OSHR 3162 - Book Discussion: "The Invention of Nature" by Andrea Wulf (Perk Series Lecture)

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

The Invention of Nature reveals the extraordinary life of visionary German naturalist Alexander von Humbolt (1769-1859). Humbolt was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. Perceiving nature as an interconnected global force, Humbolt discovered similarities between climate zones across the world and predicted human-induced climate change.

This book is part biography, part travelogue, part history-of-ideas, and a riveting read - and the winner of numerous awards. Attendees are encouraged to read the book in order to actively participate in the discussion.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.