Alexander Von Humbolt

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ISBN 100791028585
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Humboldt, Alexander von, Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe (5 volumes; New York: Harper and Bros., ), trans. by E. Otté, B. Paul, and W. Dallas. Views of Nature by Alexander von Humboldt,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Alexander was the second son of the couple. His older brother, Wilhelm, had been born two years before him. Growing up, the two brothers were often educated by the.

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