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1 Humboldt - Emily Brady
Auteur : Emily Brady
Genre : United States
In the vein of Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief and Deborah Feldman's Unorthodox, journalist Emily Brady journeys into a secretive subculture--one that marijuana built.

Say the words "Humboldt County" to a stranger and you might receive a knowing grin. The name is infamous, and yet the place, and its inhabitants, have been nearly impenetrable. Until now.

Humboldt is a narrative exploration of an insular community in Northern California, which for nearly 40 years has existed primarily on the cultivation and sale of marijuana. It's a place where business is done with thick wads of cash and savings are buried in the backyard. In Humboldt County, marijuana supports everything from fire departments to schools, but it comes with a heavy price. As legalization looms, the community stands at a crossroads and its inhabitants are deeply divided o

Physical
Description
Universe
2 COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1 - Alexander von Humboldt
Auteur : Alexander von Humboldt
Genre : Literary
Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander Freiherr von Humboldt (September 14, 1769 – May 6, 1859) was a German naturalist and explorer, and the younger brother of the Prussian minister, philosopher, and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767-1835). Humboldt's quantitative work on botanical geography was foundational to the field of biogeography. Between 1799 and 1804, Humboldt traveled to Latin America, exploring and describing it in a manner generally considered to be a modern scientific point of view for the first time. His description of the journey was written up and published in an enormous set of volumes over 21 years. He was one of the first to propose that the lands bordering the Atlantic were once joined (South America and Africa in particular). Later, his five-volume work Kosmos (1845) attempted to unify the various branches of scientific knowledge. Humboldt supported and worked wit

Personal
Narrative
Travels
Equinoctial
Regions
America
3 Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 1 - Alexander von Humboldt
Auteur : Alexander von Humboldt
Genre : Essays & Memoirs
The lake of Valencia, called Tacarigua by the Indians, exceeds in magnitude the lake of Neufchatel in Switzerland; but its general form has more resemblance to the lake of Geneva, which is nearly at the same height above the level of the sea. As the slope of the ground in the valleys of Aragua tends towards the south and the west, that part of the basin still covered with water is the nearest to the southern chain of the mountains of Guigue, of Yusma, and of Guacimo, which stretch towards the high savannahs of Ocumare. The opposite banks of the lake of Valencia display a singular contrast; those on the south are desert, and almost uninhabited, and a screen of high mountains gives them a gloomy and monotonous aspect.
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5 Brave Companions - David McCullough
Auteur : David McCullough
Genre : United States
From Alexander von Humboldt to Charles and Anne Lindbergh, these are stories of people of great vision and daring whose achievements continue to inspire us today, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough.

The bestselling author of Truman and John Adams, David McCullough has written profiles of exceptional men and women past and present who have not only shaped the course of history or changed how we see the world but whose stories express much that is timeless about the human condition.

Here are Alexander von Humboldt, whose epic explorations of South America surpassed the Lewis and Clark expedition; Harriet Beecher Stowe, “the little woman who made the big war”; Frederic Remington; the extraordinary Louis Agassiz of Harvard; Charles and Anne Lindbergh, and their fellow long-distance pilots Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Beryl Markham;

Invention
6 The Invention of Nature - Andrea Wulf
Auteur : Andrea Wulf
Genre : Nature
The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the process created modern environmentalism.

NATIONAL BEST SELLER

One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, The James Wright Award for Nature Writing, the Costa Biography Award, the Royal Geographic Society's Ness Award, the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award

Finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, the Kirkus Prize Prize for Nonfiction, the Independent Bookshop Week Book Award


A Best Book of the Year: The New York Times, The Atlantic, The

7 Humboldt's Gift - Saul Bellow
Auteur : Saul Bellow
Genre : Literary
The novel, for which Bellow won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1976, is a self-described "comic book about death," whose title character is modeled on the self-destructive lyric poet Delmore Schwartz. Charlie Citrine, an intellectual, middle-aged author of award-winning biographies and plays, contemplates two significant figures and philosophies in his life: Von Humboldt Fleisher, a dead poet who had been his mentor, and Rinaldo Cantabile, a very-much-alive minor mafioso who has been the bane of Humboldt's existence. Humboldt had taught Charlie that art is powerful and that one should be true to one's own creative spirit. Rinaldo, Charlie's self-appointed financial adviser, has always urged Charlie to use his art to turn a profit. At the novel's end, Charlie has managed to set his own course.

