Nearly two years ago, mention of
Alexander von Humboldt in perhaps a nature doco made me realise I knew almost nothing of him except for the current and penguin species named after him.
After checking out a few docos on YouTube,
I was much impressed.
Last Christmas I went to a book shop looking for presents and lo and behold, there on display was this newly published biography.
I immediately bought it as a present to myself, but it has taken me five months to begin it and a month to read.
Click here for my attempt to show why he is worthy of such
a grand book title.
Book Finished: The INVENTION of NATURE The Adventures of ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT The Lost Hero of Science
I am an extremely intelligent, witty and fascinating guy.