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Humboldtian Imagery and "the Humboldt of Australia"

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Title: Humboldtian Imagery and "the Humboldt of Australia"
Authors: Home, R.W.
Issue Date: Oct 1998
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Home RW. 1998. Humboldtian imagery and "the Humboldt of Australia". Pac Sci 52(4): 294-300.
Abstract: When the great German geographer August Petermann called
the botanist/explorer Ferdinand von Mueller "the Humboldt of Australia,"
what did he have in mind? Elaborating the circumstances of his doing so gives
us a new view of Alexander von Humboldt's image among nineteenth-century
scientists who declared themselves to be his followers and raises the question of
how closely this might have corresponded with the notion of "Humboldtian
science" that has been developed by present-day historians of science.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/1583
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 52, Number 4, 1998



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