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The invention of nature [sound recording] : Alexander Von Humboldt's new world / Andrea Wulf ; read by David Drummond.

Wulf, Andrea (Author). Drummond, David (Narrator) (Added Author).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library CD 509.2 WUL (Text) 33892100386458 Adult Audiobooks Audiobook CD None 06/23/2016 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781622319800
  • ISBN: 162231980X
  • Physical Description: 11 sound discs (14 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [Minneapolis, MN] : HighBridge Audio, p2015.

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Title from container.
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Participant or Performer Note:
Read by David Drummond.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859.
Scientists > Germany > Biography
Naturalists > Germany > Biography.
Talking books on CD.

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