|Humboldt (hŭm'bōlt', hm'bôlt') Pronunciation Key
German naturalist and writer who explored South America, Cuba, and Mexico (1799-1804) and recorded a wide range of species, particularly plants, and attempted to explain their geographic distribution with respect to their environment. His work laid the foundation the science of ecology.
|baron alexander von humboldt|
|German naturalist who explored Central and South America and provided a comprehensive description of the physical universe (1769-1859) [syn: Humboldt]|