Measuring
8 Measuring the World - Daniel Kehlmann
Auteur : Daniel Kehlmann
Genre : Historical
Measuring the World marks the debut of a glorious new talent on the international scene. Young Austrian writer Daniel Kehlmann’s brilliant comic novel revolves around the meeting of two colossal geniuses of the Enlightenment.
     Late in the eighteenth century, two young Germans set out to measure the world. One of them, the aristocratic naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, negotiates jungles, voyages down the Orinoco River, tastes poisons, climbs the highest mountain known to man, counts head lice, and explores and measures every cave and hill he comes across. The other, the reclusive and barely socialized mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss, can prove that space is curved without leaving his home. Terrifyingly famous and wildly eccentric, these two polar opposites finally meet in Berlin in 1828, and are immediately embroiled in the turmoil of the post-Na

Personal
Narrative
Travels
Equinoctial
Regions
America
9 Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 2 - Alexander von Humboldt
Auteur : Alexander von Humboldt
Genre : History
Alexander von Humboldt, sometimes called 'the last man who knew everything', was an extraordinary polymath of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. In 1798 he received unprecedented permission from the Spanish Crown to explore its American and Caribbean colonies, which he did from 1799-1804. This is the journal of those explorations, in which he extensively covers the region's topography, geology, fauna and flora, anthropology and comparative linguistics. Volume II covers the period in which he undertakes a major exploration of the River Orinoco, as far as the borders of Brazil, finishing in Angostura, then the capital of Spanish Guiana.

Alexander
10 Works of Alexander von Humboldt - Alexander von Humboldt
Auteur : Alexander von Humboldt
Genre : Essays & Memoirs
4 works of Alexander von Humboldt
Prussian geographer, naturalist and explorer, and the younger brother of the Prussian minister (1769-1859)

This ebook presents a collection of 4 works of Alexander von Humboldt. A dynamic table of contents allows you to jump directly to the work selected.

Table of Contents:
Cosmos- A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Volume I
Personal Narrative Of Travels To The Equinoctial Regions Of America During The Years 1799-1804 Vol .II
Personal Narrative Of Travels To The Equinoctial Regions Of America During The Years 1799-1804 Vol .III
Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America Vol.I

11 Humboldt's Cosmos - Gerard Helferich
Auteur : Gerard Helferich
Genre : World
Alexander von Humboldt was the reigning scientific mind of the early nineteenth century, a unique combination of naturalist and adventurer. With his companion Aimé Bonpland, Humboldt cut a six-thousand-mile swath across the New World, through what is now Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, and Cuba. Risking his life in treacherous terrain, he conducted the first extensive scientific study of the Andes and the Amazon, literally redrawing the map of the Americas and dramatically expanding our knowledge of the natural world. He brought back to Europe more than 60,000 plant specimens and a multitude of exotic New World animals, set an altitude record while climbing the volcano Chimborazo, made revolutionary discoveries regarding volcanoes and the Earth's magnetic field, and introduced millions of Americans and Europeans to the astonishing cultures of the Aztecs and the Incas.
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Current
12 The Humboldt Current - Aaron Sachs
Auteur : Aaron Sachs
Genre : United States
A masterly and beautifully written account of the impact of Alexander von Humboldt on nineteenth-century American history and culture

The naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) achieved unparalleled fame in his own time. Today, however, he and his enormous legacy to American thought are virtually unknown. In The Humboldt Current, Aaron Sachs traces Humboldt's pervasive influence on American history through examining the work of four explorers—J. N. Reynolds, Clarence King, George Wallace, and John Muir—who embraced Humboldt's idea of a "chain of connection" uniting all peoples and all environments. A skillful blend of narrative and interpretation that also discusses Humboldt's influence on Emerson, Whitman, Thoreau, Melville, and Poe, The Humboldt Current offers a colorful, passionate, and superbly written reinterpretation of nine

Philosophic
Grammar
American
Languages
Wilhelm
13 The Philosophic Grammar of American Languages, as Set Forth by Wilhelm von Humboldt - Daniel Garrison Brinton
Auteur : Daniel Garrison Brinton
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
The foundations of the Philosophy of Language were laid by Wilhelm von Humboldt. The principles he advocated have frequently been misunderstood, and some of them have been modified, or even controverted, by more extended research; but a careful survey of the tendencies of modern thought in this field will show that the philosophic scheme of the nature and growth of languages, which he set forth, is gradually reasserting its sway, after having been neglected and denied through the preponderance of the so-called naturalistic school during the last quarter of a century.

Narrative
Circumnavigation
Austrian
Frigate
14 Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume I - Karl Ritter von Scherzer & Alexander von Humboldt
Auteur : Karl Ritter von Scherzer & Alexander von Humboldt
Genre : Europe
The first volume of an expansive history of the voyage and discoveries of the SMS Novara, the first large-scale scientific, around-the-world mission of the Austrian Imperial war navy. With numerous illustrations.

Adventures
Alexander
15 The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt - Andrea Wulf & Lillian Melcher
Auteur : Andrea Wulf & Lillian Melcher
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Invention of Nature, comes a breathtakingly illustrated and brilliantly evocative recounting of Alexander Von Humboldt's five year expedition in South America.


Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, but his most revolutionary idea was a radical vision of nature as a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone. His theories and ideas were profoundly influenced by a five-year exploration of South America. Now Andrea Wulf partners with artist Lillian Melcher to bring this daring expedition to life, complete with excerpts from Humboldt's own diaries, atlases, and publications.

