The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism

Title

The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism

Authors

Aaron Sachs

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Description

"The naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) achieved unparalleled fame in his own time, particularly in the United States. Today, however, he and his enormous legacy to American thought are virtually unknown." "In The Humboldt Current, Aaron Sachs seeks to reverse this undeserved obscurity by tracing Humboldt's pervasive influence on American history, specifically looking at the lives and careers of several nineteenth-century explorers who used Humboldt's notion of "unity in diversity" and his open-hearted spirit of exploration to develop a critique of their increasingly industrialized society."--Jacket.

ISBN

978-0-14-311192-4

Publication Date

1-1-2006

Publisher

Penguin Books

Disciplines

History

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