Aaron Sachs’s impressive study of Alexander von Humboldt’s influence on nineteenth-century American explorer-scientists reexamines terrain long familiar to historians of science and of exploration. It also advances a post-postcolonial perspective on Humboldt’s influence in the United States that is ultimately an argument about the history of environmental thought and activism in America in general.
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Copyright 2008 University of Chicago Press. The original published version may be found here.
Stewart, Mart A., "Review of: The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism" (2008). History Faculty and Staff Publications. 20.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Scientists--Germany--Biography; Scientific expeditions--History--19th century
Subjects - Names (LCNAF)
Sachs, Aaron (Aaron Jacob). The Humboldt current; Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859