Humboldt and Jefferson: A Transatlantic Friendship of the Enlightenment

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Based upon years of original research in Europe and the United States, this book is the only sustained study of the relationship of two of the great figures of the Enlightenment. It is illuminating particularly of the neglected scientific interests of Thomas Jefferson. It is important for our broader understanding of the Enlightenment by illustrating in depth the correspondence and exchanges of two leading thinkers across the Atlantic.--Dr. Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy, Thomas Jefferson Foundation, author of "The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution and the Fate of the Empire"

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The book covers his travels and scientific accomplishments, such as his measurement of ocean currents (now known as the Humboldt Current). This work will appeal to historians of science and American historians. An appendix includes correspondence between Humboldt and Jefferson. Useful footnotes and a good bibliography.--J. S. Schwartz "Choice: Current Reviews for Academmic Libraries "

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