The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World

Monday, March 15, 2021
5:00PM

with Andrea Wulf

In this beautifully illustrated talk, award-winning and best-selling author Andrea Wulf tells the story of Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), the great scientist and intrepid explorer whose life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether exploring deep into the rainforest or climbing the world’s highest volcanoes. He turned scientific observation into poetic narrative, and his writings inspired naturalists and poets such as Darwin and Goethe but also politicians such as Jefferson and Bolivar.

Book signing to follow.

The Four Arts is putting a “Spotlight on History” this season. The series, featuring prominent female historians, is made possible thanks to the generosity of Bo and Anna Polk.

 

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