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  • The Brother Gardenersby Andrea Wulf

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.95

    Bringing to life the science and adventure of eighteenth-century plant collecting, The Brother Gardeners is the story of how six men created the modern garden and changed the horticultural world in the process. It is a story of a garden revolution that began in America.   In 1733, colonial farmer John Bartram shipped two boxes of precious American... more...

  • Founding Gardenersby Andrea Wulf

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.95

    From the author of the acclaimed The Brother Gardeners, a fascinating look at the founding fathers from the unique and intimate perspective of their lives as gardeners, plantsmen, and farmers. For the founding fathers, gardening, agriculture, and botany were elemental passions, as deeply ingrained in their characters as their belief in liberty for... more...

  • The Founding Gardenersby Andrea Wulf

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.38

    A follow-up to Andrea Wulf's award-winning and critically acclaimed history of British gardening, this is the story of how George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and James Madison's passion for nature, plants, agriculture and gardens shaped the birth of America. Through a series of vignettes spanning the Declaration of Independence to... more...

  • The Brother Gardenersby Andrea Wulf

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.98

    One January morning in 1734, cloth merchant Peter Collinson hurried down to the docks at London's Custom House to collect cargo just arrived from John Bartram in the American colonies. But it was not bales of cotton that awaited him, but plants and seeds... Over the next forty years, Bartram would send hundreds of American species to England,... more...

  • Chasing Venusby Andrea Wulf

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    Prologue The Gauntlet   The Ancient Babylonians called her Ishtar, to the Greeks she was Aphrodite and to the Romans Venus ? goddess of love, fertility, and beauty. She is the brightest star in the night sky and visible even on a clear day. Some saw her as the harbinger of morning and evening, of new seasons or portentous times. She reigns as... more...

  • Chasing Venusby Andrea Wulf

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.38

    On two days in 1761 and 1769 hundreds of astronomers pointed their telescopes towards the skies to observe a rare astronomical event: the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. United by this momentous occasion, scientists from around the globe came together to answer the essential question: how can the universe be measured? In Chasing... more...

  • The Invention of Natureby Andrea Wulf

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) is the great lost scientist: more things are named after him than anyone else. There are towns, rivers, mountain ranges, the ocean current that runs along the South American coast, there's a penguin, a giant squid - even the Mare Humboldtianum on the moon. His colourful adventures read like something out of... more...

  • The Invention of Natureby Andrea Wulf

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 33.25

    Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) is the great lost scientist: more things are named after him than anyone else. There are towns, rivers, mountain ranges, the ocean current that runs along the South American coast, there's a penguin, a giant squid - even the Mare Humboldtianum on the moon. His colourful adventures read like something out of... more...

  • The Invention of Natureby Andrea Wulf

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 30.00

    The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world?and in the process created modern environmentalism. Alexander von Humboldt (1769?1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. In North America,... more...

  • Psychoanalytische Behandlung von Kindern und Jugendlichen mit Angststörungen und Depressionenby Anette Baumeister-Duru; Helmut Hofmann; Helene Timmermann; Andrea Wulf

    Brandes & Apsel 2013; US$ 15.13

    Das Manual ist ein klinischer Leitfaden für die psycho- analytische Behandlung von Kindern und Jugendlichen mit Angststörungen und Depression. Nach der Darstellung der relevanten psychoanalytischen Theorien werden therapeutisches Denken und Handeln anhand von Fallvignetten beschrieben. Beginnend mit der Diagnostik stellt das Autorenteam typische Phasen... more...