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The Invention of Nature

The Invention of Nature Book
Author : Andrea Wulf
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2015-09-15
ISBN : 0385350678
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the process created modern environmentalism. NATIONAL BEST SELLER One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, The James Wright Award for Nature Writing, the Costa Biography Award, the Royal Geographic Society's Ness Award, the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award Finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, the Kirkus Prize Prize for Nonfiction, the Independent Bookshop Week Book Award A Best Book of the Year: The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Economist, Nature, Jezebel, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, New Scientist, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The Evening Standard, The Spectator Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. In North America, his name still graces four counties, thirteen towns, a river, parks, bays, lakes, and mountains. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether he was climbing the highest volcanoes in the world or racing through anthrax-infected Siberia or translating his research into bestselling publications that changed science and thinking. Among Humboldt’s most revolutionary ideas was a radical vision of nature, that it is a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone. Now Andrea Wulf brings the man and his achievements back into focus: his daring expeditions and investigation of wild environments around the world and his discoveries of similarities between climate and vegetation zones on different continents. She also discusses 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 Simón Bolívar and Thomas Jefferson. Wulf examines how Humboldt’s writings inspired other naturalists and poets such as Darwin, Wordsworth, and Goethe, and she makes the compelling case that it was Humboldt’s influence that led John Muir to his ideas of natural preservation and that shaped Thoreau’s Walden. With this brilliantly researched and compellingly written book, Andrea Wulf shows the myriad fundamental ways in which Humboldt created our understanding of the natural world, and she champions a renewed interest in this vital and lost player in environmental history and science.

Guide to Andrea Wulf s the Invention of Nature

Guide to Andrea Wulf s the Invention of Nature Book
Author : Andrea Wulf,Eureka
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-03-31
ISBN : 9781545091371
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A GUIDE TO THE ORIGINAL BOOK. Guide to Andrea Wulf's The Invention of Nature Preview: The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf is a biography of Alexander von Humboldt, a Prussian naturalist born in 1769. Humboldt had an older brother, Wilhelm. Their father died when they were young, and their mother was emotionally detached from her sons. Alexander and Wilhelm received exacting educations. Alexander became interested in exploration and science, but his mother pressured him to become a civil servant, so he attended a mining academy to become a mine inspector while conducting his own botanical research. He invented new tools for miners, published books on subterranean plants and rocks, and experimented with the effect of electricity on the nervous system... Inside this companion: - Summary of the book - Important People - Character Analysis - Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style

Summary of the Invention of Nature

Summary of the Invention of Nature Book
Author : Instaread
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-02-18
ISBN : 9781530129515
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf is a biography of Alexander von Humboldt, a Prussian naturalist born in 1769. Humboldt had an older brother, Wilhelm. Their father died when they were young, and their mother was emotionally detached from her sons. Alexander and Wilhelm received exacting educations. Alexander became interested in exploration and science, but his mother pressured him to become a civil servant, so he attended a mining academy to become a mine inspector while conducting his own botanical research. He invented new tools for miners, published books on subterranean plants and rocks, and experimented with the effect of electricity on the nervous system. Wilhelm introduced Alexander von Humboldt to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the renowned author, and they formed a close friendship based on a mutual interest in the intersection of science and art. Humboldt gained an appreciation for aesthetic perspective from Goethe, and Goethe received the latest in scientific information from Humboldt... Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of The Invention of Nature: * Summary of book * Introduction to the Important People in the book * Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, summarize and analyze it for your convenience.

The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt

The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt Book
Author : Andrea Wulf
Publisher : Pantheon
Release : 2019-04-02
ISBN : 1524747386
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR From the New York Times bestselling author of The Invention of Nature, comes a breathtakingly illustrated and brilliantly evocative recounting of Alexander Von Humboldt's five year expedition in South America. Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, but his most revolutionary idea was a radical vision of nature as a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone. His theories and ideas were profoundly influenced by a five-year exploration of South America. Now Andrea Wulf partners with artist Lillian Melcher to bring this daring expedition to life, complete with excerpts from Humboldt's own diaries, atlases, and publications. She gives us an intimate portrait of the man who predicted human-induced climate change, fashioned poetic narrative out of scientific observation, and influenced iconic figures such as Simón Bolívar, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Darwin, and John Muir. This gorgeous account of the expedition not only shows how Humboldt honed his groundbreaking understanding of the natural world but also illuminates the man and his passions.

