1 edition of The Travels and Researches of Alexander Von Humboldt found in the catalog.
2009 by Cambridge Univ Pr .
Written in English
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Cannon, S. This may have been consistent with Joseph's observations of Native Americans as well. New York: Garland. Although Milton's Paradise Lost was the only book Darwin often had with him on his expeditions inland, Humboldt was perhaps the writer he most looked forward to communing with every time he stepped back onto the decks of the Beagle.
It is, perhaps, scarcely necessary to remind the reader that since the time when this work was first published in Paris, the separation of the Spanish Colonies from the mother country, together with subsequent political events, have wrought great changes in the governments of the South American States, as well as in the social condition of their inhabitants. I will refer to these volumes as Personal Narrative, transl. In this discussion Humboldt stresses that similar environments for example on mountains in similar climate zones tend to support closely related genera of plants, even when these environments are on different continents. Citation: John van Wyheed. He could have offered descriptions of terrain, volcanoes, dozens of fruits and vegetables and other plants, unusual practices and customs, and so forth.
The author takes us to a time when practically all America south of the US border was one varied but politically unified entity. Humboldt was inspired to be a scientific explorer by Georg Forster who served on the Resolution as naturalist to Captain James Cook's second voyage to the Pacific from to What was Darwin's response to Humboldt? One can only imagine Darwin's excitement, no doubt mingled with some trepidation, when he realised that he was actually going to follow at least in some of Humboldt's footsteps and that he had at last found a useful outlet for his scientific passions. Sloan, Philip R. In they sailed in the "Pizarro" from La Coruna, stopping enroute at Tenerife where, on the night of NovemberHumboldt observed a meteor shower which forms the starting point of modern knowledge of the periodicity of the phenomenon.
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This passage was singled out by Darwin as he himself experienced the same pleasure of gazing at the same constellation, in his Beagle Diary entry for 26 March Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Sloan, Philip R. This legislator's retiring to the place of a volcano, and a speaking mountain, most naturally leads the mind to Moses retiring, in the land of Midian, to the backside of the wilderness, to the mount of God, where God spake to him in the burning bush, and in after days made the mountain appear like a tremendous volcano indeed, as well as like a speaking mountain;--when from the midst of the terrible fire, and sound of the trumpet, God commanded his people in the giving of the law.
Many of the other young naturalists tended, boa constrictor-like, to gorge themselves on specimens from a single trip and then spend years digesting them, never setting foot outside their homes again except to collect awards.
But these writings of a past age, however curious and interesting, are deficient in that spirit of scientific investigation which enhances the importance and utility of accounts of travels in distant regions.
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Take for example this last section of a long footnote on p. The Personal narrative served Darwin as the model for his own Beagle diarywhich with the addition of material from his scientific diaries became his published Journal of researches We have already noted that metal working and the use of hieroglyphic symbols is a feature of Mesoamerica consistent with the Book of Mormon.
And our noted author M. The Indians in other regions have brought down a tradition, that their former ancestors, away in a distant region from which they came, were white. After a personal search of twenty-five years in city book-stores for antique works, this is the first copy I have seen.
Very typical of Humboldt's sparing treatment of the ancient inhabitants of the continent is the following passage from Political Essay, Chapter IV, "The Indians," pp. There is no better way to attest this than by searching for "Humboldt" in Darwin's writings on Darwin Online; the more than search results show resoundingly how important Humboldt was to Darwin throughout his scientific life.
He was well educated and as a young man worked as an inspector of mines. I will to this volume as Personal Narrative of a Journey. Inhe returned to Berlin where he obtained a steady income by becoming the King of Prussia's advisor.
These things were part of ancient Mesoamerica and are present in the Book of Mormon record. I purchased a used copy from Alibris Books. Again, we find information about the ancient inhabitants to be left open to speculation, though based on the remains he says that people in the seventh century A.
I have always looked at him as, in fact, the founder of the geographical distribution of organisms. Von Humboldt was the last true master but one of the first to bring geography to the world.
Beagle When the pair arrived, worn and footsore, in Quito, Humboldt, the experienced mountaineer and indefatigable collector of scientific data, had no difficulty in assuming the role of courtier and man of the world when he was received by the Viceroy and the leaders of Spanish society.
Chapters 15 to 17 cover the inland expedition across the Llanos plains from February to March While still a mere Prussian inspector of mines in his mids he delighted and inspired Goethe and Friedrich Schiller on visits to Weimar, fiddling with electrical experiments and helping inspire Faust.
The Humboldt Current off the west coast of South America was named after him. The lectures were so popular that new assembly halls had to be found due to the demand.
Even today seasoned globetrotters can expect to find something startling in the Personal narrative, such as Humboldt's extraordinary account of the cave dwelling oilbird, a creature which few readers will ever have heard of, let alone seen.Von Humboldt was unquestionably one of the greatest scholars of the 19th century, if not in history, and it is therefore eminently appropriate for an institution of higher learning to bear his distinguished name.) Baron Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt was born in Berlin on September 14, Note: Citations are based on reference standards.
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Alexander von Humboldt () was a German geographer, explorer and naturalist who traveled extensively to Latin America and put the basis for a modern scientific description of the world.