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Humboldt and Jefferson : a transatlantic friendship of the enlightenment, Sandra Rebok

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Humboldt and Jefferson : a transatlantic friendship of the enlightenment
Title
Humboldt and Jefferson
Title remainder
a transatlantic friendship of the enlightenment
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Sandra Rebok
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Language
eng
Summary
Humboldt and Jefferson explores the relationship between two fascinating personalities: the Prussian explorer, scientist, and geographer Alexander von Humboldt (1769<U+0127> �1859) and the American statesman, architect, and naturalist Thomas Jefferson (1743<U+0127> �1826). In the wake of his famous expedition through the Spanish colonies in the spring of 1804, Humboldt visited the United States, where he met several times with then-president Jefferson. A warm and fruitful friendship resulted, and the two men corresponded a good deal over the years, speculating together on topics of mutual interest, including natural history, geography, and the formation of an international scientific network. Living in revolutionary societies, both were deeply concerned with the human condition, and each vested hope in the new American nation as a possible answer to many of the deficiencies characterizing European societies at the time. The intellectual exchange between the two over the next twenty-one years touched on the pivotal events of those times, such as the independence movement in Latin America and the applicability of the democratic model to that region, the relationship between America and Europe, and the latest developments in scientific research and various technological projects. Humboldt and Jefferson explores the world in which these two Enlightenment figures lived and the ways their lives on opposite sides of the Atlantic defined their respective convictions.--
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Rebok, Sandra
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Humboldt, Alexander von
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Scientific expeditions
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Humboldt and Jefferson : a transatlantic friendship of the enlightenment, Sandra Rebok
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Biographical backgrounds -- Humboldt's visit to the United States -- Transatlantic experiences -- A transatlantic network of knowledge and ideas -- Jefferson presents his new nation -- Views of the Haitian revolution -- Engagement with the natural world -- Parallels and discrepancies -- Epilogue
Control code
FIEb17535876
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 220 pages
Isbn
9780813935690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)864505234
Label
Humboldt and Jefferson : a transatlantic friendship of the enlightenment, Sandra Rebok
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Biographical backgrounds -- Humboldt's visit to the United States -- Transatlantic experiences -- A transatlantic network of knowledge and ideas -- Jefferson presents his new nation -- Views of the Haitian revolution -- Engagement with the natural world -- Parallels and discrepancies -- Epilogue
Control code
FIEb17535876
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 220 pages
Isbn
9780813935690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)864505234

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