This is the second episode of our discussion of Andrea Wulf's biography of Alexander von Humboldt, The Invention of Nature. In this episode, we will discuss parts 3 and 4. As always with the book club, in each episode we will talk about whatever happened, so there will be spoilers and it probably makes most sense if you have read as far as we have.
For this series, I'm joined by Cody Kommers, former guest of the podcast (episode 4), fellow podcaster, and fellow PhD student in cognitive neuroscience. Cody has a particular interest in travel and psychology.
Bryson (2004). A short history of nearly everything. Broadway.
Foer (2012). Moonwalking with Einstein: The art and science of remembering everything.
Freud (1905). The interpretation of dreams.
Geertz (1973). The interpretation of cultures.
Humboldt & Bonpland (1807). Essay on the Geography of Plants. University of Chicago Press.
Humboldt (1807). Views of nature. University of Chicago Press.
Humboldt (1807). Personal narrative of travels to the equinoctial regions of the new continent during the years 1799-1804. G. Bell.
Humboldt (1845-62). Cosmos: a sketch of a physical description of the universe. Harper.
Luria (1968). The Mind of a Mnemonist: A Little Book about a Vast Memory.
Sacks (1985). The man who mistook his wife for a hat. Duckworth.
Wulf (2015). The invention of nature: Alexander von Humboldt's new world. Knopf.