2005
DOI: 10.1590/s0001-37652005000200010
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Abstract: Alexander von Humboldt's expedition from 1799 till 1804 to the "equinoctial regions of the new world" led through Venezuela, Cuba, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Mexico. In Europe an increased knowledge of the "New World" was connected with the privately funded journey, which served purely scientific purposes and had nothing to do with the exploration and exploitation of natural resources. Besides the research results, which were based on new measuring methods and the quantitative ascertainment of scientific bas… Show more

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“…In chronological order, with numbers of species types or oldest syntypes in parentheses, these were Alexander von Humboldt (9), Carl Friederich von Martius (15), Joseph Emmanuel Pohl (9), Friederich Sellow (16), Ludwig Riedel (8), William Burchell (7), Georg Blanchet (4), George Gardner (10), Richard Spruce (4), Ernst Heinrich Georg Ule (7), Antoine Marie François Glaziou (4), Gerdt Hatschbach (4), and Howard Irwin (16). Th ree collectors (Humboldt, Blanchet, and Spruce) never set foot within the Cerrado biodiversity hotspot ( Kohlhepp, 2005 ;von Martius et al, 1904 ) but collected species that occur within its boundaries; only one collector (Hatschbach) was born in Brazil.…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Nos estudos ambientais, Humboldt foi um dos primeiros cientistas a pensar o ritmo das variações climáticas e, sobretudo quanto à alteração desse ritmo em função da escala de observação (micro ou macroescala) e da ação antrópica, como foi o caso do estudo dos Páramos, um tipo peculiar de vegetação que ocorre numa faixa entre a Venezuela e o Equador (ROMARIZ, 1996). E tudo isso municiado de ferramentas e conceitos que ele próprio construiu como a utilização das isolinhas e da teoria da variação têmporo-espacial do clima nas quatro dimensões (latitude, longitude, altitude, tempo), e não apenas nas três dimensões espaciais como disse recentemente o pesquisador alemão Kohlhepp (2005).…”
Section: Holismo E Macroscopiaunclassified
“…Tropicality has been viewed as a potent example of the Western propensity to demean and dominate the other by arrogating to itself the power to define what counts as right, normal and true (and what does not). For when it came to pronouncing on the nature of the tropical world -on its superfluity, or insalubrity, or pathogenicity, or elegiac pathos, as Alexander von Humboldt (see Kohlhepp, 2005), Pierre Gourou (1947a), Patrick Manson (see Arnold, 1996b) and Claude Levi-Strauss (1955) famously did -it was the Western explorer/scientist/scholar creating and deploying the knowledge categories, and doing so on the presumption that the Westerner had every right to speak and write ex cathedra on behalf of "tropical" peoples (who, it was further assumed, could not adequately represent themselves or solve their own "problems"). As Clifford Geertz (1988:48) comments, on Levi-Strauss's famous tropical travelogue Tristes Tropiques, an alien environment is captured in a "self-sealing" discourse, with the novelty, variety, patterns and rhythms of the tropics rendered as "oppositions, inversions, and isomorphisms" through a process of "abstracted selfcontainment" -or, what Said (2003:50), with reference to Orientalism, described as "a complex process of knowledgeable manipulation".…”
Section: Unravelling Tropicalitymentioning
confidence: 99%
“… Noting, though, that this has not always been the case: Alexander von Humboldt used his body as a ‘scientific instrument’ in his exploration of South America, particularly noting the effects of altitude (Kohlhepp 2005; Debarbieux 2009). …”
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