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Got some time to read over the holidays? Matthew Gandy, the Director of Studies in Geography, recommends the following book for prospective students:
The invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science
(Hodder & Stoughton, 2016)
In this prize-winning new biography Andrea Wulf describes the life and ideas of Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) who is widely regarded as the founder of modern geography. Humboldt was a decisive influence on Darwin and is also credited as a pioneer of ecological thought.
For more ideas, see the Geography reading suggestions.