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Views of Nature

Alexander von Humboldt ; translated by Mark W. Person ; edited by Stephen T. Jackson and Laura Dassow Walls
Format
Book
Published
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Language
Translated from the Geerman
Uniform Title
Ansichten Der Natur English
ISBN
9780226923185, 0226923185, 9780226923192, 0226923193
Contents
  • Editor's note
  • Introduction: reclaiming consilience
  • Translator's note
  • Humboldt's Ansichten der Natur measurement units
  • Views of Nature
  • Preface to the first edition
  • Preface to the second and third editions
  • Concerning the steppes and deserts
  • Concerning the waterfalls of the Orinoco near Atures and Maypures
  • The nocturnal wildlife of the primeval forest
  • Hypsometric addenda
  • Ideas for a physiognomy of plants
  • Concerning the structure and action of volcanoes in various regions of the Earth
  • The life force, or the Rhodian genius
  • The plateau of Cajamarca, the old residential city of the Inca Atahualpa; first sight of the Pacific from the ridge of the Andes chain.
Description
viii, 313 pages ; 24 cm
Notes
  • Editor's note -- Introduction: reclaiming consilience -- Translator's note -- Hamboldt's Ansichten der Natur measurement units -- Views of Nature -- Preface to the first edition -- Preface to the second and third editions -- Concerning the steppes and deserts -- Concerning the waterfalls of the Orinoco near Atures and Maypures -- The nocturnal wildlife of the primeval forest -- Hypsometric addenda -- Ideas for a physiognomy of plants -- Concerning the structure and action of volcanoes in various regions of the Earth -- The life force, or the Rhodian genius -- The plateau of Cajamarca, the old residential city of the Inca Atahualpa; first sight of the Pacific from the ridge of the Andes chain.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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