Alexander von Humboldt’s Whole Earth Vision

Alexander von Humboldt's Whole Earth Vision

Alexander von Humboldt was one of the most influential scientists of the 19th century. His discoveries have profoundly impacted modern science and medicine. Humboldt’s exploration of South America between 1800 and 1804 inspired seminal ideas about the interrelationship of nature, climate, and human activities, as described in historian Andrea Wulf’s book, The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World.

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Canadian Heroines

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Every country has its heroines—women noted for their courage or special achievement in a particular field—and Canada is no exception. Our history is coloured with many amazing women who have done fascinating things.
This story map celebrates the accomplishments of just a few of these women who made significant contributions to society. Most of them were born in Canada; others immigrated to Canada or spent just a short time here, but left an important legacy. Some were Canadians who achieved great things in other countries. We claim all these women as heroines for Canada.

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