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    • The Invention of Nature

    • Alexander von Humboldt's New World
    • By: Andrea Wulf
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether climbing the highest volcanoes in the world or racing through anthrax-infested Siberia. He came up with a radical vision of nature, that it was a complex and interconnected global force and did not exist for man's use alone. Ironically, his ideas have become so accepted and widespread that he has been nearly forgotten.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Poignant origin story

    • By Jeremy Fairbanks on 03-03-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Founding Gardeners

    • The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation
    • By: Andrea Wulf
    • Narrated by: Antonia Bath
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    From the author of the acclaimed The Brother Gardeners, a fascinating look at the founding fathers from the unique and intimate perspective of their lives as gardeners, plantsmen, and farmers. For the founding fathers, gardening, agriculture, and botany were elemental passions, as deeply ingrained in their characters as their belief in liberty for the nation they were creating. These stories reveal a guiding but previously overlooked ideology of the American Revolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "Outstanding Listen"

    • By C. on 05-06-11
    • The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation
    • By: Andrea Wulf
    • Narrated by: Antonia Bath
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 03-29-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 113 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Alexander von Humboldt und die Erfindung der Natur

    • By: Andrea Wulf
    • Narrated by: Christian Baumann
    • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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    Die große Biografie eines Universalgenies. Andrea Wulf vergegenwärtigt das pralle Leben des Universalgenies Alexander von Humboldt und zeigt ihn als interdisziplinären Forscher sui generis. Natur wird bei Humboldt quasi neu erfunden: In ihrer ganzen Fülle als Lebensnetz, als moderne Ausgestaltung der wirkmächtigen Idee von der "great chain of being". Wulf macht deutlich, worin Humboldt seiner Zeit weit voraus war und unverändert wichtig bleibt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unglaublich gutes Buch - und immer noch aktuell!

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-12-18

    Regular price: $10.81

    • The Invention of Nature

    • The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science
    • By: Andrea Wulf
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) is the great lost scientist: more things are named after him than anyone else. There are towns, rivers, mountain ranges, the ocean current that runs along the South American coast; there's a penguin, a giant squid - even the Mare Humboldtianum on the moon. His colourful adventures read like something out of a Boy's Own story.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An engaging, interesting read on a fascinating man

    • By Michael Hall on 11-30-16

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Chasing Venus

    • The Race to Measure the Heavens
    • By: Andrea Wulf
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    On June 6, 1761, the world paused to observe a momentous occasion: the first transit of Venus between the earth and the sun in more than a century. Through that observation, astronomers could calculate the size of the solar system - but only if they could compile data from many different points of the globe, all recorded during the short period of the transit. Fortunately, transits of Venus occur in pairs: eight years later, the scientists would have another opportunity to succeed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating history, beautifully told

    • By GC1 on 04-26-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Founding Gardeners

    • By: Andrea Wulf
    • Narrated by: Antonia Bath
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A follow-up to Andrea Wulf's award-winning and critically acclaimed history of British gardening, this is the story of how George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and James Madison's passion for nature, plants, agriculture and gardens shaped the birth of America.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Chasing Venus

    • By: Andrea Wulf
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On a summer's day in June 1761, astronomers all over the world cast their eyes to the sky to witness a rare astronomical event: the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. It was one of the most important collaborations of scientific history, as by racing to different points around the world and comparing results, these men hoped to unlock the key to one of the most pressing questions of the Enlightenment: the distance between the Earth and the sun, which would allow them to calculate the dimensions of our solar system.

    Regular price: $20.65