The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science - Andrea Wulf

... and Booklikes-opoly free friday read #4


No one had ever come this high before, and no one had ever breathed such thin air. As he stood at the top of the world, looking down upon the mountain ranges folded beneath him, Humboldt began to see the world differently. He saw the earth as one great living organism where everything was connected, conceiving a bold new vision of nature that still influences the way we understand the natural world.


Already cross-checking on page one, because I have to look up how much 21,000 feet are in meter. I´m puzzled, because I thought in England they would use the metric system. BrokenTune might be able to enlighten me on this.