Biography & Autobiography

Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent

Author: Alexander von Humboldt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 874

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The Prussian naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was one of the most famous explorers of his generation. Charles Darwin called him 'the greatest scientific traveller who ever lived'. In 1799, Humboldt and the botanist Aimé Bonpland secured permission from the Spanish crown for a voyage to South America. They left from Madrid and spent five years exploring the continent. Humboldt reported his findings in a total of thirty volumes, published in French over a period of more than twenty years beginning in 1805. This English translation by Helen Maria Williams of one important component of Humboldt's account, the Relation historique du voyage (1814-1825), consists of seven volumes and was published in London between 1814 and 1829. Volume 6 (1826) summarises many of Humboldt's findings about the North-East of South America, its topography and geology, and compares the societies of the mainland with those of the West Indies.

Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent, During the Years 1799-1804, by A. Von Humboldt and A. Bonpland. Tr. by H. M. Williams

Author: Friedrich Wilhelm H. Al (freiherr Von )

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Page: 374

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Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent During the Years 1799-1804;

Author: Helen Maria Williams

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

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Page: 852

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Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent During the Years 1799-1804;

Author: Helen Maria Williams

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

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Page: 562

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Library catalogs

Catalogue of the Library

Author: Mercantile Library Association (San Francisco, Calif.)

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Category: Library catalogs

Page: 958

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