The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World

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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.

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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,… (more)

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Despite some reiteration, her book is readable, thoughtful and widely researched, and informed by German sources richer than the English canon.


Book Details  


Publisher: Vintage (September 15, 2015)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 496 pages

File size: 48.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: Costa Book Award for Biography 2015 winner


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