Aequinoctial
Gegenden
Continents
16 Reise in die Aequinoctial-Gegenden des neuen Continents. Band 3. - Alexander von Humboldt
Auteur : Alexander von Humboldt
Genre : Travel & Adventure
San Fernando de Apure. Verschlingungen und Gabelteilungen der Flüsse Apure und Arauca. Fahrt auf dem Rio Apure. Bis in die zweite Hälfte des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts waren die großen Flüsse Apure, Payara, Arauea und Meta in Europa kaum dem Namen nach bekannt, ja weniger als in den vorhergehenden Jahrhunderten, als der tapfere Felipe de Urre und die Eroberer von Tocuyo durch die Llanos zogen, um jenseits des Apure die große Stadt des Dorado und das reiche Land Omaguas, das Tombuctu des neuen Continents, aufzusuchen. So kühne Züge waren nur in voller Kriegsrüstung auszuführen. Auch wurden die Waffen, die nur die neuen Ansiedler schützen sollten, beständig wider die unglücklichen Eingeborenen gekehrt. Als diesen Zeiten der Gewaltthätigkeit und der allgemeinen Noth friedlichere Zeiten folgten, machten sich zwei mächtige indianische Volksstämme, die Cabres und die Caraiben vom

Descripcion
17 Cosmos, ó ensayo de una descripción física del mundo - Alejandro de Humboldt & Francisco Díaz Quintero
Auteur : Alejandro de Humboldt & Francisco Díaz Quintero
Genre : Science & Nature
Cosmos, ó, Ensayo de una descripción física del mundo, escrita por Alejandro de Humboldt ; traducido al castellano por Francisco Díaz Quintero, publicada por México : V. García Torres, 1851-1852, con tema sobre astronomía, cosmografía, Ciencia - Historia.

Aequinoctial
Gegenden
Continents
18 Reise in die Aequinoctial-Gegenden des neuen Continents. Band 1. - Alexander von Humboldt
Auteur : Alexander von Humboldt
Genre : Specialty Travel
Wenn eine Regierung eine jener Fahrten auf dem Weltmeer anordnet, durch welche die Kenntniß des Erdballes erweitert und die physischen Wissenschaften gefördert werden, so stellt sich ihrem Vorhaben keinerlei Hinderniß entgegen. Der Zeitpunkt der Abfahrt und der Plan der Reise können eingehalten werden, sobald die Schiffe ausgerüstet und die Astronomen und Naturforscher, welche unbekannte Meere befahren sollen, gewählt sind. Die Inseln und Küsten, deren Produkte die Seefahrer kennen lernen sollen, liegen außerhalb des Bereiches der staatlichen Bewegungen Europas. Wenn längere Kriege die Freiheit zur See beschränken, so stellen die kriegführenden Mächte gegenseitig Pässe aus; der Haß zwischen Volk und Volk tritt zurück, wenn es sich von der Förderung des Wissens handelt, das die gemeine Sache der Völker ist.

Aequinoctial
Gegenden
Continents
19 Reise in die Aequinoctial-Gegenden des neuen Continents. Band 2. - Alexander von Humboldt
Auteur : Alexander von Humboldt
Genre : Specialty Travel
Bis in die zweite Hälfte des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts waren die
großen Flüsse Apure, Payara, Arauea und Meta in Europa kaum
dem Namen nach bekannt, ja weniger als in den vorhergehenden
Jahrhunderten, als der tapfere Felipe de Urre und die Eroberer von
Tocuyo durch die Llanos zogen, um jenseits des Apure die große
Stadt des Dorado und das reiche Land Omaguas, das Tombuctu
des neuen Continents, aufzusuchen.

Personal
Narrative
Travels
Equinoctial
Regions
America
20 Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 3 - Alexander von Humboldt
Auteur : Alexander von Humboldt
Genre : Essays & Memoirs
The valleys of Aragua form a narrow basin between granitic and calcareous mountains of unequal height. On the north, they are separated by the Sierra Mariara from the sea-coast; and towards the south, the chain of Guacimo and Yusma serves them as a rampart against the heated air of the steppes. Groups of hills, high enough to determine the course of the waters, close this basin on the east and west like transverse dykes. We find these hills between the Tuy and La Victoria, as well as on the road from Valencia to Nirgua, and at the mountains of Torito. * (* The lofty mountains of Los Teques, where the Tuy takes its source, may be looked upon as the eastern boundary of the valleys of Aragua.

