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The Incredible Alexander Von Humboldt

German geologist, botanist, geographer, and explorer, Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), was arguably the most important naturalist of the 19th century. Place names honoring him are not even limited to planet earth; on the moon, both a crater and lunar sea bear his name. Parks, forests, cities, counties, and mountain ranges from Tasmania to China to […]

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