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Andrea Wulf and Lillian Melcher at the New York Botanical Garden

  • NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN-ROSS LECTURE HALL 2900 Southern Boulevard The Bronx, NY, 10458 United States (map)

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 Bol¡var, 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.