Personal
Narrative
Journey
Equinoctial
Regions
Continent
21 Personal Narrative of a Journey to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent - Alexander von Humboldt
Auteur : Alexander von Humboldt
Genre : Essays & Memoirs
One of the greatest nineteenth-century scientist-explorers, Alexander von Humboldt traversed the tropical Spanish Americas between 1799 and 1804. By the time of his death in 1859, he had won international fame for his scientific discoveries, his observations of Native American peoples and his detailed descriptions of the flora and fauna of the 'new continent'. The first to draw and speculate on Aztec art, to observe reverse polarity in magnetism and to discover why America is called America, his writings profoundly influenced the course of Victorian culture, causing Darwin to reflect: 'He alone gives any notion of the feelings which are raised in the mind on first entering the Tropics'.

Esclavitud
22 Acerca De La Esclavitud - Alexander von Humboldt
Auteur : Alexander von Humboldt
Genre : Literary Criticism
Aquí doy por terminado el examen o ensayo político de la isla de
Cuba, en el cual he presentado el estado de esta importante posesión de
la España, tal como ahora se halla, Como historiador de la América, he
querido aclarar los hechos y dar ideas exactas, con el auxilio de
comparaciones y de tablas estadísticas. Esta investigación de los
hechos, así detallada, parece necesaria en un momento en que, por un
lado, el entusiasmo que nos inclina a una credulidad benévola, y por
otro las pasiones de odio a quienes es importuna la seguridad de las
nuevas repúblicas, han dado origen a las concepciones más vagas y
más erróneas.

23 Views of Nature - Alexander von Humboldt, Stephen T. Jackson, Laura Dassow Walls & Mark W. Person
Auteur : Alexander von Humboldt, Stephen T. Jackson, Laura Dassow Walls & Mark W. Person
Genre : Science & Nature
While the influence of Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) looms large over the natural sciences, his legacy reaches far beyond the field notebooks of naturalists. Humboldt’s 1799–1804 research expedition to Central and South America with botanist Aimé Bonpland not only set the course for the great scientific surveys of the nineteenth century, but also served as the raw material for his many volumes—works of both scientific rigor and aesthetic beauty that inspired such essayists and artists as Emerson, Goethe, Thoreau, Poe, and Frederic Edwin Church.

Views of Nature, or Ansichten der Natur, was Humboldt’s best-known and most influential work—and his personal favorite. While the essays that comprise it are themselves remarkable as innovative, early pieces of nature writing—they were cited by Thoreau as a model for his own work—the book’s extensiv

24 Eureka and Humboldt County - Clarke Historical Museum
Auteur : Clarke Historical Museum
Genre : United States
The cry amongst the redwoods-Eureka!-was the shout heard from early pioneers in 1850 as they came to settle in Humboldt County. Discovery of gold permanently changed the area's history, and eventually lead to the extraction of Humboldt's other natural resource: the "red gold" of its forests. Captured here in over 200 vintage photographs is the pictorial history of this bountiful county and its residents.
As the gold fever faded in the late 1800s, Humboldt County's primary source of industry became the lumbering of its vast redwoods. Pictured here are the men and machines that felled, transported, and milled the lumber, as well as photographs of the elegant Victorian mansions of the industry's lumber barons, such as William Carson. Weaving the history of Humboldt County together are the stories of its earliest residents, including the Native American tribes, fevered Gold Rushers, the

Personal
Narrative
Travels
Equinoctial
Regions
America
Complete
25 Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 (Complete) - Alexander von Humboldt
Auteur : Alexander von Humboldt
Genre : Latin America
The increasing interest attached to all that part of the American Continent situated within and near the tropics, has suggested the publication of the present edition of Humboldt's celebrated work, as a portion of the SCIENTIFIC LIBRARY. Prior to the travels of Humboldt and Bonpland, the countries described in the following narrative were but imperfectly known to Europeans. For our partial acquaintance with them we were chiefly indebted to the early navigators, and to some of the followers of the Spanish Conquistadores. The intrepid men whose courage and enterprise prompted them to explore unknown seas for the discovery of a New World, have left behind them narratives of their adventures, and descriptions of the strange lands and people they visited, which must ever be perused with curiosity and interest; and some of the followers of Pizarro and Cortez, as well as many learned Spaniards

Alexander
Erfindung
26 Alexander von Humboldt und die Erfindung der Natur - Andrea Wulf
Auteur : Andrea Wulf
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
Was hat Alexander von Humboldt, der vor mehr als 150 Jahren starb, mit Klimawandel und Nachhaltigkeit zu tun? Der Naturforscher und Universalgelehrte, nach dem nicht nur unzählige Straßen, Pflanzen und sogar ein »Mare« auf dem Mond benannt sind, hat wie kein anderer Wissenschaftler unser Verständnis von Natur als lebendigem Ganzen, als Kosmos, in dem vom Winzigsten bis zum Größten alles miteinander verbunden ist und dessen untrennbarer Teil wir sind, geprägt. Die Historikerin Andrea Wulf stellt in ihrem vielfach preisgekrönten – so auch mit dem Bayerischen Buchpreis 2016 – Buch Humboldts Erfindung der Natur, die er radikal neu dachte, ins Zentrum ihrer Erkundungsreise durch sein Leben und Werk. Sie folgt den Spuren des begnadeten Netzwerkers und zeigt, dass unser heutiges Wissen um die Verwundbarkeit der Erde in Humboldts Überzeugungen verwurzelt ist. Ihm heute wieder zu be

