'Humboldt hopes to measure everything on the planet, perhaps as a way of mastering a world that he can't seem to participate in normally: "Whenever things were frigtening, he writes, "it was a good idea to measure them".

— book review by Ron Charles, about Alexander von Humboldt  

  • Save this Post to Scrapbook

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *