Cosmos, a Sketch of the Universe by Alexander Von Humboldt

Cosmos, a Sketch of the Universe

byAlexander Von Humboldt

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ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT
Cosmos, a Sketch of the Universe
Frederick Henry Alexander von Humboldt was born in Berlin on September 14, 1769. In 1788 he made the acquaintance of George Forster, one of Captain Cook's companions, and geological excursions made with him were the occasion of his first publications, a book on the nature of basalt. His work in the administration of mines in the principalities of Bayreuth and Anspach furnished materials for a treatise on fossil flora; and in 1827, when he was residing in Paris, he gave to the world his "Voyage to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent," which embodies the results of his investigations in South America. Two years later he organised an expedition to Asiatic Russia, charging himself with all the scientific observations. But his principal interest lay in the accomplishment of that physical description of the universe for which all his previous studies had been a preparation, and which during the years 1845 to 1848 appeared under the comprehensive title of "Cosmos, or Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe." Humboldt died on May 6, 1859.

Title:Cosmos, a Sketch of the UniverseFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 3, 2012Publisher:Zhingoora BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990006560602

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