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The Humboldt current

nineteenth-century exploration and the roots of American environmentalism

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An edition of The Humboldt current (2006)

The Humboldt current

nineteenth-century exploration and the roots of American environmentalism

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Publisher
Viking
Language
English
Pages
496

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A masterly and beautifully written account of the impact of Alexander von Humboldt on nineteenth-century American history and cultureThe naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt (1769?1859) achieved unparalleled fame in his own time. Today, however, he and his enormous legacy to American thought are virtually unknown. In The Humboldt Current, Aaron Sachs traces Humboldt?s pervasive influence on American history through examining the work of four explorers?J. N. Reynolds, Clarence King, George Wallace, and John Muir?who embraced Humboldt?s idea of a ?chain of connection? uniting all peoples and all environments. A skillful blend of narrative and interpretation that also discusses Humboldt?s influence on Emerson, Whitman, Thoreau, Melville, and Poe, The Humboldt Current offers a colorful, passionate, and superbly written reinterpretation of nineteenth-century American history.

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The Humboldt Current
2008, Penguin Group USA, Inc.
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Humboldt Current: A European Explorer and His American Disciples
2007, Oxford University Press
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Table of Contents

East : Humboldt and the influence of Europe
South : J.N. Reynolds and the "more comprehensive promise" of the Antarctic
West : Clarence King's experience of the frontier
North : George Wallace Melville and John Muir in extremis.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 447-472) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
508.092
Library of Congress
Q143.H9 S24 2006

The Physical Object

Pagination
xii, 496 p. :
Number of pages
496

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24741649M
Internet Archive
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ISBN 10
0670037753
ISBN 13
9780670037759
LC Control Number
2005057468
OCLC/WorldCat
62325168

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