The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World
Wednesday 18 November, 18.30-20.00, British Library Terrace Restaurant, £8 / £6 / £5 Book via the BL Box Office
The visionary German naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was daringly adventurous but also created the way we understand nature today. He was the most famous scientist of his age and predicted human-induced climate change. Andrea Wulf (2013 Eccles British Library Writer in Residence) traces his ideas as they go on to revolutionize and shape science, conservation, nature writing, politics, art and the theory of evolution. The event will be followed by a drinks reception and book signing. Find out more…
Organised by the Eccles Centre for American Studies in collaboration with the American Museum in Britain.