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The Humboldt Current


Category: History: U.S.: 19th Century


Aaron Sachs


Copyright/published Year: 2006 by Viking


ISBN: 0670037753


Binding: Cloth


The naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) achieved unparalleled fame in his own time, particularly in the U.S. Today, however, he and his enormous legacy to American thought are virtually unknown. In The Humboldt Current, Aaron Sachs seeks to reverse this undeserved obscurity by tracing Humboldt's pervasive influence on American history, specifically looking at the lives and careers of several nineteenth-century explorers who used Humboldt's notion of "unity in diversity" and his open-hearted spirit of exploration to develop a critique of their increasingly industrialized society.


Condition Information

This book is 'remaindered' and may have marks on the cover and/or bottom of pages.

Very good condition.


Condition Description

Light shelfwear. Remaindered copy with a black line on page bottoms. Otherwise unmarked and like new.






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