Views of Nature

Views of Nature

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While the influence of Alexander von Humboldt (1769 1859) looms large over the natural sciences, his legacy reaches far beyond the field notebooks of naturalists. Von Humboldt's 1799 1804 research expedition to Central and South America with botanist Aime Bonpland not only set the course for the great scientific surveys of the nineteenth century, but also served as the raw material for his many volumes works of both scientific rigor and aesthetic beauty that inspired such essayists and artists as Emerson, Goethe, Thoreau, Poe, and Frederic Edwin Church. Views of Nature, or Ansichten der Natur, was von Humboldt's best-known and most influential work and his personal favorite. While the essays that comprise it are themselves remarkable as innovative, early pieces of nature writing they were cited by Thoreau as a model for his own work the book's extensive endnotes incorporate some of von Humboldt's most beautiful prose and mature thinking on vegetation structure, its origins in climate patterns, and its implications for the arts. Written for both a literary and a scientific audience, Views of Nature was translated into English (twice), Spanish, and French in the nineteenth century, and it was read widely in Europe and the Americas. But in contrast to many of von Humboldt's more technical works, Views of Nature has been unavailable in English for more than one hundred years. Largely neglected in the United States during the twentieth century, von Humboldt's contributions to the humanities and the sciences are now undergoing a revival to which this new translation will be a critical contribution.

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ISBN : 9780226422473
BY (AUTHOR) von Humboldt, Alexander, EDITED BY Jackson, Stephen T., EDITED BY Walls, Laura Dassow, TRANSLATED BY Person, Mark W.
PUBLISHER : The University of Chicago Press PUBLICATION DATE : November 29, 2016
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : University of Chicago Press
LANGUAGE : English AGE : Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 228 mm x 152 mm
WEIGHT : 500 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Mathematics & Science

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DESCRIPTION :
While the influence of Alexander von Humboldt (1769 1859) looms large over the natural sciences, his legacy reaches far beyond the field notebooks of naturalists. Von Humboldt's 1799 1804 research expedition to Central and South America with botanist Aime Bonpland not only set the course for the great scientific surveys of the nineteenth century, but also served as the raw material for his many volumes works of both scientific rigor and aesthetic beauty that inspired such essayists and artists as Emerson, Goethe, Thoreau, Poe, and Frederic Edwin Church. Views of Nature, or Ansichten der Natur, was von Humboldt's best-known and most influential work and his personal favorite. While the essays that comprise it are themselves remarkable as innovative, early pieces of nature writing they were cited by Thoreau as a model for his own work the book's extensive endnotes incorporate some of von Humboldt's most beautiful prose and mature thinking on vegetation structure, its origins in climate patterns, and its implications for the arts. Written for both a literary and a scientific audience, Views of Nature was translated into English (twice), Spanish, and French in the nineteenth century, and it was read widely in Europe and the Americas. But in contrast to many of von Humboldt's more technical works, Views of Nature has been unavailable in English for more than one hundred years. Largely neglected in the United States during the twentieth century, von Humboldt's contributions to the humanities and the sciences are now undergoing a revival to which this new translation will be a critical contribution.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780226422473
BY (AUTHOR) von Humboldt, Alexander, EDITED BY Jackson, Stephen T., EDITED BY Walls, Laura Dassow, TRANSLATED BY Person, Mark W.
PUBLISHER : The University of Chicago Press PUBLICATION DATE : November 29, 2016
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : University of Chicago Press
LANGUAGE : English AGE : Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 228 mm x 152 mm
WEIGHT : 500 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Mathematics & Science

* This is a fixed price item. Promo codes, coupons, special online offers and promotions, VIP or member's discount cannot be used in conjunction with this item.