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Alexander von Humboldt was born on the family estate at Tegel in Berlin in 1769. With his elder brother Wilhelm he was educated by tutors and then at Frankfurt, Goettingen and Hamburg Universities where he studied botany, literature, archaeology, electricity, mineralogy and the natural sciences. In 1790 he traveled abroad and published his first works in botanical and chemical journals. While at Jena he befriended Goethe. He worked in the Prussian Mining Administration until his mother died in 1796. A large inheritance enabled Humboldt to travel; after a few frustrations he was allowed by Charles IV of Spain to travel in the Spanish American colonies at his own expense, with his companion Aime Bonpland. After five years in the New World (1799-1804) Humboldt settled in Paris to begin publishing his encyclopaedic Relation historique du voyage aux regions equinoxiales du nouveau continent, finally completed in thirty volumes in 1834, where the Personal Narrative comprised volumes 28 to 30. Humboldt was not only a prominent figure in the Parisian scientific world but also Chamberlain to Friedrich Wilhelm III, and Councilor of State to Friedrich Wilhelm IV. In 1829 he traveled to Russia and Central Asia and published his account in French in 1843. In 1834 he began his comprehensive survey of creation, Kosmos, completed posthumously in 1862. He died in 1859, a bachelor, and was buried in the family vault at Tegel, honored as one of the great speculative scientific travelers of the nineteenth century.

Jason Wilson was born in Mauritius in 1944, Was a lecturer at Kings College, London, and is currently Reader in Latin American Literature at University College, London. He has published Octavio Paz: A Study of his Poetics (1979), Octavio Paz (1986), An A-Z of Latin American Literature in English Translation (1989), the Traveler's Literary Companion to South and Central America (1993) and essays on W.H. Hudson, Charles Darwin, Julio Cortazar and Latin American poetry.

Boozehound By Jason Wilson
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The Best American Travel Writing By Jason Wilson
The Best American Travel Writingby Jason Wilson
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The Best American Travel Writing By Jason Wilson
The Best American Travel Writingby Jason Wilson
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The Best American Travel Writing 2006 By Jason Wilson
The Best American Travel Writing 2006by Jason Wilson
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Living in the Sound of the Wind By Jason Wilson
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The Best American Travel Writing 2009 By Jason Wilson
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South/Central America By Jason Wilson
South/Central Americaby Jason Wilson
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The Best American Travel Writing By Jason Wilson
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Jorge Luis Borges By Jason Wilson
Jorge Luis Borgesby Jason Wilson
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The Andes By Jason Wilson
The Andesby Jason Wilson
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Buenos Aires By Jason Wilson
Buenos Airesby Jason Wilson
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Living in the Sound of the Wind By Jason Wilson
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Soldiers of Song By Jason Wilson
Soldiers of Songby Jason Wilson
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Buenos Aires By Jason Wilson
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The Traveller's Literary Companion to South and Central America By Jason Wilson
The Traveller's Literary Companion to South and Central Americaby Jason Wilson
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Andes By Jason Wilson
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Him and Her's Smuggling Vacation By Jason Wilson
Him and Her's Smuggling Vacationby Jason Wilson
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