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The Resource The invention of nature : the adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the lost hero of science, Andrea Wulf

The invention of nature : the adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the lost hero of science, Andrea Wulf

Label
The invention of nature : the adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the lost hero of science
Title
The invention of nature
Title remainder
the adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the lost hero of science
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Wulf
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) is the great lost scientist: more things are named after him than anyone else. There are towns, rivers, mountain ranges, the ocean current that runs along the South American coast, there's a penguin, a giant squid - even the Mare Humboldtianum on the moon. Taking us on a fantastic voyage in his footsteps, Andrea Wulf shows why his life and ideas remain so important today
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wulf, Andrea
Dewey number
  • 509.2
  • 509.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Humboldt, Alexander von
  • Natural history
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Science
Target audience
specialized
Label
The invention of nature : the adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the lost hero of science, Andrea Wulf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781848548985
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 473 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781848548985
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)
Label
The invention of nature : the adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the lost hero of science, Andrea Wulf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781848548985
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 473 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781848548985
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)

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      51.5206496 -0.1506959
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