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Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 Vol. 3

By: Aime Bonpland and Alexander von Humboldt
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"Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Vol. 3," authored by Aimé Bonpland and Alexander von Humboldt, is a monumental work that chronicles their scientific expedition across the diverse landscapes of South America. Readers are compelled to continue reading to find out what happens next since the title character is so indulgent. Some stories are gruesome and bizarre, while others softly creep up on you and pull you in. The narrative is a captivating account of exploration, scientific inquiry, and cultural documentation. The book encompasses Volume 3 of their journey, detailing their travels from Spain to the northern parts of South America, particularly Venezuela and Colombia. Humboldt and Bonpland, both distinguished naturalists and explorers, embarked on a five-year expedition to study the region's geography, geology, flora, fauna, and indigenous cultures. Their goal was to comprehensively document and analyze the equatorial regions, shedding light on previously unknown aspects of the natural world. Throughout the narrative, the authors vividly describe their experiences, ranging from navigating treacherous terrains to conducting meticulous scientific experiments. They meticulously document the geological features, including the majestic Andes Mountains, and provide insights into the local flora and fauna.

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Aime Bonpland and Alexander von Humboldt

Aimé Jacques Alexandre Bonpland was a French adventurer and botanist who lived from August 22, 1773, to May 11, 1858. From 1799 to 1804, he went to Latin America with Alexander von Humboldt. He co-wrote many of the scientific papers that came out of their trip. Bonpl. is the normal author abbreviation that is used to show that this person wrote a botanical name? He was born in La Rochelle, France, on August 22, or August 29, 1773, as Aimé Jacques Alexandre Goujaud. His father was a doctor, and he went to Paris with his brother Michael around 1790 to study medicine with him. From 1791 on, they took classes at the Botanical Museum of Natural History in Paris. Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, and René Louiche Desfontaines were some of their teachers. Aimé learned under Jean-Nicolas Corvisart and may have taken classes at the Hôtel-Dieu with Pierre-Joseph Desault. During this time, Aimé also became friendly with Xavier Bichat, who was also a student. Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt was a German philosopher, traveler, geographer, naturalist, and naturalist who lived from September 14, 1769, to May 6, 1859. He was a supporter of Romantic science and philosophy. He was the younger brother of Wilhelm von Humboldt, who was a German minister, philosopher, and scientist and lived from 1767 to 1835. The study of biogeography was started by Humboldt's quantitative work on botanical geography. He was also one of the first people to push for long-term systematic geophysical measurement, which led to the development of modern geomagnetic and meteorological monitoring. From 1799 to 1804, Humboldt traveled a lot in the Americas. He was the first modern Western scientist to explore and write about these places. Over the course of 21 years, his account of the trip was written up and released in several books. Humboldt was one of the first people to say that the lands that now border the Atlantic Ocean (mainly South America and Africa) used to be one big area.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 384Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359399698
  • ISBN-13:9789359399690
  • Item Weight: 576g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 21.1mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : History / General