Personal Narrative of a Journey to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent: Abridged Edition (Penguin Classics)

Personal Narrative of a Journey to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent: Abridged Edition (Penguin Classics)

Alexander von Humboldt


one of many maximum nineteenth-century scientist-explorers, Alexander von Humboldt traversed the tropical Spanish Americas among 1799 and 1804. by the point of his dying in 1859, he had gained foreign reputation for his clinical discoveries, his observations of local American peoples and his exact descriptions of the natural world of the 'new continent'. the 1st to attract and speculate on Aztec artwork, to monitor opposite polarity in magnetism and to find why the United States is termed the US, his writings profoundly inspired the process Victorian tradition, inflicting Darwin to mirror: 'He by myself provides any suggestion of the sentiments that are raised within the brain on first getting into the Tropics.'

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