27 Humboldt's Gift - Saul Bellow
Auteur : Saul Bellow
Genre : Literary
With his uncanny wit and perception, Saul Bellow tells the story of Charlie Citrine, a young man whose life is reaching a critical moment. Over several years, Charlie’s almost obsessive love of literature has led him into a deep friendship with the renowned poet Von Humboldt Fleisher, and when Humboldt dies, the young man’s life rapidly begins to unravel. A stalling career and an ugly divorce feed Charlie’s instability, and he engages in dubious friendships and an unwise liaison with the wrong woman. Amidst the chaos of a life in shambles, Charlie emerges by virtue of a legacy left by his departed companion, a legacy that offers him a glimpse of a new trajectory.

28 Humboldt - Glenn Vanstrum
Auteur : Glenn Vanstrum
Genre : Theater
A redwood cannot change its nature. Can a dope dealer?

The authorities have sprung Hobart Hawkins, pure-blooded Yurok, big-wave surfer, and pot farmer extraordinaire, after a five year sentence in Corcoran State Prison. To help reenter the straight world, Hawkins enrolls in an extension botany course, where a young professor, Faith Bartlett, introduces him to the thrill of climbing giants--the coastal redwoods of Humboldt county.

Hobart, succumbing to the charms of his teacher, finds himself embroiled in an ambitious scheme to save an 800-acre grove of old-growth forest, a scheme that requires a tremendous sum of money, money he can only raise through clandestine agriculture. Meanwhile, a series of rivals tests the rocky relationship between the ex-con and his attractive professor.

Through the course of a growing season, Hobart must contend with his rebel

Alexander
Sudamerika
Einzige
Autorisierte
Deutsche
Ausgabe
Originaltitel
Aquinoktial
Gegenden
Kontinents
29 Alexander von Humboldt: Die Südamerika-Reise (Einzige von A. v. Humboldt autorisierte deutsche Ausgabe): Originaltitel: Reise in die Äquinoktial-Gegenden des Neuen Kontinents - Alexander von Humboldt
Auteur : Alexander von Humboldt
Genre : Fiction & Literature
Alexander von Humboldt: Die Südamerika-Reise [Originaltitel: Reise in die Äquinoktial-Gegenden des Neuen Kontinents, Band 1 bis 3 (vollständig)]
• Völlig neu editiert, sprachlich überarbeitet und mit aktualisierter Rechtschreibung
• Mit 208 verlinkten Fußnoten und mit eBook-Inhaltsverzeichnis
• Mit einem aktuellen Vorwort des Herausgebers (März 2015)

»Alexander von Humboldt ist ein wildes Tier der Erfahrung, ein Künstler, der die Regeln des Spiels selbst entwirft.« (Der Historiker Karl Schlögel)

Humboldts ›Südamerika-Reise‹ ist der wohl berühmteste und einflussreichste wissenschaftliche Reisebericht, der jemals in deutscher Sprache erschien. Doch überraschend: Humboldt verfasste das Werk nicht auf Deutsch, sondern auf Französisch, in den Jahren zwischen 1808 und 1827, als er in Paris lebte. Die danach in die Wege geleitet

Dangerous
30 Dangerous Ride Across Humboldt Flats - Stephen Bly
Auteur : Stephen Bly
Genre : Religion
Orphan Gabriel (Gabe) Young barely survives in the unforgiving West. He works for meals at mining camps and frontier towns. Then in 1860 he gets lost along the Humboldt River in northern Nevada Territory. He meets a girl who takes him to her parents at a Pony Express station. With them Gabe finds a whole lot more than shelter and a meal. He discovers a father's provision, a mother's love, and a young girl's interest. But most of all, he discovers God's grace.
When Gabe gets a chance to help this family, he rides several legs of the dangerous Pony Express trail with news of Abraham Lincoln's election and the impending Civil War. The second installment of the Adventures on the American Frontier series.

Personal
Narrative
Travels
Equinoctial
Regions
America
31 Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America During the Years 1799-1804, volume 2 of 3 - Alexander von Humboldt
Auteur : Alexander von Humboldt
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
According to Wikipedia: "Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander Freiherr von Humboldt (September 14, 1769 – May 6, 1859) was a German naturalist and explorer, and the younger brother of the Prussian minister, philosopher, and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767-1835). Humboldt's quantitative work on botanical geography was foundational to the field of biogeography. Between 1799 and 1804, Humboldt traveled to Latin America, exploring and describing it in a manner generally considered to be a modern scientific point of view for the first time. His description of the journey was written up and published in an enormous set of volumes over 21 years. He was one of the first to propose that the lands bordering the Atlantic were once joined (South America and Africa in particular). Later, his five-volume work Kosmos (1845) attempted to unify the various branches of scientific knowledge. Humboldt

