Book Review: Wulf, A. (2015). The Invention of Nature. The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt. The Lost Hero of Science. John Murray Publishers
Andrea Wulf, the author of this magnificent book, was born in India, but spent some years in Germany before moving to England, where she currently resides. For the research done in preparation for this huge project that culminated with the publication of The Invention of Nature, the author has been highly praised in the literary and obviously the scientific world. For the thrilling journey through the years in search of Alexander von Humboldt’s right place among other scientists and discoverers, the avid reader will be in for a unique, geographical, and highly informative trip of a lifetime. Organized in five parts, with a prologue and an epilogue, this biography/adventure story also contains maps, drawings, illustrations, a note on Humboldt’s publications, as well as colorful pictures of various places Humboldt visited during his explorations.
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