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A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Invention of Nature, comes a breathtakingly illustrated and brilliantly evocative recounting of Alexander Von Humboldt''s five year expedition in South America.


Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, but his most revolutionary idea was a radical vision of nature as a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone. His theories and ideas were profoundly influenced by a five-year exploration of South America. Now Andrea Wulf partners with artist Lillian Melcher to bring this daring expedition to life, complete with excerpts from Humboldt''s own diaries, atlases, and publications. She gives us an intimate portrait of the man who predicted human-induced climate change, fashioned poetic narrative out of scientific observation, and influenced iconic figures such as Simón Bolívar, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Darwin, and John Muir. This gorgeous account of the expedition not only shows how Humboldt honed his groundbreaking understanding of the natural world but also illuminates the man and his passions.

About the Author

ANDREA WULF lives in London. She is the author of Chasing Venus, Founding Gardeners, The Brother Gardeners, which was long-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize and awarded the American Horticultural Society Book Award, and The Invention of Nature, a national best seller that won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Costa Biography Award, and the Royal Geographical Society Ness Award and was named one of The New York Times Top 10 Books of the Year. She has written for The New York Times, the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times.

LILLIAN MELCHER is an illustrator living and working in Boston, MA. Lillian graduated in 2016 from Parsons School of Design with a degree in illustration. She has been honored with the SCBWI Student Illustrator Scholarship for her picture book portfolio.

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Rubria
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Somebody was very rushed to finish the ilustrations of the book
Reviewed in the United States on May 6, 2019
The beautiful ilustration in the cover of the book made me think it would be the same once I opened the book. I couldn''t even pay attention to the content.
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Arrhenius
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Graphical Novel + Natural History == Hook on Love of Science
Reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2019
This book is a History of Science in graphic novel form. It is indeed an unusual format. It is not intended to be a replacement for the excellent « Invention of Nature » book by Andrea Wolf. Rather, it seems to be an alternate entry point for non-scientists or... See more
This book is a History of Science in graphic novel form. It is indeed an unusual format. It is not intended to be a replacement for the excellent « Invention of Nature » book by Andrea Wolf. Rather, it seems to be an alternate entry point for non-scientists or novice-scientists and lovers of knowledge to be compelled by an excellent story and illustrated natural history of the Western Scientific Discovery of South America.

This graphical book is a way to compel kids and newcomers to love this genre of the history of science. It reads best in print (not digitally). I really enjoyed Wulf’s original novel on Humboldt. My K-8 aged kids really love this format. My two kids compete over who gets to read each page. (!) I am excited to see science communicated in this visually compelling way. I hope that it makes an entryway for more people to grow and love science.

I wish that this graphical book had woven in more scientific names in footnotes and that it had woven in factoids — hopefully these will be included in a second edition. **Maybe a few of the original sketches**

In short, SCIENCE communication in GRAPHIC NOVEL format— informative, interesting and visually compelling make this graphic novel worth purchase and 5-stars.

This book is BIG — it is coffee table sized (larger than a legal-sheet of paper). And it is beautiful. Enjoy.
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a delight
Reviewed in the United States on August 16, 2019
this book was a delight to read. the illustrations and texts are informative in spite the shortness of the texts. However, they grasp the communicate the entire feeling of the specific situations. highly recommend it. After i wrote my review i just looked at... See more
this book was a delight to read. the illustrations and texts are informative in spite the shortness of the texts. However, they grasp the communicate the entire feeling of the specific situations.
highly recommend it.

After i wrote my review i just looked at the negative reviews already there. I think one can look at this book as an appetizer to read more about Humboldt. At least i learnt a lot from the book. What impressed me most was that he already saw the carelessness we humans deal with nature. we just have no respect and think things are all in abundance but today we know they are not. He figured all this out long ago.
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Steve Willard
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Learn about Von Humboldt in beautiful text and illustrations!
Reviewed in the United States on June 26, 2019
Andrea Wulf and Lillian Melcher have created a true gem in their 2019 Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt -- gorgeous, detailed illustrations and thoughtful, descriptive prose. Certainly not as well known as he should be, if there was ever a ''most interesting... See more
Andrea Wulf and Lillian Melcher have created a true gem in their 2019 Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt -- gorgeous, detailed illustrations and thoughtful, descriptive prose.

Certainly not as well known as he should be, if there was ever a ''most interesting man'', Alexander Von Humboldt would be among top candidates. His wide-vision curiosity and physical tenacity were amazing! Traipsing into Washington DC from Europe, Humboldt fascinated Jefferson, and was invited to Monticello where the two conversed intently for a couple of weeks.

