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The various figures of Mountains in Humboldt's Science and Rhetoric

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Published in CyberGEO. 2012
Abstract Though mountains are mentioned almost everywhere in Humboldt's narratives, none of his writings was specifically dedicated to mountains as a type of landform, milieu, or category of knowledge. Aiming to contribute to a greater understanding of Humboldt's worldview, this essay strives to explain why mountains are valuable as objects his reflection. It points to the frequency with which Humboldt mentions mountains in his writings, the various scientific perspectives evoked in these references, and the overall coherence of his observations and perspectives.
Keywords HumboldtMountainsHistory of science
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Research groups Environnement et Territorialités
ISE Pôle de gouvernance de l'environnement et de développement territorial (PGEDT)
ISE Biodiversité
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DEBARBIEUX, Bernard. The various figures of Mountains in Humboldt's Science and Rhetoric. In: CyberGEO, 2012. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:34562

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