The Invention of Sustainability

The Invention of Sustainability Book
Author : Paul Warde
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2018-07-12
ISBN : 1107151147
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A ground breaking study of how sustainability became a social and political problem, and how to think about it today.

The Invention of Nature

The Invention of Nature Book
Author : Thomas Bargatzky,Rolf Kuschel
Publisher : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Release : 1994-01-01
ISBN : 9783631453698
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Invention of Nature

The Invention of Nature Book
Author : Paul Kevan Street
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Invention of Nature

The Invention of Nature Book
Author : Giovanni Aloi
Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
Release : 2022-02-08
ISBN : 9781913947330
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Invention of Nature is a complete visual journey through humankind's depiction of animal and plant life, from the very first cave paintings made over 30,000 years ago to the present. With over 300 images covering cabinets of curiosity, illustrated herbaria, bestiaries, classical paintings, natural history illustrations, taxidermied specimens and photography, the book weaves together a fascinating chronological story of nature.

The Invention of Science

The Invention of Science Book
Author : David Wootton
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2015-09-17
ISBN : 014191677X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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We live in a world made by science. How and when did this happen? This book tells the story of the extraordinary intellectual and cultural revolution that gave birth to modern science, and mounts a major challenge to the prevailing orthodoxy of its history. Before 1492 it was assumed that all significant knowledge was already available; there was no concept of progress; people looked for understanding to the past not the future. This book argues that the discovery of America demonstrated that new knowledge was possible: indeed it introduced the very concept of 'discovery', and opened the way to the invention of science. The first crucial discovery was Tycho Brahe's nova of 1572: proof that there could be change in the heavens. The telescope (1610) rendered the old astronomy obsolete. Torricelli's experiment with the vacuum (1643) led directly to the triumph of the experimental method in the Royal Society of Boyle and Newton. By 1750 Newtonianism was being celebrated throughout Europe. The new science did not consist simply of new discoveries, or new methods. It relied on a new understanding of what knowledge might be, and with this came a new language: discovery, progress, facts, experiments, hypotheses, theories, laws of nature - almost all these terms existed before 1492, but their meanings were radically transformed so they became tools with which to think scientifically. We all now speak this language of science, which was invented during the Scientific Revolution. The new culture had its martyrs (Bruno, Galileo), its heroes (Kepler, Boyle), its propagandists (Voltaire, Diderot), and its patient labourers (Gilbert, Hooke). It led to a new rationalism, killing off alchemy, astrology, and belief in witchcraft. It led to the invention of the steam engine and to the first Industrial Revolution. David Wootton's landmark book changes our understanding of how this great transformation came about, and of what science is.

The Cultural Construction of International Relations

The Cultural Construction of International Relations Book
Author : Beate Jahn
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9780312234713
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Realist and liberal writers alike see cultural diversity as the defining feature of world politics but refuse to address this problem in their theories. By attempting to solve the problem of cultural diversity through the use of the concept of the state of nature, they ignore the fact that this concept itself is a particular cultural product. This book uncovers the history of this idea, revealing its origins in the European conquest of America, its crucial role in the emergence of the Enlightenment world view, and its continuing negative consequences for our attempts to understand world politics. It provides an original rereading of political theory, domestic and international, by combining it with a historical narrative of the interaction between European and non-European peoples."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Invention of Discovery 1500 1700

The Invention of Discovery  1500 1700 Book
Author : James Dougal Fleming
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0754694909
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From Bacon to Galileo, from stagecraft to maths, from martyrology to romance, contributors to this interdisciplinary collection examine the early-modern generation of discovery as an absolute and ostensibly neutral standard of knowledge-production. They further investigate the hermeneutic implications for the epistemological authority that tends, in modernity, still to be based on that standard.

