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Humboldt, Alexander von 1769-1859

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Political essay on the island of Cuba by Alexander von Humboldt( )

168 editions published between 1826 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 4,976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The research Alexander von Humboldt amassed during his five-year trek through the Americas at the turn of the eighteenth to the nineteenth century proved foundational to the fields of botany, geography, and geology. But his visit to Cuba during this time yielded observations that extended far beyond the natural world. Political Essay on the Island of Cuba is a physical and cultural study of the island nation. In it, Humboldt denounces colonial slavery on both moral and economic grounds and stresses the vital importance of improving intercultural relations throughout the Americas
Political essay on the kingdom of New Spain by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

318 editions published between 1811 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 3,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acclaimed Prussian naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was referred to by Charles Darwin as 'the greatest scientific traveller who ever lived'. Several of his works were in the library aboard the Beagle, including the multi-volume Personal Narrative of Travels, two books on geology and Tableaux de la nature (all reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection). Darwin's copy of this two-volume 1811 New York edition of Humboldt's Political Essay (originally published in French earlier that year) is inscribed 'Buenos Ayres', suggesting he acquired it there in 1832-3, without its accompanying atlas (forthcoming). Humboldt had spent a year in Mexico in 1803-4, and was struck by its 'civilization' as compared to regions of South America that he had visited earlier on his expedition. Volume 1 of his account contains a 'geographical introduction' and discussions of physical geography, agriculture, and the ethnic diversity, distribution and health of the population
Personal narrative of travels to the equinoctial regions of America, during the years 1799-1804 by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

304 editions published between 1814 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 2,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander von Humboldt's account of his monumental scientific expedition to South America and Cuba. Originally published in French between 1814 and 1825, this is the first edition in English ... This classic of scientific exploration was based on the researches of Humboldt and his companion, Aimé Bonpland, during their five-year excursion in South and Central America from 1799 to 1804. The volumes describe the voyage from Spain and the stop in the Canaries; Tobago and the first steps in South America; explorations along the Orinoco; Colombia and the area around Caracas; explorations in the northern Andes; and a visit to Cuba. "Humboldt and Bonpland traveled widely through South and Central America, studying meteorological phenomena and exploring wild and uninhabited country. At Callao, Humboldt measured the temperatures of the ocean current which came to bear his name ..."--Hill
Kosmos : Entwurf einer physischen Weltbeschreibung by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

252 editions published between 1844 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 1,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmos: a sketch of a physical description of the universe by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

118 editions published between 1848 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the late evening of an active life I offer to the German public a work, whose undefined image has floated before my mind for almost half a century ... Although the outward relations of life, and an irresistible impulse toward knowledge of various kinds, have led me to occupy myself for many years -- and apparently exclusively -- with separate branches of science, as, for instance, with descriptive botany, geognosy, chemistry, astronomical determinations of position, and terrestrial magnetism, in order that I might the better prepare myself for the extensive travels in which I was directed was the earnest endeavor to comprehend the phenomena of physical objects in their general connection, and to represent nature as one great whole, moved and animated by internal forces." (Preface)
Ansichten der Natur : mit wissenschaftlichen Erläuterungen by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

281 editions published between 1807 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spätestens seit Daniel Kehlmanns "Vermessung der Welt" haben wir das Gefühl, ihn bestens zu kennen: Alexander von Humboldt. Unter anderem reiste der Universalgelehrte fünf Jahre lang durch Amerika und notierte seine Beobachtungen über Landschaft und Menschen, die er 1808 veröffentlichte. Es sollte sein bisher erfolgreichstes Buch werden, er selbst nannte es sein "Lieblingsbuch". Der Audio Verlag veröffentlicht in der Klassiker-Reihe
Essay on the geography of plants by Alexander von Humboldt( )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Wal
Aspects of nature : in different lands and different climates , with scientific elucidations by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

65 editions published between 1849 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. Steppes and deserts. Cataracts of the Orinoco. Nocturnal life of animals in the primeval forest. Hypsometric addenda -- 2. Physiognomy of plants. On the structure and mode of action of volcanos, in different parts of the globe. The vital force, or the Rhodian genius. The plateau of Caxamarca, the ancient capital of the Inca Atahuallpa, and the first view of the Pacific Ocean, from the crest of the Andes
Ansichten der Kordilleren und Monumente der eingeborenen Völker Amerikas by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

