Chapter

Manifest Destinies

in The Passage to Cosmos

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9780226871820
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226871844 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226871844.003.0004
Manifest Destinies

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This chapter discusses the following: Humboldt's visit to the United States in 1804; his scientific work and publications while in Paris; his move to Berlin in early 1827, where he became the king's own Voltaire; his efforts to help reorganize Germany's struggling scientific society, the German Association of Naturalists and Physicians; and the growth and splintering of Humboldtian science across the procession of voyages and explorations it inspired.

Keywords: Alexander von Humboldt; United States; Paris; Berlin; Naturalists and Physicians; Humboldtian science

Chapter.  22842 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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