Jefferson
32 Humboldt and Jefferson - Sandra Rebok
Auteur : Sandra Rebok
Genre : United States
Humboldt and Jefferson explores the relationship between two fascinating personalities: the Prussian explorer, scientist, and geographer Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) and the American statesman, architect, and naturalist Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826). In the wake of his famous expedition through the Spanish colonies in the spring of 1804, Humboldt visited the United States, where he met several times with then-president Jefferson. A warm and fruitful friendship resulted, and the two men corresponded a good deal over the years, speculating together on topics of mutual interest, including natural history, geography, and the formation of an international scientific network. Living in revolutionary societies, both were deeply concerned with the human condition, and each vested hope in the new American nation as a possible answer to many of the deficiencies characterizing Europ

Goethes
Briefwechsel
Gebrudern
33 Goethes Briefwechsel mit den Gebrüdern von Humboldt - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Wilhelm von Humboldt & Alexander von Humboldt
Auteur : Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Wilhelm von Humboldt & Alexander von Humboldt
Genre : Fiction & Literature
Im Jahre 1789 lernten sich Goethe und Wilhelm von Humboldt in Weimar kennen und schätzen. Seitdem war Wilhelm von Humboldt für Goethe, aber auch für Friedrich Schiller, ein scharfer Analytiker, konstruktiver Kritiker und versierter Ratgeber, der unter anderem auf Schillers Balladen und sein Wallenstein-Drama ebenso kunstverständig einging, wie auf Goethes „Herrmann und Dorothea“. Goethe war selbst ebenfalls sehr interessiert an der Erforschung der Natur und verfolgte dementsprechend auch die Reisen und die daraus resultierenden Erkenntnisse von Alexander Humboldt sehr genau. 
In ihrem Briefwechsel tauschen sich Goethe und Wilhelm von Humboldt vorrangig über literarische und philosophisches Themen aus. Wilhem von Humboldt berichtet u.a. von seinen Reisen, der Kunst und der Kultur in den von ihm besuchten Ländern. Goethe wiederum schreibt über seine neuesten Werke und

34 Humboldt - Robert G. Ingersoll
Auteur : Robert G. Ingersoll
Genre : Religion & Spirituality
Humboldt
Robert G. Ingersoll, lawyer, a Civil War veteran, political leader, and orator of United States during the Golden Age of Freethought (1833-1899)

This ebook presents «Humboldt», from Robert G. Ingersoll. A dynamic table of contents enables to jump directly to the chapter selected.

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Geography
35 Essay on the Geography of Plants - Alexander von Humboldt, Aimé Bonpland, Stephen T. Jackson & Sylvie Romanowski
Auteur : Alexander von Humboldt, Aimé Bonpland, Stephen T. Jackson & Sylvie Romanowski
Genre : Science & Nature
The legacy of Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) looms large over the natural sciences. His 1799–1804 research expedition to Central and South America with botanist Aimé Bonpland set the course for the great scientific surveys of the nineteenth century, and inspired such essayists and artists as Emerson, Goethe, Thoreau, Poe, and Church.

The chronicles of the expedition were published in Paris after Humboldt’s return, and first among them was the 1807 “Essay on the Geography of Plants.” Among the most cited writings in natural history, after the works of Darwin and Wallace, this work appears here for the first time in a complete English-language translation. Covering far more than its title implies, it represents the first articulation of an integrative “science of the earth, ” encompassing most of today’s environmental sciences.  Ecologist Stephen T

Politico
36 Ensayo politico sobre el reino de la Nueva España - Alejandro de Humboldt & Vito Alessio Robles
Auteur : Alejandro de Humboldt & Vito Alessio Robles
Genre : Politics & Current Events
Poeta, humanista, explorador y geólogo, Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), relata con un magnífico estilo y con una bella literatura sus exploraciones. "Hice conocer una parte de los materiales que poseo sobre la riqueza territorial de la América del sur".

Politico
37 Ensayo politico sobre el reino de la Nueva España - Alejandro de Humboldt & Vito Alessio Robles
Auteur : Alejandro de Humboldt & Vito Alessio Robles
Genre : Politics & Current Events
Poeta, humanista, explorador y geólogo, Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), relata con un magnífico estilo y con una bella literatura sus exploraciones. "Hice conocer una parte de los materiales que poseo sobre la riqueza territorial de la América del sur".

Stories
38 Albina Stories - Boise-Eliot/Humboldt Middle School
Auteur : Boise-Eliot/Humboldt Middle School
Genre : United States
This book is the culmination of a class research project aimed at answering the questions, “What memories live in our neighborhood” and “How can we honor those memories?” Student research articles, images and poetry help to celebrate the story of the Albina neighborhood in Portland as well as think critically about current issues of gentrification and marginalization.

