In the travel world this refers to anything that has not been man made.
In this definition of nature there is also a further distinction between living or non living nature. Non living nature are things that are not man made and which are not alive such as stones, water, air, metals or planets. Living nature refers to all living things on Earth including people, animals, plants and bacteria. This is an automatic compilation of DW content pertaining to "nature".
Alexander von Humboldt went to South America looking to understanding how "all the forces of nature are intertwined and interconnected". He found the inspiration he needed climbing the volcano Chimborazo. These insights led to his pioneering ideas on ecology and plant geography.
As a geologist, humanist and pioneer of ecology, Alexander von Humboldt continues to inspire scientists today. On his expedition to South America, he challenged European notions about the New World and honed his vision of the unity of nature. Our last stop.