Book ID: CBB000741959

The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism (2006)

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Sachs, Aaron (Author)


Viking


Publication Date: 2006
Physical Details: xii + 496 pp.; ill.; maps; bibl.; index
Language: English

Description Argues that Humboldt had significant impact on American science and views of nature (including literary ones); focuses on four American explorer-naturalists: J. N. Reynolds, Clarence King, George Wallace Melville, and John Muir.


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Review Conway, Erik M. (2008) Review of "The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism". Journal of the History of Biology (p. 398). unapi

Review Newman, Lance (2007) Review of "The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism". American Historical Review (p. 1141). unapi

Review Benson, Keith R. (2007) Review of "The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism". Journal of American History (p. 300). unapi

Review Evans, Sterling (2008) Review of "The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism". Environmental History (p. 176). unapi

Review Stewart, Mart A. (2008) Review of "The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism". Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (p. 859). unapi

Essay Review Dunlap, Thomas R. (2007) Is Half a Humboldt Better Than None? Numbers and Wisdom in Natural History. Reviews in American History (pp. 225-231). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Miller, Sally M.
Worster, Donald
Buske, Frank
Foley, Mark A.
Gisel, Bonnie Johanna
Polos, Nicholas C.
Journals
ATQ
Earth Sciences History: Journal of the History of the Earth Sciences Society
Common-Place
Cartographica Helvetica
British Journal for the History of Science
Publishers
Oxford University Press
Peter Lang
Modern Library
Scribner
Stanford General Books
University of Georgia Press
Concepts
Environmentalism
Travel; exploration
Conservation of natural resources
Geological surveys
National identity
Geology
People
Muir, John
King, Clarence
Humboldt, Alexander von
Leopold, Aldo
Whitney, Josiah Dwight
Melville, George Wallace
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
18th century
20th century, early
Places
United States
Alaska (U.S.)
South America
California (U.S.)
Africa
Polar regions
Institutions
Yosemite National Park
Geological Survey (U.S.)
United States. National Park Service
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)
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