Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World

Andrea Wulf, read by David Drummond. HighBridge Audio, 14 hrs., $39.99 ISBN 978-1-62231-980-0
Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) has been a major influence and inspiration in the world of science for centuries, though many are unfamiliar with his work today. Wulf composed this rich account to rekindle interest in the Prussian scientist and explorer. Throughout, she shows that Humboldt is responsible for how we think of the natural world today. In the audio edition, voice actor Drummond’s deep and slightly raspy voice make Humboldt’s adventures and interactions all the more exciting, and he masterfully captures flow of the prose. Drummond reads the scientific language with confidence and fluidity, which makes it easier for the listener to follow. A Scribner hardcover. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 01/25/2016
Release date: 10/01/2015
Genre: Audio
Hardcover - 496 pages - 978-0-385-35066-2
Paperback - 576 pages - 978-0-345-80629-1
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