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The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World


作者  /  Andrea Wulf

出版社 / ALFRED A. KNOPF

出版日期 / 2015/09/15

商品語言 / 英文

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今年度多家國際媒體選書、紐約時報年度十大選書。知名傳記作家重現德國自然學家亞歷山大‧馮‧洪堡德的一生,喚起世人對這位影響自然界研究視角的探險家與博物學家的記憶。

重現19世紀德國最有遠見的自然學家亞歷山大.馮.洪保德的傳奇人生
眾多媒體讚譽,《紐約時報》評選2015年年度十大好書
《經濟學人》、《Publishers Weekly》、《Kirkus Reviews》評選2015年最值得閱讀的書籍
入選《英國柯斯達文學獎》名單、《安德魯卡內基文學獎》、《Kirkus Reviews》文學獎決選名單

德國科學家亞歷山大.馮.洪保德(1769-1859)是當時最傑出的科學家及探險家,研究領域橫跨氣象學、植物學、自然及地質學等。透過作者Wulf生動的描述,重現洪保德里程碑式的美洲之旅。

洪保德最偉大的貢獻,是預測到地球為一個相互聯繫的有機體,各種自然現象緊密互動聯繫,人類對環境破壞性的影響將會為地球帶來毀滅性的災難。洪保德的研究也啟發了其他科學家及詩人,例如達爾文(Darwin)、英國浪漫主義詩人威廉·華茲華斯(Wordsworth),和德國最偉大文學家歌德(Goethe)。在他的影響下,美國早期環保運動領袖約翰·繆爾(John Muir)提出保護自然的主張,亨利·大衛·梭羅(Thoreau)創作出《湖濱散記》(Walden)。在生態問題困擾全球的今天,重溫洪堡德對大自然的研究,深入了解環境歷史及科學所帶來的啟發。

Andrea Wulf 目前居住於倫敦,曾就讀於英國皇家藝術學院,因而成為設計歷史學家。著有《Chasing Venus》、《Founding Gardeners》及《The Brother Gardeners》,她的作品曾獲得強森獎決選名單及美國園藝學會圖書獎。Wulf為《紐約時報》、《金融時報》、《華爾街日報》及《洛杉磯時報》撰寫專欄,2014年更在英國BBC節目《British Gardens in Time》擔任客座嘉賓。
 

The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the process created modern environmentalism.

NATIONAL BEST SELLER

One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
Shortlist -- Costa Biography Award
Finalist -- Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction
Finalist -- Kirkus Reviews Prize for Nonfiction

Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. In North America, his name still graces four counties, thirteen towns, a river, parks, bays, lakes, and mountains. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether he was climbing the highest volcanoes in the world or racing through anthrax-infected Siberia or translating his research into bestselling publications that changed science and thinking. Among Humboldt’s most revolutionary ideas was a radical vision of nature, that it is a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone. 

Now Andrea Wulf brings the man and his achievements back into focus: his daring expeditions and investigation of wild environments around the world and his discoveries of similarities between climate and vegetation zones on different continents. She also discusses his prediction of human-induced climate change, his remarkable ability to fashion poetic narrative out of scientific observation, and his relationships with iconic figures such as Simón Bolívar and Thomas Jefferson. Wulf examines how Humboldt’s writings inspired other naturalists and poets such as Darwin, Wordsworth, and Goethe, and she makes the compelling case that it was Humboldt’s influence that led John Muir to his ideas of natural preservation and that shaped Thoreau’s Walden.

With this brilliantly researched and compellingly written book, Andrea Wulf shows the myriad fundamental ways in which Humboldt created our understanding of the natural world, and she champions a renewed interest in this vital and lost player in environmental history and science.







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誠品26碼 /2681254500003
ISBN 13 /9780385350662
ISBN 10 /038535066X
EAN /9780385350662

頁數496
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