Alexander von Humboldt—Explorer Genius
Lecture no. 15 from the course: History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration
Taught by Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Learn how the scientific explorer Alexander von Humboldt—sometimes called a “second Columbus”—taught us to see the world as an interrelated ecological unit. Trace his five-year exploration of the Americas with French botanist Aimé Bonpland, in which they covered 5,950 miles and catalogued 6,300 species of plants and animals.