Warning: mysqli_query(): (HY000/1021): Disk full (/tmp/#sql_1_0.MAI); waiting for someone to free some space... (errno: 28 "No space left on device") in /var/www/html/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 2007
Achrijoli Casey12. 12. 2020. u 00:06Brojač objava: 0
Alexander von Humboldt and the Latin American Journey that Changed the Way We Se
by Gerard Helferich
- Format: hardcover, 358 pages
- Publisher: Gotham
- Release date: April 12, 2004
- Genres: history, science, biography, nature, geography, travel, adventure
- Language: english
- ISBN: 9781592400522 (1592400523)
- Author: Gerard Helferich
About The Book
The thrilling story of the charismatic explorer who Simon Bolivar called “the true discoverer of South America” and the daring expedition that altered the course of science.
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 6,000-mile journey, he was feted by Thomas Jefferson and presented to Napoleon, and, with the subsequent publication of his findings, he would be hailed as the greatest scientific genius of his age.
Humboldt’s Cosmos tells the story of this extraordinary man who was equal parts Einstein and Livingstone, and of the adventure that defined his life. Gerard Helferich vividly recounts Humboldt’s expedition through the Amazon and over the Andes, highlighting his paradigm-changing discoveries along the way. During the course of the expedition, Humboldt cataloged more than 60,000 plants, set an altitude record climbing the volcano Chimborazo, and became the first to study the great cultures of the Aztecs and Incas. In the process, he revolutionized geology and laid the groundwork for modern sciences such as climatology, oceanography, and geography — and his contributions would influence future greats such as Charles Darwin and shape the course of science for centuries to come.
Published in time for the bicentennial of the expedition’s completion in May 1804, Humboldt’s Cosmos is a dramatic tribute to one of history’s most audacious adventurers, whom Stephen Jay Gould noted “may well have been the world’s most famous and influential intellectual.”
Online ebook Humboldt’s Cosmos buy cheap iPhone on Audible. Hardcover Humboldt’s Cosmos by Gerard Helferich. EPUB book Humboldt’s Cosmos read online for Kindle on Kobo. PDF ebook Humboldt’s Cosmos Gerard Helferich download. MP3 book Humboldt’s Cosmos read on Mac.
TXT Humboldt’s Cosmos Gerard Helferich download on Booktopia. FB2 ebook Humboldt’s Cosmos for Android on Dymocks. Paperback Humboldt’s Cosmos by Gerard Helferich buy. MOBI book Humboldt’s Cosmos Gerard Helferich download on Book Depository. FictionBook book Humboldt’s Cosmos buy reader.