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The Invention of Nature



It seems conservationists these days are in abundance however, until recently there were very few people interested in the earth’s well being. The man who paved the way for so many after him is often overlooked by names like Darwin and Thoreau. However, it was Alexander von Humboldt who was the first to speak to some of the most important issues many we are still facing today. He grew up in Germany and spent his young years unsure of what he wanted to do. As time went on he became increasingly interested in botany. He started by collecting plant specimens and classifying them in the outskirts of Berlin but grew anxious to travel as a scientific explorer. Humboldt's travels took him to South America and Europe where he wrote extensively on his findings. And although Humboldt has several destinations in him name, few people know his legacy. A man with that much importance should be recognized among the great explorers.

Bestselling author Andrea Wulf is bringing Humboldt's importance to the general public with the book The Invention of Nature her most recent of five books. It received rave reviews, and is listed as “Notable Books in 2015” by the New York Times. Head to the Marin Art and Garden center to attend a lecture and reception by Wulf.

If You Go

When: April 5, 2016 6:00 p.m to 8 p.m.

Where: Marin Art & Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd in Ross

Cost: $45

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