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The Very Great Alexander von Humboldt | by Nathaniel Rich | The New York Review of Books
The Prussian naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) is all around us. Yet he is invisible. “Alexander von Humboldt has been largely forgotten in the English-speaking world,” writes Andrea Wulf in her thrilling new biography. “It is almost as though his ideas have become so manifest that the man behind them has disappeared.” Wulf’s book is as much a history of those ideas as it is of the man. The man may be lost but his ideas have never been more alive.
If Only Modern Infographs Were As Stunning As These 19th-Century Ones
If Only Modern Infographs Were As Stunning As These 19th-Century Ones Modern infographs can be fun and fascinating, but when it comes to pure aesthetics, they've got nothing on the works of John Philipps Emslie, who mapped the Earth and the sky with an illustrator's flair.
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In 1812 the scientist Alexander von Humboldt called the more than 70 #volcanoes of Ecuador line the ¨Avenue of Volcanoes¨. They are located along 300 km, it is believed that 27 of these volcanoes are still active. The #Cotopaxi volcano, one of the best known for its beauty and its symmetrical cone, the Pichincha volcano in the foothills of the capital Quito, the Pululahua volcano near Quito, where people live in its giant crater, the volcano Cayambe where it crosses the equator.