Stormrider
Northern
California
39 The Stormrider Surf Guide Northern California - Michael Kew & Bruce Sutherland
Auteur : Michael Kew & Bruce Sutherland
Genre : Sports & Outdoors
This wild and woolly landscape will delight, disparage, or horrify even the hardiest of souls. Bottom line: unless you live there, Northern California is most likely one of those places you'd really like to visit someday, but you never quite muster the time or sheer intrepidity to launch that expedition. For good reason. If the very real prospect of becoming a great white shark's evening meal fails to deter you, the adverse weather patterns with their horizontal rain storms and raw Jurassic swells might. In fact, it takes a veritable mini-miracle for tide, wind, and swell to coalesce into surfable conditions on this largely 'lost' coast. 

The Stormrider Surf Guides are the worlds best selling and most respected collection of surfing guide books delivered in paper, ebook and app formats. The Stormrider Surf Guides are the only comprehensive colour guides to the coastline

Invencion
Naturaleza
40 La invención de la naturaleza - Andrea Wulf
Auteur : Andrea Wulf
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
La espléndida biografía de Alexander von Humboldt, el héroe perdido de la ciencia y padre de la ecología.

La invención de la naturaleza revela la extraordinaria vida del visionario naturalista alemán Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) y cómo creó una nueva forma de entender la naturaleza.

Humboldt fue un intrépido explorador y el científico más famoso de su época. Su agitada vida estuvo repleta de aventuras y descubrimientos: escaló los volcanes más altos del mundo, remó por el Orinoco y recorrió una Siberia infestada de ántrax. Capaz de percibir la naturaleza como una fuerza global interconectada, Humboldt descubrió similitudes entre distintas zonas climáticas de todo el mundo, y previó el peligro de un cambio climático provocado por el hombre.

Convirtió la observación científica en narrativa poética, y sus es

Charterhouse
41 The Charterhouse of Parma - Stendhal
Auteur : Stendhal
Genre : Classics
Headstrong and naïve, the young Italian aristocrat Fabrizio del Dongo is determined to defy the wrath of his right-wing father and go to war to fight for Napoleon. He stumbles on the Battle of Waterloo, ill-prepared, yet filled with enthusiasm for war and glory. Finally heeding advice, Fabrizio sneaks back to Milan, only to become embroiled in a series of amorous exploits, fuelled by his impetuous nature and the political chicanery of his aunt Gina and her wily lover. Judged by Balzac to be the most important French novel of its time, The Charterhouse of Parma is a compelling novel of extravagance and daring, blending the intrigues of the Italian court with the romance and excitement of youth.

42 The 1964 Flood of Humboldt and Del Norte - Greg Rumney & Dave Stockton Jr.
Auteur : Greg Rumney & Dave Stockton Jr.
Genre : United States
The 1964 flood in the Eel and Klamath Rivers drainages represents an extreme weather event. Both the Northern California and Southern Oregon coasts are host to many floods, but the 1964 flood stands out as a representation of the "perfect storm." Three events occurred that led to the flood. First, a cold front moved in and dropped several feet of snow. Second, a warm front called the "pineapple connection" moved in and released lots of rain while melting the snowfall--local measurements varied from 20 to 32 inches of rainwater in three days. And third, the highest tide of the year had backed up debris and water for several miles. At its peak, the Eel River was discharging more than 800,000 cubic feet per second. Another contributing factor was that besides being one of the fastest rising and falling rivers in the world, the Eel River has the heaviest sediment load second only to the Yell

Personal
Narrative
Travels
Equinoctial
Regions
Continent
43 Humboldt's Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent - Alexander von Humboldt & Philip Dossick
Auteur : Alexander von Humboldt & Philip Dossick
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
Alexander von Humboldt was is a founding father of environmentalism, a visionary who predicted man-made climate change as early as 1800.

In his Personal Narrative of Travels, he was the first to understand that the “wants and restless activity of large communities of men gradually despoil the face of the Earth.” 

He prophetically listed three ways in which the human species was even then affecting the climate: “Through the destructions of forests, through the distribution of water, and through the production of great masses of steam and gas at the industrial centres.”

Large-scale irrigation, he said, would turn parts of Venezuela into arid deserts and the valleys beneath the high plateau of Mexico into desolate landscapes.

Darwin may well be the most famous of Humboldt’s scientific devotees, but Humboldt’s vast under

Drawing
Prompts
44 Drawing Prompts: 129 Things to Draw! - Humbolt Lane
Auteur : Humbolt Lane
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
Love to draw?

Then this book is for you.

From a firefly, pinata, a monkey, cool snowflakes to a medieval knight,  the range of prompts featured- from simple to challenging- will inspire the joy of drawing.

Whether your draw professionally, are a budding artist or just like to be creative, you will find hours of inspiration in this collection of drawing prompts that are quirky, imaginative and irresistibly fun.

