched and stunningly written, The Invention of Nature reveals the myriad ways in which Humboldt's ideas form the foundation of modern environmentalism--and reminds us why they are as prescient and vital as ever.



La Invencion de la Naturaleza El Mundo Nuevo de Alexander Von Humboldt The Invention of Nature Alexander Von Humboldt s New World

La Invencion de la Naturaleza  El Mundo Nuevo de Alexander Von Humboldt   The Invention of Nature  Alexander Von Humboldt s New World Author Andrea Wulf
ISBN-10 8430618082
Release 2017-01-31
Pages 498
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La espl�ndida biograf�a de Alexander von Humboldt, el h�roe perdido de la ciencia y padre de la ecolog�a. La invenci�n de la naturaleza revela la extraordinaria vida del visionario naturalista alem�n Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) y c�mo cre� una nueva forma de entender la naturaleza. Humboldt fue un intr�pido explorador y el cient�fico m�s famoso de su �poca. Su agitada vida estuvo repleta de aventuras y descubrimientos: escal� los volcanes m�s altos del mundo, rem� por el Orinoco y recorri� una Siberia infestada de �ntrax. Capaz de percibir la naturaleza como una fuerza global interconectada, Humboldt descubri� similitudes entre distintas zonas clim�ticas de todo el mundo, y previ� el peligro de un cambio clim�tico provocado por el hombre. Convirti� la observaci�n cient�fica en narrativa po�tica, y sus escritos inspiraron no solo a naturalistas y escritores como Darwin, Wordsworth y Goethe, sino tambi�n a pol�ticos como Jefferson o Sim�n Bol�var. Adem�s, fueron las ideas de Humboldt las que llevaron a John Muir a perseverar en sus teor�as, y a Thoreau a escribir su Walden. Wulf rastrea la influencia de Humboldt en las grandes mentes de su tiempo, a las que inspir� en �mbitos como la revoluci�n, la teor�a de evoluci�n, la ecolog�a, la conservaci�n, el arte y la literatura. La invenci�n de la naturaleza est� entre los mejores libros del a�o seg�n The New York Times, The Independent y Publishers Weekly entre otros. Rese�as: �Una lectura sensacional. El estupendo nuevo libro de Andrea Wulf se atreve con la figura de Alexander von Humboldt. La invenci�n de la naturaleza es un elogio de alt�sima calidad a una figura cautivadora.� Simon Winder, The Guardian �Un libro emocionante. [...] Es imposible leerLa invenci�n de la naturaleza sin contraer la fiebre Humboldt.Wulf tiene el poder de volvernos a todoshumboldtianos. Por momentos se lee como literatura de aventuras, y la investigaci�n deWulf tiene dimensiones casihumboldtianas.� New York Review of Books �Consigue su objetivo de rescatar la reputaci�n de Humboldt de la grieta en la que �l y muchos otros escritores y cient�ficos alemanes cayeron despu�s de la Segunda Guerra Mundial.� The Independent �Wulf demuestra que Humboldt fue un aut�ntico visionario, cuya perspectiva es hoy m�s pertinente que nunca.� Booklist �Una biograf�a brillantemente escrita. Como demuestra este maravilloso libro, la figura de Humboldt deber�a incorporarse a toda prisa en todos los programas educativos de la Tierra.� The Scotsman ENGLISH DESCRIPTION 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 Writing, the Costa Biography Award, the Royal Geographic Society''s Ness Award, the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award Finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, the Kirkus Prize Prize for Nonfiction, the Independent Bookshop Week Book Award A Best Book of the Year: The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Economist, Nature, Jezebel, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, New Scientist, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The Evening Standard, The Spectator Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. In North America, his name still graces four counties, thirteen towns, a river, parks, bays, lakes, and mountains. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether he was climbing the highest volcanoes in the world or racing through anthrax-infected Siberia or translating his research into bestselling publications that changed science and thinking. Among Humboldt''s most revolutionary ideas was a radical vision of nature, that it is a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone. Now Andrea Wulf brings the man and his achievements back into focus: his daring expeditions and investigation of wild environments around the world and his discoveries of similarities between climate and vegetation zones on different continents. She also discusses 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 Sim�n Bol�var and Thomas Jefferson. Wulf examines how Humboldt''s writings inspired other naturalists and poets such as Darwin, Wordsworth, and Goethe, and she makes the compelling case that it was Humboldt''s influence that led John Muir to his ideas of natural preservation and that shaped Thoreau''s Walden. With this brilliantly researched and compellingly written book, Andrea Wulf shows the myriad fundamental ways in which Humboldt created our understanding of the natural world, and she champions a renewed interest in this vital and lost player in environmental history and science.



