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Views of the Cordilleras and Monuments of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas: A Critical Edition (Alexander von Humboldt in English) Hardcover – 5 Mar 2013

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  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press; Critical edition (5 Mar 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226865061
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226865065
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 4.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,186,014 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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

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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.

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An amazing labor of love - for those interested in Humboldt and early American history 4 Feb 2013
By H. Marshall - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
What is so wonderful about this book is all the work that clearly went into it. This book is a real assemblage of all the various pieces/sources that connect it in one place. The text by Humboldt is obviously not new - what is new here is the translation and that the entire text and illustrations are published at one time in one place. Though the original Humboldt text is probably not something for someone without background information on Humboldt, the introduction alone makes this book valuable. It places Humboldt and especially this work in its proper place in history.

At the end of the book the notes on the text and the notes on the books owned and probably used by Humboldt are invaluable to any researcher. This book again clearly shows Chicago University Press's commitment to publishing high quality history.

This book was a labor of love and is truly an amazing feat!
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