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The Invention Of Nature

Author : Andrea Wulf
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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

Author : Andrea Wulf
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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

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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.

The Atlantic World

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As the meeting point between Europe, colonial America, and Africa, the history of the Atlantic world is a constantly shifting arena, but one which has been a focus of huge and vibrant debate for many years. In over thirty chapters, all written by experts in the field, The Atlantic World takes up these debates and gathers together key, original scholarship to provide an authoritative survey of this increasingly popular area of world history. The book takes a thematic approach to topics including exploration, migration and cultural encounters. In the first chapters, scholars examine the interactions between groups which converged in the Atlantic world, such as slaves, European migrants and Native Americans. The volume then considers questions such as finance, money and commerce in the Atlantic world, as well as warfare, government and religion. The collection closes with chapters examining how ideas circulated across and around the Atlantic and beyond. It presents the Atlantic as a shared space in which commodities and ideas were exchanged and traded, and examines the impact that these exchanges had on both people and places. Including an introductory essay from the editors which defines the field, and lavishly illustrated with paintings, drawings and maps this accessible volume is invaluable reading for all students and scholars of this broad sweep of world history.

La Invenci N De La Naturaleza

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La espléndida biografía de Alexander von Humboldt, el héroe perdido de la ciencia y padre de la ecología. La invención de la naturaleza revela la extraordinaria vida del visionario naturalista alemán Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) y cómo creó una nueva forma de entender la naturaleza. Humboldt fue un intrépido explorador y el científico más famoso de su época. Su agitada vida estuvo repleta de aventuras y descubrimientos: escaló los volcanes más altos del mundo, remó por el Orinoco y recorrió una Siberia infestada de ántrax. Capaz de percibir la naturaleza como una fuerza global interconectada, Humboldt descubrió similitudes entre distintas zonas climáticas de todo el mundo, y previó el peligro de un cambio climático provocado por el hombre. Convirtió la observación científica en narrativa poética, y sus escritos inspiraron no solo a naturalistas y escritores como Darwin, Wordsworth y Goethe, sino también a políticos como Jefferson o Simón Bolívar. Además, fueron las ideas de Humboldt las que llevaron a John Muir a perseverar en sus teorías, y a Thoreau a escribir su Walden. Wulf rastrea la influencia de Humboldt en las grandes mentes de su tiempo, a las que inspiró en ámbitos como la revolución, la teoría de evolución, la ecología, la conservación, el arte y la literatura. Una lectura que cobra importancia en el Día mundial del medioambiente. La invención de la naturaleza está entre los mejores libros del año según The New York Times, The Independent y Publishers Weekly entre otros. Reseñas: «Una lectura sensacional. El estupendo nuevo libro de Andrea Wulf se atreve con la figura de Alexander von Humboldt. La invención de la naturaleza es un elogio de altísima calidad a una figura cautivadora.» Simon Winder, The Guardian «Un libro emocionante. [...] Es imposible leer La invención de la naturaleza sin contraer la fiebre Humboldt. Wulf tiene el poder de volvernos a todos humboldtianos. Por momentos se lee como literatura de aventuras, y la investigación de Wulf tiene dimensiones casi humboldtianas.» New York Review of Books «Consigue su objetivo de rescatar la reputación de Humboldt de la grieta en la que él y muchos otros escritores y científicos alemanes cayeron después de la Segunda Guerra Mundial.» The Independent «Wulf demuestra que Humboldt fue un auténtico visionario, cuya perspectiva es hoy más pertinente que nunca.» Booklist «Una biografía brillantemente escrita. Como demuestra este maravilloso libro, la figura de Humboldt debería incorporarse a toda prisa en todos los programas educativos de la Tierra.» The Scotsman

From Holmes To Sherlock

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Chasing Venus

Author : Andrea Wulf
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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.

Founding Gardeners

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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.

Myth And Archive

Author : Roberto González Echevarría
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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.

The Reception Of Darwinism In The Iberian World

Author : T.F Glick
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This book provides both for academic historians and the general reader a broad perspective on Darwin's impact in the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking worlds. In Latin American countries with black and Amerindian populations, evolutionary theory was quickly mobilized for theorizing racial differences, while in Spain attention was focused on class differentiation, explained by a series of Darwinian, Social Darwinist, and Eugenic hypotheses. The wide variety of approaches to evolutionary and social theory in countries whose culture was very similar points illuminates those issues thought to be of particular significance for national identity, whether political, ethnic, or racial.

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