Sunday, July 05, 2009

book review: "Humboldt's Cosmos" by Gerard Helferich

Gerard Helferich

Subtitled "Alexander von Humboldt and the Latin American Journey that Changed the Way We See the World", the book is a mix of science, history, and travel. It's amazing and inspiring to read about how much the scientists of the past, at an early age (in their 30's), were able "discover" as much as they did given the limitations of technology, transportation, and communication during their day.


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