A 19th-Century Expedition To The Rim Of A Volcano
In a new graphic novel, scientist and polymath Alexander von Humboldt leads an intrepid band of scientists to catalog traces of life in a barren land.
The following is an excerpt of The Adventures Of Alexander Von Humboldt written by Andrea Wulf and illustrated by Lillian Melcher.
Excerpted from The Adventures Of Alexander Von Humboldt written by Andrea Wulf and illustrated by Lillian Melcher. Text copyright © 2019 by Andrea Wulf and illustrations copyright © 2019 by Lillian Melcher. Excerpted by permission of Pantheon Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Andrea Wulf is the author of The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt (Pantheon, 2019), The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World (Knopf, 2015), and The Founding Gardeners (Knopf, 2011). She’s based in London, England.
Lillian Melcher is an illustrator living and working in Boston, MA. Her first book is The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt (Pantheon, 2019) written by Andrea Wulf.