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Selected writings / (Record no. 104943)

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001 - CONTROL NUMBER
control field 20661667
003 - CONTROL NUMBER IDENTIFIER
control field IeDuRDS
005 - DATE AND TIME OF LATEST TRANSACTION
control field 20190521102318.0
008 - FIXED-LENGTH DATA ELEMENTS--GENERAL INFORMATION
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010 ## - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CONTROL NUMBER
LC control number 2018038564
020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9781101908075 (hardback)
040 ## - CATALOGING SOURCE
Original cataloging agency DLC
Language of cataloging eng
Transcribing agency DLC
Description conventions rda
Modifying agency DLC
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082 00 - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 508.07
Edition number 23
100 1# - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Humboldt, Alexander von,
Dates associated with a name 1769-1859
9 (RLIN) 98544
240 10 - UNIFORM TITLE
Uniform title Works.
Form subheading Selections.
Language of a work English.
Date of a work 2018
245 10 - TITLE STATEMENT
Title Selected writings /
Statement of responsibility, etc. Alexander von Humboldt ; edited and introduced by Andrea Wulf.
264 #1 - PRODUCTION, PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, MANUFACTURE, AND COPYRIGHT NOTICE
Place of production, publication, distribution, manufacture London :
Name of producer, publisher, distributor, manufacturer Alfred A. Knopf,
Date of production, publication, distribution, manufacture, or copyright notice 2018.
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent xliv, 792 pages :
Other physical details illustrations, maps ;
Dimensions 21 cm.
490 0# - SERIES STATEMENT
Series statement Everyman's library ;
Volume/sequential designation 387
500 ## - GENERAL NOTE
General note Includes index.
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc. "A new hardcover selection of the best writings of the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world. Selected and introduced by Andrea Wulf. Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. His life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether he was climbing volcanoes in the Andes, racing through anthrax-infected Siberia, or publishing groundbreaking best sellers. Ahead of his time, he recognized nature as an interdependent whole and he saw before anyone else that humankind was on a path to destroy it. His visits to the Americas led him to argue that the indigenous peoples possessed ancient cultures with sophisticated languages, architecture, and art, and his expedition to Cuba prompted him to denounce slavery as "the greatest evil ever to have afflicted humanity." To Humboldt, the melody of his prose was as important as its empirical content, and this selection from his most famous works--including Cosmos, Views of Nature, and Views of the Cordilleras and Monuments of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, among others--allows us the pleasure of reading his own accounts of his daring explorations. Humboldt's writings profoundly influenced naturalists and poets including Darwin, Thoreau, Muir, Goethe, Wordsworth, and Whitman. The Selected Writingsis not only a tribute to Humboldt's important role in environmental history and science, but also to his ability to fashion powerfully poetic narratives out of scientific observations"--
Assigning source Provided by publisher.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Natural history.
9 (RLIN) 6129
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Natural history
Geographic subdivision South America.
9 (RLIN) 109208
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element South America
General subdivision Description and travel.
9 (RLIN) 134198
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Plant ecology.
9 (RLIN) 106314
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Indians of South America
Geographic subdivision Andes Region
General subdivision Antiquities.
9 (RLIN) 134199
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Cosmography.
9 (RLIN) 113170
700 1# - ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Wulf, Andrea,
Relator term editor.
9 (RLIN) 45827
830 ## - SERIES ADDED ENTRY--UNIFORM TITLE
9 (RLIN) 112733
Uniform title Everyman's library
942 ## - ADDED ENTRY ELEMENTS (KOHA)
Source of classification or shelving scheme
Koha item type Loanable Book
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