Andrea Wulf, Historian
1 Session: Monday, October 5, 6:00–7:00pm (Reception at 5:30pm)
Location: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston
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. Though almost forgotten today, his name lingers everywhere from the Humboldt Current to the Humboldt penguin. Humboldt was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. Wulf traces Humboldt’s influences through the great minds he inspired in revolution, evolution, ecology, conservation, art and literature. In The Invention of Nature, Wulf brings this lost hero to science and the forgotten father of environmentalism back to life.
Fee Free member, $20 nonmember
Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.
Offered with the Massachusetts Historical Society