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The Resource Humboldt's Mexico : in the footsteps of the illustrious German scientific traveller, Myron Echenberg

Humboldt's Mexico : in the footsteps of the illustrious German scientific traveller, Myron Echenberg

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Humboldt's Mexico : in the footsteps of the illustrious German scientific traveller
Title
Humboldt's Mexico
Title remainder
in the footsteps of the illustrious German scientific traveller
Statement of responsibility
Myron Echenberg
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The incalculable influence of Alexander von Humboldt (1769 1859) on biology, botany, geology, and meteorology deservedly earned him the reputation as the world's most illustrious scientist before Charles Darwin. From 1799 to 1804, Humboldt's breath-taking explorations of Mexico and South America are akin to Europe's second "discovery" of the New World--this time, a scientific one. His Political Essay on the Kingdom of New Spain is a foundational document about Mexico and its cultures and is still widely consulted by anthropologists, geographers, and historians. In Humboldt's Mexico Myron Echenberg presents a straightforward guide with historical and cultural context to Humboldt's travels in Mexico. Humboldt packed a lifetime of scientific studies into one daunting year, and soon after published a four-volume account of his findings. His adventures range widely from inspections of colonial silver mines, hikes to the summits of volcanoes, meticulous examination of secret Spanish colonial archives in Mexico City, and scientific discussions of archaeological sites of pre-Hispanic Indigenous cultures. Echenberg traces Humboldt's journey, as described in his publications, his diary, and other writings, across the heartland of Mexico, while also pursuing Humboldt's life, his science, his experiences, his influence on scholars of his time and after, and the various efforts by others to honour and at times to denigrate his legacy. Part history, part travelogue, and always highly readable and informative, Humboldt's Mexico is an engaging account of a gifted scientist and visionary that ranges across topics as diverse and broad as the Romantic-era natural history
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YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Echenberg, Myron J
Dewey number
509.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Humboldt, Alexander von
  • Germans
  • Scientists
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
Label
Humboldt's Mexico : in the footsteps of the illustrious German scientific traveller, Myron Echenberg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
li, 236 pages
Isbn
9780773549401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
  • ocn964328973
  • (OCoLC)964328973
Label
Humboldt's Mexico : in the footsteps of the illustrious German scientific traveller, Myron Echenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
li, 236 pages
Isbn
9780773549401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
  • ocn964328973
  • (OCoLC)964328973

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