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The Passage to Cosmos: Alexander von Humboldt and the Shaping of America by [Walls, Laura Dassow]
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"By recovering the excitement of Humboldtian explorations and travel experiences, Walls wins back Humboldt for the 21st century. Through her account, he joins forces with present-day heroes such as Edward O. Wilson and his "Cosmos "of a sort, "Consilience", all of them reorienting and transforming disciplines and divisions that threaten ''to leach the poetry out of our technologically driven lives.'' Walls reclaims for the present a man whose personality and work had a formative influence on the cultural landscape of antebellum America and whose legacy may to good effect be used in addressing current affairs. I recommend "The Passage to Cosmos "as a fine piece of Humboldt scholarship, a heartfelt plea for environmental holism, and an enjoyable read."—Nicolaas A. Rupke, "Science"
--Nicolaas A. Rupke "Science "

"Not the least of the qualities of Dassow Walls’ erudite and wide-ranging narrative is that she enables us to understand something of the man’s genius and polymathic range. Humboldt’s fundamental assumption, she tells us, was that neither humans nor nature could be understood in isolation."—Jeremy Jennings, "Times Higher Education" --Jeremy Jennings "Times Higher Education "

"By recovering the excitement of Humboldtian explorations and travel experiences, Walls wins back Humboldt for the 21st century. Through her account, he joins forces with present-day heroes such as Edward O. Wilson and his "Cosmos "of a sort, "Consilience", all of them reorienting and transforming disciplines and divisions that threaten ''to leach the poetry out of our technologically driven lives.'' Walls reclaims for the present a man whose personality and work had a formative influence on the cultural landscape of antebellum America and whose legacy may to good effect be used in addressing current affairs. I recommend "The Passage to Cosmos "as a fine piece of Humboldt scholarship, a heartfelt plea for environmental holism, and an enjoyable read."--Nicolaas A./i>

--Nicolaas A. Rupke "Science "

"Not the least of the qualities of Dassow Walls' erudite and wide-ranging narrative is that she enables us to understand something of the man's genius and polymathic range. Humboldt's fundamental assumption, she tells us, was that neither humans nor nature could be understood in isolation."--Jeremy Jennings, "Times Higher Education"--Jeremy Jennings "Times Higher Education "

About the Author

Laura Dassow Walls is the William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame and the author of several books, including, most recently, Emerson’s Life in Science: The Culture of Truth.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 424 pages
  • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; 1 edition (30 Sept. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002QXMFLQ
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