"Von Humboldt is a towering Atlantic world figure. Here we can gauge the full range of his interests: from observations on ancient Mayan ruins and comparative calendric systems to prehistoric building techniques and breathtaking landscapes. Kutzinski and Ette offer expert appreciation of von Humboldt's genial cosmopolitanism." --William Boelhower, Louisiana State University
About the Author
Vera M. Kutzinski is the Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of English, professor of comparative literature, and director of the Alexander von Humboldt in English project at Vanderbilt University. Ottmar Ette is chair of romance literature at the University of Potsdam, Germany, and the author of many books on von Humboldt.