The Invention of Nature

The Invention of Nature
Author: Andrea Wulf
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 473
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0345806298
ISBN 13: 9780345806291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Invention of Nature Book Review:

A portrait of the German naturalist reveals his ongoing influence on humanity's relationship with the natural world today, discussing such topics as his views on climate change, conservation, and nature as a resource for all life.

The Invention of Nature

The Invention of Nature
Author: Andrea Wulf
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 473
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 038535066X
ISBN 13: 9780385350662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Invention of Nature Book Review:

A portrait of the German naturalist reveals his ongoing influence on humanity's relationship with the natural world today, discussing such topics as his views on climate change, conservation, and nature as a resource for all life.

The Invention of Nature

The Invention of Nature
Author: Andrea Wulf
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN 10: 0385350678
ISBN 13: 9780385350679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Invention of Nature Book Review:

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. From the Hardcover edition.

Guide to Andrea Wulf's the Invention of Nature

Guide to Andrea Wulf's the Invention of Nature
Author: Andrea Wulf,Eureka
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2017-03-31
ISBN 10: 9781545091371
ISBN 13: 1545091374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Guide to Andrea Wulf's the Invention of Nature Book Review:

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

The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt

The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt
Author: Andrea Wulf
Publsiher: Pantheon Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 1524747378
ISBN 13: 9781524747374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt Book Review:

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.

Founding Gardeners

Founding Gardeners
Author: Andrea Wulf
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-04
ISBN 10: 0307390683
ISBN 13: 9780307390684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Founding Gardeners Book Review:

The award-winning author of The Brother Gardeners presents a tour of the lives of the founding fathers from their perspectives as gardeners, farmers and plantsmen, revealing how a shared passion for agriculture shaped their beliefs and decisions. Reprint.

The Invention of Sustainability

The Invention of Sustainability
Author: Paul Warde
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2018-07-12
ISBN 10: 1107151147
ISBN 13: 9781107151147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Invention of Sustainability Book Review:

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
Author: Thomas Bargatzky,Rolf Kuschel
Publsiher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 282
Release: 1994-01-01
ISBN 10: 9783631453698
ISBN 13: 3631453698
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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The Invention of Science

The Invention of Science
Author: David Wootton
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2015-12-08
ISBN 10: 0062199250
ISBN 13: 9780062199256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Invention of Science Book Review:

A companion to such acclaimed works as The Age of Wonder, A Clockwork Universe, and Darwin’s Ghosts—a groundbreaking examination of the greatest event in history, the Scientific Revolution, and how it came to change the way we understand ourselves and our world. We live in a world transformed by scientific discovery. Yet today, science and its practitioners have come under political attack. In this fascinating history spanning continents and centuries, historian David Wootton offers a lively defense of science, revealing why the Scientific Revolution was truly the greatest event in our history. The Invention of Science goes back five hundred years in time to chronicle this crucial transformation, exploring the factors that led to its birth and the people who made it happen. Wootton argues that the Scientific Revolution was actually five separate yet concurrent events that developed independently, but came to intersect and create a new worldview. Here are the brilliant iconoclasts—Galileo, Copernicus, Brahe, Newton, and many more curious minds from across Europe—whose studies of the natural world challenged centuries of religious orthodoxy and ingrained superstition. From gunpowder technology, the discovery of the new world, movable type printing, perspective painting, and the telescope to the practice of conducting experiments, the laws of nature, and the concept of the fact, Wotton shows how these discoveries codified into a social construct and a system of knowledge. Ultimately, he makes clear the link between scientific discovery and the rise of industrialization—and the birth of the modern world we know.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION OF NATURE

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION OF NATURE
Author: INSTAREAD. SUMMARIES
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781945272257
ISBN 13: 1945272252
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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The Invention of Time and Space

The Invention of Time and Space
Author: Patrice F. Dassonville
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2016-09-30
ISBN 10: 3319460404
ISBN 13: 9783319460406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Invention of Time and Space Book Review:

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.

Views of Nature

Views of Nature
Author: Alexander von Humboldt
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 452
Release: 1878
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CHI:22242262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Essay on the Geography of Plants

Essay on the Geography of Plants
Author: Alexander von Humboldt,Aimé Bonpland
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2010-07-15
ISBN 10: 0226360687
ISBN 13: 9780226360683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Essay on the Geography of Plants Book Review:

The legacy of Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) looms large over the natural sciences. His 1799–1804 research expedition to Central and South America with botanist Aimé Bonpland set the course for the great scientific surveys of the nineteenth century, and inspired such essayists and artists as Emerson, Goethe, Thoreau, Poe, and Church. The chronicles of the expedition were published in Paris after Humboldt’s return, and first among them was the 1807 “Essay on the Geography of Plants.” Among the most cited writings in natural history, after the works of Darwin and Wallace, this work appears here for the first time in a complete English-language translation. Covering far more than its title implies, it represents the first articulation of an integrative “science of the earth, ” encompassing most of today’s environmental sciences. Ecologist Stephen T. Jackson introduces the treatise and explains its enduring significance two centuries after its publication.

Bright Earth

Bright Earth
Author: Philip Ball
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2003-04-15
ISBN 10: 9780226036281
ISBN 13: 0226036286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Bright Earth Book Review:

From Egyptian wall paintings to the Venetian Renaissance, impressionism to digital images, Philip Ball tells the fascinating story of how art, chemistry, and technology have interacted throughout the ages to render the gorgeous hues we admire on our walls and in our museums. Finalist for the 2002 National Book Critics Circle Award.

