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Aaron Sachs ñ 9 DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD · The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism A masterly intellectual history of the impact of 19th century explorer Alexander von Humboldt on American culture and science The naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt 1769–1859 achieved unparalleled fame in his own time Today his enormous legacy to American thought is virtually unknown In The Humboldt Current Aaron Sachs seeks to reverse this obscurity by tracing Humboldt’s pervasive influence on American history specifically looking at the lives and careers of four explorers J N. The best books are those that make you think in a different way or from another perspective They also piue your interest in a subject so that you want to know The Humboldt Current is such a book It takes you through many aspects of history opening plenty of doors Alexander von Humboldt is not very well known and he should be as should JN Reynolds Clarence King George Wallace Melville Sachs added a new perspective to John Muir and the conservation movement It added extra appreciation to Frederick Edwin Church s painting Chimborazo 1864 in the Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Garden This is not only a book about exploration but about how we see the world It opened my eyes widerTo uote near the end of the book pp 342 343By celebrating only faraway wilderness areas allegedly full of biodiversity we tacitly endorse the industrial system that has fractured our society and devastated the environments where the majority of Americans live We seem to have forgotten that all places are connected and ultimately eually valuable that life depends on all the mutually dependent features of the cosmos

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Aaron Sachs ñ 9 DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD · The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism Reynolds the founder of the 1838–1842 US Exploring Expedition; Clarence King the first director of the US Geological Survey; George Wallace Melville chief engineer on the disastrous 1879 Jeannette expedition to the North Pole; and John Muir founder of the Sierra Club In Sachs’s view all four of these men were alienated Romantics who used Humboldt’s notion of “unity in diversity” as a way of critiuing their increasingly industrialized society Moreover as Sachs argues their examples lai. This book provides a readable and interesting account of Humboldt and the development of ecological and environmental thought through the nineteenth and mid twentieth centuries The sections of the book focus on particular figures first Humboldt himself then explorerpromoter JN Reynolds geologist and mountaineer Clarence King and then George Wallace Melville and John Muir While King and John Muir are perhaps best known popularly today the stories of JN Reynolds who believed in Symme s theory of a hole at the pole that would lead to the center of the Earth at least for a while and George Wallace Melville a naval officer and explorer on the failed Arctic expedition of the Jeanette were exceptionally interesting to me Author Aaron Sachs uses the stories of these men to trace the development of ideas about systematic ecology exploration as a scientific tool to understand the cosmos and the arguments about man s place in or outside of nature and the environment into context The reader of this book will gain a greater appreciation for the impact of the thought of Alexander von Humboldt on science and society today I really liked it a lot and it was well written and the narrative flowed nicely

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Aaron Sachs ñ 9 DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD · The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism D the groundwork for an ecological tradition even radical than the one that has come down to us today Sachs’s treatment of Humboldt’s legacy also includes discussions of the writers and artists most in his debt Emerson Whitman Thoreau Melville Poe and Frederic Church Reminiscent of Louis Menand’s bestselling The Metaphysical Club The Humboldt Current is a colorful superbly written and carefully researched work that offers a fundamental reinterpretation of nineteenth century American histo. I loved reading about Humboldt himself and the connections with Whitman and Muir are fascinating But I must confess I skimmed the last half of the book Great footnotes Great encouragement for integrating the social into the natural expanding our idea of habitat to include social justice


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    REVIEW The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism PDF FREE [The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth–Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism] Humboldt should be as well known as Emerson or Muir and this book shows why One of the first to write about interconnectedness of living things

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    REVIEW The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism FREE READ Ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub ñ Aaron Sachs Aaron Sachs ñ 9 DOWNLOAD The writer indulges his whims too freuently Lots of repetition in the writing lots of romantic uotes Mary Louise Pratt Aaron Sachs

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    PDF FREE [The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth–Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism] This book provides a readable and interesting account of Humboldt and the development of ecological and environmental thought through the nineteenth and mid twentieth centuries The sections of the book focus on p

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    Aaron Sachs ñ 9 DOWNLOAD FREE READ Ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub ñ Aaron Sachs PDF FREE [The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth–Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism] Humbolt was a larger than life figure in the mid 1800s but after WWI he fell off the map His ideas were extremely influential among major scientists biologists and naturalists who we still revere today from John Muir to Charles Darwin Humbolt's polymath approach to everything was reflected in his driving conviction that nature is an interconnected interdependent web He was ahead of his time Unfortunately once I got the author's main idea I

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    REVIEW The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism PDF FREE [The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth–Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism] FREE READ Ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub ñ Aaron Sachs Abandoned Just a lousy book The author's thesis is that everything in the world is connected and I know this because he tells us this 40 times in the first 80 pages You're better off getting bios of the individual explorers covered in the book or even better getting their original published works What a waste

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    FREE READ Ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub ñ Aaron Sachs PDF FREE [The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth–Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism] Aaron Sachs ñ 9 DOWNLOAD Stupendously amazing book on a long forgotten figure in American botany exploration and environmentalism First 13 of the book is key for all fields listed above Other wonderful chapters on Muir polar exploration etc good in and of themselves but a bit stretched in terms of the core thesis of the book Sad it took me so long to get to this

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    REVIEW The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism Aaron Sachs ñ 9 DOWNLOAD FREE READ Ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub ñ Aaron Sachs I loved reading about Humboldt himself and the connections with Whitman and Muir are fascinating But I must confess I skimmed the last half of the book Great footnotes Great encouragement for integrating the social into the natural

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  • Hardcover
  • 496
  • The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism
  • Aaron Sachs
  • English
  • 15 June 2018
  • 9780670037759