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Join the Florida Museum for a special BOOK CLUB in anticipation of critically acclaimed author Andrea Wulf’s visit on Oct. 6. Dive into the life of intrepid explorer and visionary scientist Alexander von Humboldt and discuss his lasting impact as we celebrate his 250th birthday!

A discussion on the book will be led by:

  • Marta L. Wayne, professor and chair for the University of Florida department of biology
  • Heather Rose Kates, Florida Museum postdoctoral researcher

This event is FREE and open to the public. Pre-registration is requested.

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Purchase The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World, by Andrea Wulf in advance of the book club at the Florida Museum gift shop. Museum members receive a 10% discount.The gift shop and exhibits will be closed during the event.

Reviews for the book:

  • “Like Humboldt himself, The Invention of Nature, is scholarly but extremely good fun.” The Times
  • “It remains my book of the year in practically every nonfiction category – science, nature, biography, history.” – Bill Bryson, The Guardian
  • “At times The Invention of Nature reads like pulp explorer fiction, a genre at least partially inspired by Humboldt’s own travelogues.” – Nathaniel Rich, The New York Review of Books

If as a result of a disability you need a special accommodation, please contact the membership office at members@flmnh.ufl.edu or 352-273-2047 (TDD 711) at least 10 business days prior to the event.


Name: Kara Schwartz, Florida Museum

Phone: 352-273-2047

Email: members@flmnh.ufl.edu


Florida Museum of Natural History

3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: 352-846-2000

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