Curator Reviews

Nathaniel Rich

A thrilling, bighearted introduction to the life and work of Alexander von Humboldt, the man most responsible for our modern understanding of the natural world and our place in it. He was so ahead of his era that he seems to have been beamed back from the future, warning centuries ago of the perils of climate change, colonialism, industrial agriculture, deforestation, and just about the rest of our social ills.

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