The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science :: Andrea Wulf soon to be presented for sale on the incomparable BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2015, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Black & white drawings; Maps; List of sources;
From the cover: 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, theres a penguin, a giant squid even the Mare Humboldtianum on the moon.
His colourful adventures read like something out of a Boys Own story: Humboldt explored deep into the rainforest, climbed the worlds highest volcanoes and inspired princes and pre…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Plain paper dust wrapper a little edgeworn. Previous owners’ name & date to the head of title page.
Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. (xix) 473 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I captivate you with this splendid selection from my Biography catalogue?