The Cultural Construction of International Relations

The Cultural Construction of International Relations
Author: B. Jahn
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2016-01-18
ISBN 10: 0230597254
ISBN 13: 9780230597259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Cultural Construction of International Relations Book Review:

The discipline of international relations deals with the problem of culture by defining world politics as a state of nature, yet it ignores the fact that the concept of the state is itself a 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.

The Invention of Nature

The Invention of Nature
Author: Andrea Wulf
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2015-10-22
ISBN 10: 1848548990
ISBN 13: 9781848548992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Invention of Nature Book Review:

WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD WINNER OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2016 'A thrilling adventure story' Bill Bryson 'Dazzling' Literary Review 'Brilliant' Sunday Express 'Extraordinary and gripping' New Scientist 'A superb biography' The Economist 'An exhilarating armchair voyage' GILES MILTON, Mail on Sunday 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. His colourful adventures read like something out of a Boy's Own story: Humboldt explored deep into the rainforest, climbed the world's highest volcanoes and inspired princes and presidents, scientists and poets alike. Napoleon was jealous of him; Simon Bolívar's revolution was fuelled by his ideas; Darwin set sail on the Beagle because of Humboldt; and Jules Verne's Captain Nemo owned all his many books. He simply was, as one contemporary put it, 'the greatest man since the Deluge'. Taking us on a fantastic voyage in his footsteps - racing across anthrax-infected Russia or mapping tropical rivers alive with crocodiles - Andrea Wulf shows why his life and ideas remain so important today. Humboldt predicted human-induced climate change as early as 1800, and The Invention of Nature traces his ideas as they go on to revolutionize and shape science, conservation, nature writing, politics, art and the theory of evolution. He wanted to know and understand everything and his way of thinking was so far ahead of his time that it's only coming into its own now. Alexander von Humboldt really did invent the way we see nature.

The Brother Gardeners

The Brother Gardeners
Author: Andrea Wulf
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-01-11
ISBN 10: 1446439569
ISBN 13: 9781446439562
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Brother Gardeners Book Review:

One January morning in 1734, cloth merchant Peter Collinson hurried down to the docks at London's Custom House to collect cargo just arrived from John Bartram in the American colonies. But it was not bales of cotton that awaited him, but plants and seeds... Over the next forty years, Bartram would send hundreds of American species to England, where Collinson was one of a handful of men who would foster a national obsession and change the gardens of Britain forever: Philip Miller, author of the bestselling Gardeners Dictionary; the Swede Carl Linnaeus, whose standardised botanical nomenclature popularised botany; the botanist-adventurer Joseph Banks and his colleague Daniel Solander who both explored the strange flora of Tahiti and Australia on Captain Cook's Endeavour. This is the story of these men - friends, rivals, enemies, united by a passion for plants. Set against the backdrop of the emerging empire and the uncharted world beyond, The Brother Gardeners tells the story how Britain became a nation of gardeners.

Chasing Venus

Chasing Venus
Author: Andrea Wulf
Publsiher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0307700178
ISBN 13: 9780307700179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Chasing Venus Book Review:

The award-winning author of The Brother Gardeners chronicles the 18th-century quest to observe the transit of Venus and measure the solar system, explaining the political strife and weather challenges that were overcome to enable an international team of astronomers to work together. 30,000 first printing.

The Invention of the Emblem Book and the Transmission of Knowledge, ca. 1510-1610

The Invention of the Emblem Book and the Transmission of Knowledge, ca. 1510-1610
Author: Karl A.E. Enenkel
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2018-12-13
ISBN 10: 9004387250
ISBN 13: 9789004387256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Invention of the Emblem Book and the Transmission of Knowledge, ca. 1510-1610 Book Review:

This study draws a new picture of the invention of the emblem book, and discusses the textual and pictorial means that were developed in order to transmit knowledge, from Alciato to Vaenius, with special emphasis on the emblem commentary and natural history.

The Invention of Religion in Japan

The Invention of Religion in Japan
Author: Jason Ananda Josephson
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2012-10-03
ISBN 10: 0226412350
ISBN 13: 9780226412351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Invention of Religion in Japan Book Review:

Throughout its long history, Japan had no concept of what we call “religion.” There was no corresponding Japanese word, nor anything close to its meaning. But when American warships appeared off the coast of Japan in 1853 and forced the Japanese government to sign treaties demanding, among other things, freedom of religion, the country had to contend with this Western idea. In this book, Jason Ananda Josephson reveals how Japanese officials invented religion in Japan and traces the sweeping intellectual, legal, and cultural changes that followed. More than a tale of oppression or hegemony, Josephson’s account demonstrates that the process of articulating religion offered the Japanese state a valuable opportunity. In addition to carving out space for belief in Christianity and certain forms of Buddhism, Japanese officials excluded Shinto from the category. Instead, they enshrined it as a national ideology while relegating the popular practices of indigenous shamans and female mediums to the category of “superstitions”—and thus beyond the sphere of tolerance. Josephson argues that the invention of religion in Japan was a politically charged, boundary-drawing exercise that not only extensively reclassified the inherited materials of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Shinto to lasting effect, but also reshaped, in subtle but significant ways, our own formulation of the concept of religion today. This ambitious and wide-ranging book contributes an important perspective to broader debates on the nature of religion, the secular, science, and superstition.