The Brother Gardeners

The Brother Gardeners Author Andrea Wulf
ISBN-10 9780307454751
Release 2010
Pages 354
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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 gardening from an aristocratic pastime to a national obsession.



From Holmes to Sherlock

From Holmes to Sherlock Author
ISBN-10 178497773X
Release 2017
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From Holmes to Sherlock has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from From Holmes to Sherlock also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full From Holmes to Sherlock book for free.



The Dead Ladies Project

The Dead Ladies Project Author Jessa Crispin
ISBN-10 9780226278452
Release 2015-09-22
Pages 240
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When Jessa Crispin was thirty, she left Chicago and took off for Berlin. Half a decade later, she's still on the road, in search not so much of a home as of understanding.Fascinated by exile, Crispin travels an itinerary of of places that have drawn writers who needed to break free from their origins and start afresh.She reflects on Maud Gonne fomenting revolution, on Nora Barnacl, Rebecca West, Margaret Anderson and Jean Rhys.



Myth and Archive

Myth and Archive Author Roberto González Echevarría
ISBN-10 0521023998
Release 2006-02-13
Pages 260
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Myth and Archive offers a new theory about the origin and evolution of the Latin American narrative, and about the emergence of the modern novel. Instead of following the traditional categories set up by literary history, Professor González Echevarría explores the relationship of the narrative to the language of authority: the law in the colonial period, science in the nineteenth century, and anthropology in the twentieth century. The book contains readings of major works in the tradition such as Garcilaso el Inca's Comentarios reales, Sarmiento's Facundo, Carpentier's Los pasos perdidos, and García Marquez's Cien años de soledad.



Founding Gardeners

Founding Gardeners Author Andrea Wulf
ISBN-10 9780307390684
Release 2012-04
Pages 368
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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 shared passion for agriculture shaped their beliefs and decisions. Reprint.



The Invention of Nature

The Invention of Nature Author Andrea Wulf
ISBN-10 9781848548992
Release 2015-10-22
Pages 496
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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 Express 'Extraordinary and gripping' New Scientist 'A superb biography' The Economist 'An exhilarating armchair voyage' GILES MILTON, Mail on Sunday 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 inspired princes and presidents, scientists and poets alike. Napoleon was jealous of him; Simon Bolívar's revolution was fuelled by his ideas; Darwin set sail on the Beagle because of Humboldt; and Jules Verne's Captain Nemo owned all his many books. He simply was, as one contemporary put it, 'the greatest man since the Deluge'. Taking us on a fantastic voyage in his footsteps - racing across anthrax-infected Russia or mapping tropical rivers alive with crocodiles - Andrea Wulf shows why his life and ideas remain so important today. Humboldt predicted human-induced climate change as early as 1800, and The Invention of Nature traces his ideas as they go on to revolutionize and shape science, conservation, nature writing, politics, art and the theory of evolution. He wanted to know and understand everything and his way of thinking was so far ahead of his time that it's only coming into its own now. Alexander von Humboldt really did invent the way we see nature.



Chasing Venus

Chasing Venus Author Andrea Wulf
ISBN-10 9780307700179
Release 2012
Pages 304
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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 and weather challenges that were overcome to enable an international team of astronomers to work together. 30,000 first printing.



My First Life

My First Life Author Hugo Chavez
ISBN-10 9781784783860
Release 2016-08-23
Pages 544
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Hugo Chávez’s extraordinary story—in his own words Hugo Chávez, military officer turned left-wing revolutionary, was one of the most important Latin American leaders of the twenty-first century. This book tells the story of his life up to his election as president in 1998. Throughout this riveting and historically important account of his early years, Chávez’s energy and charisma shine through. As a young man, he awakens gradually to the reality of his country—where huge inequalities persist and the majority of citizens live in indescribable poverty—and decides to act. He gives a fascinating description of growing up in Barinas, his years in the Military Academy, his long-planned military conspiracy—the most significant in the history of Venezuela and perhaps of Latin America—which led to his unsuccessful coup attempt of 1992, and eventually to his popular electoral victory in 1998. His collaborator on this book is Ignacio Ramonet, the famous French journalist (and editor for many years of Le Monde diplomatique), who undertook a similar task with Fidel Castro (Fidel Castro: My Life). From the Hardcover edition.



