Date(s) - Wednesday, Oct 02, 2019
Buffalo Museum of Science
Author Andrea Wulf, author of The Invention of Nature. Alexander von Humboldt’s New World, will give a lecture and sign her book at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway.
The event is free with museum admission.
Though almost forgotten today, Alexander von Humboldt was the most famous scientist of his age and created the foundation for many of our natural sciences. This event coincides with the 250th anniversary of his birth.
Humboldt’s restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether exploring deep into the rainforest or climbing the world’s highest volcanoes. Through his own personal scientific observation he believed that the arts and sciences were intrinsically connected, and his writings inspired some of history’s greatest minds, such as Darwin, Goethe and Jefferson.
New York Times Best-Selling author Andrea Wulf pulls stories and beautiful illustrations from her books to reveal the most famous scientist of his time.