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

Andean subspecies perched White-rumped Hawk
My eyes are gold, and I can sing with trills, what do you have going for you / digiscoped White-rumped Hawk (Andean), Argentina 2013 / photo by the author Amethyst Qu

I don’t read a ton of biographies but once in a while, I’ll take a chance, especially if it’s somebody in the natural history field. And, thus, for Pride Month, I have embarked on, “The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World” by Andrea Wulf. He sounded like an interesting…

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