Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent: During the Years 1799-1804 by Alexander von HumboldtPersonal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent: During the Years 1799-1804 by Alexander von Humboldt

Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent: During the Years…

byAlexander von Humboldt, Aimé BonplandTranslated byHelen Maria Williams

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The Prussian naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was one of the most famous explorers of his generation. Charles Darwin called him 'the greatest scientific traveller who ever lived'. In 1799, Humboldt and the botanist Aimé Bonpland secured permission from the Spanish crown for a voyage to South America. They left from Madrid and spent five years exploring the continent. Humboldt reported his findings in a total of thirty volumes, published in French over a period of more than twenty years beginning in 1805. This English translation by Helen Maria Williams of one important component of Humboldt's account, the Relation historique du voyage (1814-1825), consists of seven volumes and was published in London between 1814 and 1829. Volume 1 describes the beginning of the expedition, its departure from Spain, experiments conducted on board ship, and the scientists' arrival in the Canary Islands and exploration of Tenerife.
Title:Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent: During the Years…Format:PaperbackDimensions:364 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.83 inPublished:June 2, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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Preface; Introduction; Book I: 1. Preparations. Instruments. Departure from Spain. Landing at the Canary Islands; 2. Stay at Teneriffe. Journey from Santa Cruz to Orotava. Excursion to the top of the Peak of Teyde.