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Humboldt Current: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism
Aaron Sachs (au)
The naturalist & explorer Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) achieved unparalleled fame in his own time, particularly in the U.S. Here, Sachs traces Humboldt’s influence on Amer. history, specifically looking at the lives & careers of several 19th-cent. explorers who used Humboldt’s notion of “unity in diversity” & his spirit of exploration to develop a critique of their increasingly industrialized society. Includes: J. N. Reynolds, who explored the South Seas from 1829 to 1831; Clarence King, first dir. of the U.S. Geol. Survey; George Melville, Arctic explorer & chief engineer of the U.S. Navy; & John Muir, explorer of Alaska & Siberia. Discusses the Amer. writers & artists indebted to Humboldt, incl. Emerson, Whitman, Thoreau, Melville, Poe, & Frederic Church.
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Asia Rising: Why America Will Prosper as Asia’s Economies Boom
Gershwin in His Time: A Biographical Scrapbook, 1919-1937
American Vegetarian Resource Directory: Some Signposts on the Journey Towards a Healthier, More Ethically & Environmentally Balanced Lifestyle
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