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The invention of nature: Alexander Von Humboldt's new world
(CD Audiobook)

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Published:
[Minneapolis, MN] : HighBridge Audio, p2015.
Physical Desc:
11 audio discs (14 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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CD 509.2 W961 2015
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CD 509.2 W961 2015
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Alexander von Humboldt 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 Simn Bolvar and Thomas Jefferson.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781622319800, 162231980X

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Unabridged.
Participants/Performers
Read by David Drummond.
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Alexander von Humboldt 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 Simn Bolvar and Thomas Jefferson.
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Compact disc.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Wulf, A., & Drummond, D. (. (2015). The invention of nature: Alexander Von Humboldt's new world. [Minneapolis, MN]: HighBridge Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Wulf, Andrea and David (Narrator) Drummond. 2015. The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt's New World. [Minneapolis, MN]: HighBridge Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Wulf, Andrea and David (Narrator) Drummond, The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt's New World. [Minneapolis, MN]: HighBridge Audio, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Wulf, Andrea., and David (Narrator) Drummond. The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt's New World. [Minneapolis, MN]: HighBridge Audio, 2015.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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