Alexander von Humboldt and the General Physics of the Earth

  title={Alexander von Humboldt and the General Physics of the Earth},
  author={Stephen T. Jackson},
  pages={596 - 597}
In the early 19th century, Alexander von Humboldt laid the foundations for today's Earth system sciences. As scientists are celebrating the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his On the Origin of Species, Darwin's ideas continue to shape and enrich the sciences (1). 4 May 2009 marks the 150th anniversary of the death of another 19th-century figure—Alexander von Humboldt—whose scientific legacy also flourishes in the 21st century. Humboldt… 
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