Alexander Von Humboldt
During his lifetime he made great contributions to the study of geophysics and physical geography in their early stages. He was however a man of much wider reputation, and brought his many talents to bear on the social and political as well as the scientific scene.
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EARLY CAREER AND NEW AIMS
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