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

Andrea Wulf’s

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

Sunday, May 22, 2016, 2PM - 3PM

 

Concord Museum

53 Lexington Road

Concord, MA

New York Times best-selling author, Andrea Wulf reveals in her new book the extraordinary life of the visionary German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) and how he created the way we understand nature today. Wulf argues that it was Humboldt’s influence that led John Muir to his ideas of preservation and that shaped Thoreau’s ‘Walden.’ In The Invention of Nature, Wulf brings this lost hero to science and the forgotten father of environmentalism back to life. 

$10 Concord Museum Members, $15 Non-members. Register online by clicking here, or call 978-369-9763 ext. 216. A book signing will follow the lecture.