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              Books by Andrea Wulf

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              The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession
                 

              The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession (Paperback)

              By Wulf, Andrea

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              One January morning in 1734, cloth merchant Peter Collinson hurried down to the docks at London's Custom House to collect cargo just arrived from John Bartram in the American colonies. But it was not bales of cotton that awaited him, but plants and seeds.

              ISBN 9780099502371
              Released AU 1 Apr 2009
              Publisher Cornerstone
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt

              The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt (Hardback)

              By Wulf, Andrea; Melcher, Lillian

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              The remarkable adventures of Alexander von Humboldt -- the great lost scientist -- brought to life in this graphic novel.

              ISBN 9781473668317
              Released AU 14 May 2019
              Publisher John Murray Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science: Costa & Royal Society Prize Winner

              The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science: Costa & Royal Society Prize Winner (Paperback)

              By Wulf, Andrea

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              Before Longitude no one remembered John Harrison. The Invention of Nature does the same for Alexander von Humboldt

              ISBN 9781848549005
              Released AU 31 May 2016
              Publisher John Murray Press
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens
               

              Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens (Paperback)

              By Wulf, Andrea

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              Transits of Venus come in pairs, eight years apart - the next one will be June 2012, and won't occur again until December 2117. We will therefore be the last people for more than a century to see a phenomenon that inspired scientists from all over the world to work together for t...he first time in the history of mankind.
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              ISBN 9780099538325
              Released AU 15 Mar 2013
              Publisher Cornerstone
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              The Founding Gardeners: How the Revolutionary Generation created an American Eden
               

              The Founding Gardeners: How the Revolutionary Generation created an American Eden (Paperback)

              By Wulf, Andrea

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              Tells the story of how George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and James Madison's passion for nature, plants, agriculture and gardens shaped the birth of America.

              ISBN 9780099525622
              Released AU 2 Apr 2012
              Publisher Cornerstone
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              Selected Writings
               

              Selected Writings (Hardback)

              By Humboldt, Alexander Von; Edited by Wulf, Andrea

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              In 1914 Paul Boumer and his classmates are marched to the local recruiting office by a sentimentally patriotic form-master. On a calm October day in 1918, only a few weeks before the Armistice, Paul will be the last of them to be killed. In All Quiet on the Western Front he tells... their story. A few years after it was published in 1929 the Nazis would denounce and publicly burn Remarque's novel for insulting the heroic German army - in other words, for 'telling it like it was' for the common soldier on the front line where any notions of glory and national destiny were soon blasted away by the dehumanizing horror of modern warfare. Remarque has an extraordinary power of describing fear- the appalling tension of being holed up in a dugout under heavy bombardment; the animal instinct to kill or be killed which takes over during hand-to-hand combat. He also has an eye for the grimly comic- the consignment of coffins Paul and his friends pass as they make their way up the line for a new offensive; the young soldiers joyfully tucking into double rations when half their company are unexpectedly wiped out. Remarque's elegy for a sacrificed generation is all the more devastating for the laconic prose in which his teenaged veteran narrates shocking experiences which for him have become the stuff of daily life. Paul cannot imagine a life after the war and can no longer relate to his family when he returns home on leave. Only the camaraderie of his diminishing circle of friends has any meaning for him. He comes especially to depend on an older comrade, Stanislaus Katczinsky, and one of the most poignant moments in the book is when he carries the wounded Kat on his back under fire to the field dressing station, with starkly tragic outcome. The saddest and most compelling war story ever written.
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              ISBN 9781841593876
              Released AU 18 Oct 2018
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt's New World
               

              The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt's New World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wulf, Andrea

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              A portrait of the German naturalist reveals his ongoing influence on humanity's relationship with the natural world today, discussing such topics as his views on climate change, conservation, and nature as a resource for all life.

              ISBN 9780345806291
              Released AU 4 Oct 2016
              Publisher Vintage
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              Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation
               

              Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wulf, Andrea

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              From the author of the acclaimed The Brother Gardeners, a fascinating view into the founding fathers from the unique and intimate perspective of their lives as gardeners, plantsmen, and farmers that reveal an overlooked ideology of the American Revolution.

              ISBN 9780307390684
              Released AU 3 Apr 2012
              Publisher Vintage
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              Series Vintage
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              The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obession
                

              The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obession (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wulf, Andrea

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              Bringing to life the science and adventure of 18th-century plant collecting, The Brother Gardeners is the story of how six men created the modern garden and changed the horticultural world in the process.

              ISBN 9780307454751
              Released AU 9 Mar 2010
              Publisher Random House
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              Series Vintage
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              En Busca de Venus / Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens
               

              En Busca de Venus / Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wulf, Andrea

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              Un emocionante relato de como los cientificos ilustrados se unieron para medir las profundidades del universo. El 6 de junio de 1761 cientos de cientificos de paises europeos y de las colonias norteamericanas fueron enviados a los rincones mas remotos de nuestro planeta para obse...rvar el raro encuentro celeste entre la Tierra, Venus y el Sol, que permitiria calcular el tamano del sistema solar. En busca de Venus narra de manera extraordinaria la vida de los hombres y mujeres que se embarcaron en esta compleja y esencial aventura y nos ofrece un vivido retrato de las colaboraciones, las rivalidades y los acontecimientos politicos que fueron obstaculizando cada paso de la investigacion. Un libro rebosante de accion, detalles maravillosos y entusiasmo cientifico que nos revela el espiritu de la Ilustracion y la eterna obsesion del hombre por entender el mundo. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION On two days in 1761 and 1769 hundreds of astronomers pointed their telescopes towards the skies to observe a rare astronomical event: the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. United by this momentous occasion, scientists from around the globe came together to answer the essential question: how can the universe be measured? In Chasing Venus Andrea Wulf paints a vivid portrait of the rivalries, triumphs and misfortunes that befell these men, along with their passion and determination to succeed. This extraordinary book tells their story and how one single event prompted the first international scientific collaboration.
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              ISBN 9788430623211
              Released AU 18 Aug 2020
              Publisher Taurus
              Interest Age General Audience
              Language (Spanish)
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