The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World, Lecture by Andrea Wulf

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Monday, April 10, 2017 - 4:00pm
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Whitney Humanities Center, Auditorium See map
53 Wall Street
New Haven, CT
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The visionary German naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt (1769 -1859) was daringly adventurous but also created the way we understand nature today.  He was the most famous scientist of his age and even predicted human-induced climate change.  In her award–winning and bestselling book, Andrea Wulf traces his ideas as they go on to revolutionize and shape science, conservation, nature writing, politics, art, and the theory of evolution.

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