86 editions published between 1810 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views of nature, or, Contemplations on the sublime phenomena of creation : with scientific illustrations by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

29 editions published between 1850 and 2015 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A geognostical essay on the superposition of rocks in both hemispheres by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

28 editions published in 1823 in English and French and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views of nature by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

12 editions published between 1850 and 2016 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ensayo político sobre la Nueva España by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

62 editions published between 1827 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Researches concerning the institutions & monuments of the ancient inhabitants of America : with descriptions & views of some of the most striking scenes in the Cordilleras! by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

25 editions published between 1814 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These volumes describe geographical features such as volcanoes and waterfalls, and aspects of indigenous cultures, including architecture, art, languages and writing, religions and costumes. This travelogue recounts a variety of impressions and experience, and reveals Humboldt's curiosity and his scientific and cultural knowledge
Selections from the works of the Baron de Humboldt, relating to the climate, inhabitants, productions, and mines of Mexico by Alexander von Humboldt( )

18 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was one of the most respected scientists of his time; Darwin called him 'the greatest scientific traveller who ever lived'. From 1799 Humboldt spent five years exploring the Americas, reporting his findings in thirty volumes, published over a period of more than twenty years from 1805. His Essai Politique, describing northern New Spain, particularly Mexico, was one of the first studies of a single country written to take account of both its history, its society and its political development. In 1824, the English mining engineer John Taylor published this abridged translation, combining it with passages from Humboldt's Geognostical Essay on the Superposition of Rocks in order to provide a focussed account of Mexico's mining concerns and opportunities. Including detailed maps, this work contains exhaustive statistics, particularly with regard to trade, agriculture and mining, alongside geographical studies and observations on the population and government
Stars, mosquitoes, and crocodiles : the American travels of Alexander von Humboldt by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

4 editions published between 1962 and 1973 in English and German and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abridged selections from the 1852 English translation of Voyage aux régions équinoxales du nouveau continent; supplemented with excerpts from several of the author's other writings
Tagebuch einer Reise vom Mississippi nach den Küsten der Südsee by Balduin Möllhausen( )

21 editions published between 1858 and 1996 in German and Danish and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Address delivered on the centennial anniversary of the birth of Alexander von Humboldt : under the auspices of the Boston Society of Natural History ; with an account of the evening reception by Louis Agassiz( Book )

4 editions published in 1869 in English and German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains poems and remarks by Holmes, Whittier, Emerson, and Howe
Humboldt and Jefferson : a transatlantic friendship of the enlightenment by Sandra Rebok( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humboldt and Jefferson explores the relationship between two fascinating personalities: the Prussian explorer, scientist, and geographer Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) and the American statesman, architect, and naturalist Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826). In the wake of his famous expedition through the Spanish colonies in the spring of 1804, Humboldt visited the United States, where he met several times with then-president Jefferson. A warm and fruitful friendship resulted, and the two men corresponded a good deal over the years, speculating together on topics of mutual interest, including natural history, geography, and the formation of an international scientific network. Living in revolutionary societies, both were deeply concerned with the human condition, and each vested hope in the new American nation as a possible answer to many of the deficiencies characterizing European societies at the time. The intellectual exchange between the two over the next twenty-one years touched on the pivotal events of those times, such as the independence movement in Latin America and the applicability of the democratic model to that region, the relationship between America and Europe, and the latest developments in scientific research and various technological projects. Humboldt and Jefferson explores the world in which these two Enlightenment figures lived and the ways their lives on opposite sides of the Atlantic defined their respective convictions
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Political essay on the island of Cuba
Political essay on the kingdom of New SpainPersonal narrative of travels to the equinoctial regions of America, during the years 1799-1804Kosmos : Entwurf einer physischen WeltbeschreibungEssay on the geography of plantsAspects of nature : in different lands and different climates , with scientific elucidationsSelections from the works of the Baron de Humboldt, relating to the climate, inhabitants, productions, and mines of MexicoA geography of hard times : narratives about travel to South America, 1780-1849
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আলেকজান্ডার ফন হুমবোল্‌ড্‌ট্ Prussian naturalist, explorer

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ალექსანდერ ჰუმბოლდტი

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