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Andrea Wulf is an English historian and writer, born in New Delhi, India in 1972. She studied design at the Royal College of Art. She is a public speaker and has lectured in the UK and USA. Her books include This Other Eden: Seven Great Gardens and 300 Years of English History; Founding Gardeners: show more The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation; and Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens. Her award winning book, The Brother Gardeners, received a CBHL Annual Literature Award in 2010. The Invention of Nature: How Alexander Von Humboldt Revolutionized Our World, received the 2015 Costa Book Award in the biography category, and the 2016 Royal Society Science Book Prize for 'outstanding popular science books' written for a non-specialist audience. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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interesting survey of some of the important characters of English gardening in the 18th century and, therefore , of world gardening and history. Like so many, she laid into Linnaeus, whose vainglorious boasts seems to prevent him from getting the credit he is actually due. Would have liked even more of banks and Solander and of the american gardeners. Interesting focus on trees and shrubs, know they predominated but would have liked a bit more on flowers
 
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cspiwak | 13 other reviews | Mar 6, 2024 |
Fantastic. Places Humboldt firmly at the center of naturalism and ecology, where he belongs
 
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cspiwak | 82 other reviews | Mar 6, 2024 |
wish they had half stars. I enjoyed this a lot, surprisingly so, since I only have a mild interest in astronomy. It has some tales of adventure- though if you are only going to read one book about a scientific expedition in the 1700's going awry- I reccomend The Mapmaker's Wife.
 
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cspiwak | 6 other reviews | Mar 6, 2024 |
A great read about the man who 'discovered' the world. Wulf is a superb writer.
 
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