Erica asked:

How is this book different than Aaron Sachs' -The Humboldt Current-?

aleph3 This is a biography of Humboldt himself, with digressions into his influence on others (such as Charles Darwin, Thoreau, and John Muir), while _The Humboldt Current_ is entirely devoted to tracing Humboldt's effect on 18th-century American explorers and thinkers.

Both are excellent though!
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