250th Anniversary of Alexander von Humboldt with Andrea Wulf
Andrea Wulf's 2015 bestseller The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World, was a New York Times 2015 Top Ten Book and won literary honors around the world. To mark the 250th anniversary of the revolutionary naturalist-explorer-author's birth, Wulf returns to the Garden, to introduce The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt—a brilliantly evocative graphic novel developed in collaboration with Lillian Melcher.

Focusing on Humboldt's five-year expedition in South America, Wulf and Melcher incorporate pages of his own diaries, sketches, drawings, and maps to create an intimate portrait of the radical ecologist who predicted human-induced climate change, fashioned poetic narrative out of scientific observation, and influenced iconic figures such as Bolívar, Jefferson, Darwin, and Muir. Don't miss this captivating talk with Wulf and Melcher that kicks off Earth Day Weekend at NYBG!

This talk is presented by the Humanities Institute with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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