Spell of the Urubamba

Spell of the Urubamba Author Daniel Gade
ISBN-10 9783319208497
Release 2015-10-05
Pages 354
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This work examines the valley of the Urubamba River in terms of vertical zonation, Incan impact on the environment, plant use, the history of exploration and the notion of discovery, the idea of land reform, and cultural contact with the European world. Winding its path northward from the Andean Highlands to the Amazon, the valley has served as the stage of pre-Columbian civilizations and focal point of Spanish conquest in Peru. "Gade left behind not only a superb body of scholarly work, but a network of colleagues and students who remain indebted to his example. This book should serve as an inspiration for all scholars who wish to pursue the Sauerian, counter enlightenment or post development agendas of understanding and respecting particular places in all their historical and cultural complexity, including ambiguities and contradictions." -- The Geographical Review, American Geographical Society



Science Voyages and Encounters in Oceania 1511 1850

Science  Voyages  and Encounters in Oceania  1511 1850 Author Bronwen Douglas
ISBN-10 9781137305893
Release 2014-03-26
Pages 361
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Blending global scope with local depth, this book throws new light on important themes. Spanning four centuries and vast space, it combines the history of ideas with particular histories of encounters between European voyagers and Indigenous people in Oceania (Island Southeast Asia, New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands).



Science in Latin America

Science in Latin America Author Juan José Saldaña
ISBN-10 0292774753
Release 2009-06-03
Pages 264
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Science in Latin America has roots that reach back to the information gathering and recording practices of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilizations. Spanish and Portuguese conquerors and colonists introduced European scientific practices to the continent, where they hybridized with local traditions to form the beginnings of a truly Latin American science. As countries achieved their independence in the nineteenth century, they turned to science as a vehicle for modernizing education and forwarding "progress." In the twentieth century, science and technology became as omnipresent in Latin America as in the United States and Europe. Yet despite a history that stretches across five centuries, science in Latin America has traditionally been viewed as derivative of and peripheral to Euro-American science. To correct that mistaken view, this book provides the first comprehensive overview of the history of science in Latin America from the sixteenth century to the present. Eleven leading Latin American historians assess the part that science played in Latin American society during the colonial, independence, national, and modern eras, investigating science's role in such areas as natural history, medicine and public health, the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, politics and nation-building, educational reform, and contemporary academic research. The comparative approach of the essays creates a continent-spanning picture of Latin American science that clearly establishes its autonomous history and its right to be studied within a Latin American context.



The Quantifying Spirit in the 18th Century

The Quantifying Spirit in the 18th Century Author Tore Frängsmyr
ISBN-10 0520070224
Release 1990
Pages 411
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The Quantifying Spirit in the 18th Century has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Quantifying Spirit in the 18th Century also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Quantifying Spirit in the 18th Century book for free.



The Private Jefferson

The Private Jefferson Author Peter S. Onuf
ISBN-10 1936520087
Release 2016-02-01
Pages 224
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One of U.S. history's most eminent figures, Thomas Jefferson is as elusive as he is revered. The Private Jefferson opens a window onto the third president's inner life by exploring the single largest cache of Thomas Jefferson's private papers, held--to the surprise of many--at the Massachusetts Historical Society. Essays by Peter S. Onuf ("The State of the World: Thomas Jefferson's Political Vision"), Andrea Wulf ("Revolutionary Gardens: Jefferson, Politics, and Plants"), and Henry Adams ("The Architectural Jefferson: The Draftsman and His Ideals") underscore aspects of Jefferson's character--his unusual creativity and less frequently studied perspectives on the world--rather than retelling the well-known achievements of his political career. The qualities that come to the forefront are, instead, the principles, passions, and faith that suffused his actions as a statesman, including his love of the natural world as well as his lifelong effort to find a balance between his role on an international stage and his need for a domestic retreat, a reverie for study and experimentation. Generously illustrated with full color reproductions of architectural drawings, letters, and other manuscripts, this volume is published as a companion to the exhibition The Private Jefferson: From the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Both exhibition and book celebrate the society's 225th year. Distributed for the Massachusetts Historical Society



The City of Translation

The City of Translation Author José María Rodríguez García
ISBN-10 9780230111783
Release 2010-10-18
Pages 261
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A sweeping intellectual history of the relationship between literary translation, authoritarian politics, linguistic ideologies, juristic philology, religion, and poetry in late nineteenth-century Colombia.



Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy

Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy Author Tim Harford
ISBN-10 9780735216136
Release 2017
Pages 321
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Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy paints an epic picture of change in an intimate way by telling the stories of the tools, people, and ideas that had far-reaching consequences for all of us. From the plough to artificial intelligence, from Gillette s disposable razor to IKEA s Billy bookcase, bestselling author and Financial Times columnist Tim Harford recounts each invention s own curious, surprising, and memorable story.