The Humboldt current

nineteenth-century exploration and the roots of American environmentalism

By Sachs, Aaron

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ISBN
978-0-67003-775-9
Publisher
New York : Viking, 2006.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on July 15, 2006

In his first book, Sachs (history & American studies, Cornell Univ.) surveys 19th-century American environmentalism by examining the life and work of naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859). Humboldt is viewed to have initiated an ecological thinking that emphasized viewing nature on a global scale-an outlook believed by many to have been a 20th-century innovation. Sachs reviews the renown...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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