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

  • The Invention of Nature
The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the process created modern environmentalism.

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The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science

Synopsis: The acclaimed author of The Brother Gardeners and Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of the visionary German naturalist whose ideas continue to influence how we view ourselves and our relationship with the natural world today.
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‘The Invention of Nature’ positions Alexander von Humboldt as the godfather of environmentalism

For all the good that came out of the Paris climate summit earlier this month, one major question remained unanswered: What do fully developed nations owe the ones still catching up? India, the largest developing nation, demanded that advanced economies …
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The Invention of Nature,’ by Andrea Wulf

Alexander von Humboldt was the pre-eminent scientist of his time. Contemporaries spoke of him as second in fame only to Napoleon. All over the Americas and the English-speaking world, towns and rivers are still named after him, along with mountain ranges …
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Data Mining 200 Years of Patent Office Records To Reveal The Nature of Invention – MIT Technology Review

Data Mining 200 Years of Patent Office Records To Reveal The Nature of Invention
MIT Technology Review
There are work relies on data gathered by the US Patent Office, which uses an elaborate system of technology codes to classify the technologies responsible for an invention's novelty. Inventions that rely on a single technology have a single code. But

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5 collegiate inventions to change the world (or at least help your dog) – Mother Nature Network

5 collegiate inventions to change the world (or at least help your dog)
Mother Nature Network
But some college students are moving beyond both text books and the drunken hook-up scene — developing their own inventions and innovations that they are in the process of bringing to market. Here are some of our favorites. An easy-to-use, reusable

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