The Invention of America

The Invention of America Book
Author : Edmundo O'Gorman
Publisher : Greenwood
Release : 1972
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Invention of the Jewish People

The Invention of the Jewish People Book
Author : Shlomo Sand
Publisher : Verso
Release : 2020-04-14
ISBN : 1788736613
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A historical tour de force that demolishes the myths and taboos that have surrounded Jewish and Israeli history, The Invention of the Jewish People offers a new account of both that demands to be read and reckoned with. Was there really a forced exile in the first century, at the hands of the Romans? Should we regard the Jewish people, throughout two millennia, as both a distinct ethnic group and a putative nation--returned at last to its Biblical homeland? Shlomo Sand argues that most Jews actually descend from converts, whose native lands were scattered far across the Middle East and Eastern Europe. The formation of a Jewish people and then a Jewish nation out of these disparate groups could only take place under the sway of a new historiography, developing in response to the rise of nationalism throughout Europe. Beneath the biblical back fill of the nineteenth-century historians, and the twentieth-century intellectuals who replaced rabbis as the architects of Jewish identity, The Invention of the Jewish People uncovers a new narrative of Israel's formation, and proposes a bold analysis of nationalism that accounts for the old myths. After a long stay on Israel's bestseller list, and winning the coveted Aujourd'hui Award in France, The Invention of the Jewish People is finally available in English. The central importance of the conflict in the Middle East ensures that Sand's arguments will reverberate well beyond the historians and politicians that he takes to task. Without an adequate understanding of Israel's past, capable of superseding today's opposing views, diplomatic solutions are likely to remain elusive. In this iconoclastic work of history, Shlomo Sand provides the intellectual foundations for a new vision of Israel's future.

Shakespeare

Shakespeare Book
Author : Harold Bloom,Harold Irving Bloom,Sterling Professor of Humanities Harold Bloom
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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America's uncontested expert on Shakespeare and author of The Western Canon presents a monumental analysis of each one of the Bard's plays, designed to show that Shakespeare invented human nature and personality as we understand it today.

The Invention of Autonomy

The Invention of Autonomy Book
Author : Jerome B. Schneewind
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780521479387
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Study of the history of moral philosophy which puts Kant's ethics into historical context.

Nature

Nature Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1870
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Arithmetical Books from the Invention of Printing to the Present Time

Arithmetical Books from the Invention of Printing to the Present Time Book
Author : Augustus De Morgan
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1847
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Therapeutic Gazette

The Therapeutic Gazette Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1883
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Tolkien and the Invention of Myth A Reader

Tolkien and the Invention of Myth  A Reader Book
Author : Jane Chance
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Release : 2021-05-10
ISBN : 9780813129631
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Essays by well-known medievalists and Tolkien scholars such as Marjorie Burns, Michael Drout, Verlyn Flieger, Tom Shippey, and Richard West explore the various medieval mythologies woven into the elaborate tapestry of Tolkein's work.

The Invention of Time and Space

The Invention of Time and Space Book
Author : Patrice F. Dassonville
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-09-30
ISBN : 3319460404
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This investigation of time and space is motivated by gaps in our current understanding: by the lack of definitions, by our failure to appreciate the nature of these entities, by our inability to pin down their properties. The author's approach is based on two key ideas: The first idea is to seek the geo-historical origins of time and space concepts. A thorough investigation of a diversified archaeological corpus, allows him to draft coherent definitions; it furthermore gives clues as to whether time and space were discovered or invented. The second idea is to define the units before trying to define space and time. The results presented here are unexpected: Time and space were not discovered in nature, but they were invented; time is not a phenomenon and space has no materiality; they are only concepts. This runs contrary to the opinion of most scientific and the philosophical authorities, although one would seek in vain for a theoretical validation of the conventional position. This book will provide much food for thought for philosophers and scientists, as well as interested general readers.