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In Humboldt's Footsteps: Measuring the New World

Christian Roman
July 12, 2019

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.