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Essay on the Geography of Plants

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ISBN-10: 022605473X

ISBN-13: 9780226054735

Edition: 2013

Authors: Alexander von Humboldt, Aime Bonpland, Stephen T. Jackson, Sylvie Romanowski

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The legacy of Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) looms large over the natural sciences. His 1799–1804 research expedition to Central and South America with botanist Aimé Bonpland set the course for the great scientific surveys of the nineteenth century, and inspired such essayists and artists as Emerson, Goethe, Thoreau, Poe, and Church.The chronicles of the expedition were published in Paris after Humboldt’s return, and first among them was the 1807 “Essay on the Geography of Plants.” Among the most cited writings in natural history, after the works of Darwin and Wallace, this work appears here for the first time in a complete English-language translation. Covering far more than its title…    
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List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/30/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.02" wide x 8.90" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Stephen T. Jackson is professor emeritus of botany and ecology at the University of Wyoming. He lives in Tucson, AZ.

Note to the Reader
Note on Nomenclature
Note on Units
Introduction: Humboldt, Ecology, and the Cosmos
Translator's Note
Essay on the Geography of Plants
Text of Humboldt's Tableau physique
Humboldt's Pictorial Science: An Analysis of the Tableau physique des Andes et Pays voisins
Plant Species Cited in Humboldt's Essay and Tableau physique
Instruments Utilized in Developing the Tableau physique
Biographical Sketches
Bibliographical Essay and Bibliography
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