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By Alexander von Humboldt

The first quantity of Cosmos, his five-volume survey of the universe, seemed in 1845, even though Humboldt had worked at the whole paintings for almost part a century. He scrupulously despatched sections of the paintings to different specialists for feedback and corrections. The final quantity, prepare from his notes after his dying, seemed in 1861. The volumes have been translated nearly as swiftly as they seemed. This paperback variation reprints the Harper & Brothers variation, released in big apple in 1858-59.

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