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Deep Things out of DarknessA History of Natural History$
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John G. T. Anderson

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780520273764

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520273764.001.0001

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. The Geography of Nature

. The Geography of Nature


(p.128) TEN . The Geography of Nature
Deep Things out of Darkness

John G. T. Anderson

University of California Press

In which we follow Alexander von Humboldt and his friend Bonpland in their travels in northern South America along the upper reaches of the Amazon, into the high Andes, and north to Mexico and the United States. During this expedition Humboldt developed his initial ideas of biogeography, and he studied the peoples and politics of Latin America. Humboldt’s later travels through Czarist Russia are also discussed, as are his many and varied publications in natural history.

Keywords:   Alexander von Humboldt, Bonpland, Tenerife, Venezuela, electric eels, Chimborazo, biogeography

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