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Humboldt's Cosmos: Alexander Von Humboldt and the Latin American Journey That Changed the Way We See the World

Biography / MemoirOut of Print

By: Gerard Helferich (Author)

358 pages, b/w illustrations

Gotham Books

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #150287 | ISBN: 1592400523
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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 6000-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.


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