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The Invention of Nature: An Evening with Andrea Wulf

April 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


In partnership with The Nature Conservancy, The Mercantile Library presents

An Evening with Andrea Wulf, author of The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World


6 pm reception 6:30 program

$10 Mercantile and Nature Conservancy Members/$15 non-members: available online HERE 

Reservations required. (Online purchase automatically confirms reservation.)


Andrea Wulf, recently awarded the James Wright Award for Nature Writing by The Nature Conservancy and The Kenyon Review, reveals in her new book the extraordinary life of the visionary German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) and how he created the way we presently understand nature. Though almost forgotten today, his name lingers everywhere from the Humboldt Current to the Humboldt penguin. Humboldt was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. Wulf connects Humboldt to John Muir and Henry David Thoreau, and modern environmentalism.

In addition to The Invention of Nature, Andrea Wulf is the author of the best-selling and critically acclaimed The Brother Gardeners, and Founding Gardeners.


April 11, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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