ReviewAlexander von Humboldt: a revolutionary explorer
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2008/03/01 Review article DOI: 10.1016/j.endeavour.2008.01.001
After he returned from his five-year expedition to the New World, Alexander von Humboldt promoted himself as a Romantic explorer. Although this image pervades British perceptions, political movements have fashioned different heroic versions of Humboldt in Germany and South America.
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