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Alexander von Humboldt und die Erfindung der Natur

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Was hat Alexander von Humboldt, der vor mehr als 150 Jahren starb, mit Klimawandel und Nachhaltigkeit zu tun? Der Naturforscher und Universalgelehrte, nach dem nicht nur unzählige Straßen, Pflanzen und sogar ein »Mare« auf dem Mond benannt sind, hat wie kein anderer Wissenschaftler unser Verständnis von Natur als lebendigem Ganzen, als Kosmos, in dem vom Winzigsten bis zum ...more
Kindle Edition, 561 pages
Published October 11th 2016 by C. Bertelsmann Verlag (first published September 15th 2015)
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Stefan this question can only be answered by yourself, considering the audience of your club. humboldt wrote about the abolition of slavery, the disastrous c…morethis question can only be answered by yourself, considering the audience of your club. humboldt wrote about the abolition of slavery, the disastrous consequences of reckless colonialism and the toil man is taking out on mother nature with his short-sightedness and wont for profit. he influenced people like darwin, goethe, jefferson, thoreau and muir, so his touch points spread over a plethora of fields. from religion, to literature and science, politics and being-human. in my opinion immense food for thought neatly woven around the life of a great person.(less)
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Tento rok jsem měl příležitost číst dvě biografie. Jedna vypráví život Elona Muska a druhá (tato) zachycuje život Alexandra von Humboldta. Obě jsou vynikající. Oba hrdinové mají pár společných věcí (snahu chránit přírodu), ale v tuto chvíli Alexander von Humboldt v mnohém předčí Muska (ten však má ještě hodně před sebou). Vůbec se nedivím, že Alexander inspiroval šlechtice, prezidenty, vědce i básníky, že na něj žárlil i samotný Napoleon, že inspiroval Darwina k plavbě na Beagle, a že Jules Vern ...more

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Andrea Wulf is a biographer. She is the author of The Brother Gardeners, published in April 2008. It was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and received a CBHL Annual Literature Award in 2010. She was born in India, moved to Germany as a child, and now resides in Britain.

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