Summary of The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf | Includes Analysis
The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf is a biography of Alexander von
Humboldt, a Prussian naturalist born in 1769. Humboldt had an older brother,
Wilhelm. Their father died when they were young, and their mother was
emotionally detached from her sons. Alexander and Wilhelm received exacting
educations. Alexander became interested in exploration and science, but his mother
pressured him to become a civil servant, so he attended a mining academy to
become a mine inspector while conducting his own botanical research. He invented
new tools for miners, published books on subterranean plants and rocks, and
experimented with the effect of electricity on the nervous system.
Wilhelm introduced Alexander von Humboldt to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
the renowned author, and they formed a close friendship based on a mutual interest
in the intersection of science and art. Humboldt gained an appreciation for
aesthetic perspective from Goethe, and Goethe received the latest in scientific
information from Humboldt…
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|Size: ||1.6 MB|
|Publisher: ||Instaread, Inc|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9781683782650 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|