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.
The Explorations Of An Early Climate Change Detective
Scenes from a new illustrated book bring the findings of naturalist and adventurer Alexander von Humboldt back to life.
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.
A Science Hero, Lost and Found
In “The Invention of Nature,” historian Andrea Wulf restores forgotten explorer and scientist Alexander von Humboldt to his rightful place in science history.
From Atop an Ecuadorian Peak, an Epiphany About Nature
An excerpt from “The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World.”