Home » Cosmos 2 Volume Paperback Set: Cosmos: Sketch Of A Physical Description Of The Universe (Cambridge Library Collection Physical Sciences) (Volume 2) by Alexander von Humboldt
Cosmos 2 Volume Paperback Set: Cosmos: Sketch Of A Physical Description Of The Universe (Cambridge Library Collection   Physical Sciences) (Volume 2) Alexander von Humboldt

Cosmos 2 Volume Paperback Set: Cosmos: Sketch Of A Physical Description Of The Universe (Cambridge Library Collection Physical Sciences) (Volume 2)

Alexander von Humboldt

Published
ISBN : 9781108013642
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

Polymath Alexander von Humboldt (1769 1859), a self-described scientific traveller, was one of the most respected scientists of his time. Humboldts wanderlust led him across Europe and to South America, Mexico, the U.S. and Russia, and his voyagesMorePolymath Alexander von Humboldt (1769 1859), a self-described scientific traveller, was one of the most respected scientists of his time. Humboldts wanderlust led him across Europe and to South America, Mexico, the U.S. and Russia, and his voyages and observations resulted in the discovery of many species previously unknown to Europeans. Originating as lectures delivered in Berlin and Paris (1827 1828), his two-volume Cosmos: Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe (1845 1860) represented the culmination of his lifelong interest in understanding the physical world. As Humboldt writes, I ever desired to discern physical phenomena in their widest mutual connection, and to comprehend Nature as a whole, animated and moved by inward forces. Volume 2 (1848) reviews poetic descriptions of nature as well as landscape painting from antiquity through to modernity, before using the same time-span to examine a History of the Physical Contemplation of the Universe.