Humboldt''s ~ 1815 ''Personal Narrative...'' of his central and south American explorations is a bit dense. But, as an introduction of the man for the younger set (and admirers of any age) this graphic narrative really brings his explorations to vivid experience.

A most impressive accomplishment by Wulf and Melcher; deserves a fond place among your books!
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John Smith
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Incredibly beautiful illustrations. Great gift for young and old. Cosmology to biology to history.
Reviewed in the United States on June 25, 2019
Incredible history of one of the last great broad scientists who innovated in every area and explored the known world.
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beautiful book!
Reviewed in the United States on April 15, 2020
admittedly i bought the book because of the cover. however i was drawn into the story because of the way the book was written and illustrated. what an amazing man, albeit conceited perhaps. i had no idea what great lengths he and others went through to truly "map" our world... See more
admittedly i bought the book because of the cover. however i was drawn into the story because of the way the book was written and illustrated. what an amazing man, albeit conceited perhaps. i had no idea what great lengths he and others went through to truly "map" our world properly. definitely a keeper. my one complaint about the book is that the text at times was faint, and could have used a bit more darker ink to make it easier to read.
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Norman J. Slawsky
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A beautiful and creative book.
Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2021
The Invention of Nature about Humboldt''s life and adventures was exciting enough but this book was like watching a movie of Humboldt''s South American adventures. The illustrations are magnificent and creative and the text puts you into the adventure. The author is careful... See more
The Invention of Nature about Humboldt''s life and adventures was exciting enough but this book was like watching a movie of Humboldt''s South American adventures. The illustrations are magnificent and creative and the text puts you into the adventure. The author is careful to give credit through Humboldt to the indigenous peoples and highlight Humboldt''s development of the concept of the interconnectedness of nature as a fabric and not a single genus or species.
Thank you to Andrea Wulf and Lillian Melcher and to Pantheon for producing a beautiful and memorable book.
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The ink alone is incredible.
Reviewed in the United States on April 4, 2019
The gold ink on the cover of this book justifies the price of admission from the get go. The story is great, the illustrations bring it right to life. Humboldt''s fascination with creatures, and environments is contagious!
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John Theakstone
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Read Andrea Wulf''s ''The Invention of Nature''
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 13, 2019
I bought this book for a friend because I was so impressed by Andrea Wulf''s ''The Invention of Nature. On first seeing it I was taken aback, not being a reader of graphic non-fiction. However, I decided to give it a go before handing it over, and was more impressed than I...See more
I bought this book for a friend because I was so impressed by Andrea Wulf''s ''The Invention of Nature. On first seeing it I was taken aback, not being a reader of graphic non-fiction. However, I decided to give it a go before handing it over, and was more impressed than I had expected to be. The humour of the book - both in the text and in the illustrations - merits a mention. I hope it will direct readers'' attention to Andrea Wulf''s earlier work, a remarkably good account of Humboldt.
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H. Taylor
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Great book!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 19, 2019
Large hardback folio book, first edition. Not a traditional graphic book, but interestingly drawn, engaging pictures and speech bubbles, erudite observations noted by the people in the book, both protagonist and bit player alike. Von Humboldt adventures in South America...See more
Large hardback folio book, first edition. Not a traditional graphic book, but interestingly drawn, engaging pictures and speech bubbles, erudite observations noted by the people in the book, both protagonist and bit player alike. Von Humboldt adventures in South America redrew maps of the time, inspired Darwin''s travels and discovered thousands of plants and species. If all history and the sciences were couched in this way perhaps there''d be better results in schools!
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Beautiful book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 25, 2020
Beautiful book. Shame cover on spine was damaged when it arrived (presumably pre packing given good packing). But too busy to return.
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Brilliant graphic non fiction.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 10, 2019
A a blend of the style of a graphic novel and a nonfiction bio of Humboldts Journey around South America and beyond. Using background collages of Humboldt''s original documents, journals and drawings the reader gets real feel of Humboldt''s character as you follow him on his...See more
A a blend of the style of a graphic novel and a nonfiction bio of Humboldts Journey around South America and beyond. Using background collages of Humboldt''s original documents, journals and drawings the reader gets real feel of Humboldt''s character as you follow him on his journey. A beautiful and fascinating book.
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Highly recommend.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 31, 2019
Beautiful book, filled with amazing illustrations and telling the story of a man I knew little about.....can’t praise this book enough....wonderful to own, wonderful to gift....
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