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Cosmos: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe
The first volume of 'Cosmos', his five-volume survey of the universe, appeared in 1845, though Humboldt had labored on the entire work for nearly half a century. He scrupulously sent sections of theExpand
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Political Essay On The Kingdom Of New Spain
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Aspects of Nature, in Different Lands and Different Climates; With Scientific Elucidations
A solution to get the problem off, have you found it? Really? What kind of solution do you resolve the problem? From what sources? Well, there are so many questions that we utter every day. No matterExpand
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Views of Nature: Or Contemplations on the Sublime Phenomena of Creation; with Scientific Illustrations
Hand-writing, and a comprehensive Index.?London, 1850. Post 8vo, pp. 452. The history of this work is almost as remarkable as its contents. The first edition, published forty-six years ago, consistedExpand
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Biotechnology for bio fuels: lignocellulosic ethanol production.
Biomass for fuels from renewable sources has been regarded as a feasible solution to the energy and environmental problems in the fore seeable future. E thanol and biodiesel are predominantlyExpand
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Essay on the Geography of Plants
The legacy of Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) looms large over the natural sciences. His 1799-1804 research expedition to Central and South America with botanist Aime Bonpland set the course forExpand
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