Schlink: In 1990, in January, I became a guest professor at Humboldt in Germany right after the wall had come down.
“Intellectuals are coming up in this country,” Humboldt says.
Yet Humboldt was not the original inventor of the inquiry into the mean temperatures.
Humboldt is said to have declared that the statue of Charles IV.
Went down the Humboldt and crossed another stream, tributary to the former.
For a list of historic "dark days," see Humboldt, Cosmos, 1-120.
"Rivers are the natural highways of nations," says Humboldt.
Humboldt says that they were cast up from subterranean sources.
The writings of Humboldt mark an era in the science of geography, and have led to many further researches.
His fame, or “glory,” to use the words of Humboldt, preceded him.
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.