Piscina
45 La piscina del Hotel Humboldt - Alejandro Illán
Auteur : Alejandro Illán
Genre : Fiction & Literature
La energía milenaria de la montaña entró por sus venas como un latigazo, para nunca más salir.

Durante los turbulentos años de la Guerra Civil Española el cielo de Barcelona se llena de puntos negros en caída libre que se desprenden de los bombarderos de la Aviazione Legionaria italiana.

Manuel trata desesperadamente de proteger a su pequeña familia de la vorágine bélica, sin embargo, esas bombas cambiarán la vida de todos incluyendo la suya propia, desprendiéndolo de todo cuanto posee y obligándolo a iniciar un viaje doloroso pero a su vez lleno de vida y curación.

La soledad del Hotel Humboldt confronta a Manuel con un mundo lleno de recuerdos y lo encara con la ineludible realidad que siempre tratamos de evadir. La energía milenaria del cerro El Ávila termina revelando la verdad de su existencia.

La Piscina de

Government
46 The Sphere and Duties of Government (The Limits of State Action) - Wilhelm von Humboldt
Auteur : Wilhelm von Humboldt
Genre : Politics & Current Events
Wilhelm von Humboldt's theory stands among the first to firmly espouse a libertarian philosophy of government. It is presented here complete, in a translation by Joseph Coulthard.
The stated mission of this text is to define the correct limits for government, and its obligations to the citizenry. To arrive at his conclusion, Humboldt investigates what the true nature of man is - what are his aims in life, and what is the ideal situation which a human being could practically conceive for himself? 
For Humboldt, man's work for himself leads to the collective group benefiting. Large endeavors can be accomplished, not through the rigors of state proscription, but through the fact that humans are a single species capable of conceiving when to unite and when to strive alone. This biological unity is echoed throughout the text, which focuses on the institutions that comprise a

47 The Life of Saul Bellow - Zachary Leader
Auteur : Zachary Leader
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
When this second volume of The Life of Saul Bellow opens, Bellow, at forty-nine, is at the pinnacle of American letters - rich, famous, critically acclaimed. The expected trajectory is one of decline: volume 1, rise; volume 2, fall. Bellow never fell, producing some of his greatest fiction (Mr Sammler's Planet, Humboldt's Gift, all his best stories), winning two more National Book Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, and the Nobel Prize. At eighty, he wrote his last story; at eighty-five, he wrote Ravelstein. In this volume, his life away from the desk, including his love life, is if anything more dramatic than in volume 1. In the public sphere, he is embroiled in controversy over foreign affairs, race, religion, education, social policy, the state of culture, the fate of the novel.

Bellow's relations with women were often fraught. In the 1960s he was compulsively p

California
48 Humboldt County (California) - Wink Travel Guide - Wink Travel guide
Auteur : Wink Travel guide
Genre : Travel & Adventure
Humboldt County is in the North Coast of California. It is a special area of Northern California which is well known for its massive redwood trees, microbrews, herbal refreshments, and diverse culture.

One hour from the Oregon border and sitting on the Pacific coast, opportunity for outdoor adventures is endless. Humboldt is a unique place.

Wink Travel Guides introduce you to the best world travel destinations, in a clear and concise way, illustrated by photos.

Increible
Alexander
Corazon
Naturaleza
49 El increíble viaje de Alexander von Humboldt al corazón de la naturaleza - Andrea Wulf & Lilian Melcher
Auteur : Andrea Wulf & Lilian Melcher
Genre : Science & Nature
El libro ilustrado de Alexander von Humboldt, el héroe perdido de la ciencia y padre de la ecología.

Alexander Humboldt fue un intrépido explorador y el científico más famoso de su época. Su agitada vida estuvo repleta de aventuras y descubrimientos: escaló los volcanes más altos del mundo, remó por el Orinoco y recorrió una Siberia infestada de ántrax.

Capaz de percibir la naturaleza como una fuerza global interconectada, Humboldt descubrió similitudes entre distintas zonas climáticas de todo el mundo, y previó el peligro de un cambio climático provocado por el hombre.

En este precioso libro ilustrado se recoge la historia de su viaje al corazón de la naturaleza.

Incredible
Adventures
Alexander
50 The Incredible yet True Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt - Volker Mehnert
Auteur : Volker Mehnert
Genre : Biography
Before Darwin . . . before Lewis and Clark . . . there was Alexander von Humboldt.

Explorer. Naturalist. All-around genius. Lost hero of science. In his time, Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) was world-famous. Why? He led one of the first major scientific expeditions into the South American rain forest and another into the wilds of Siberia. Carrying fragile instruments, he navigated perilous rapids and climbed the volcano of Tenerife. He observed animals, plants, and cultures that no one in Europe had ever dreamed of, and his books about them inspired a whole generation of scientists—including Charles Darwin. But before he did any of that, he was a little boy who was curious about everything (especially bugs)!

The Incredible yet True Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt will whisk you away to another time and place. Meet the young man who, defyi
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