Friedrich Heinrich Alexander
[free-drikh hahyn-rikh ah-lek-sahn-duh r] /ˈfri drɪx ˈhaɪn rɪx ˌɑ lɛkˈsɑn dər/ (Show IPA), Baron von
[fuh n] /fən/ (Show IPA), 1769–1859, German naturalist, writer, and statesman.
his brother, (Karl) Wilhelm
[kahrl vil-helm] /kɑrl ˈvɪl hɛlm/ (Show IPA), Baron von, 1767–1835, German philologist and diplomat.
a town in NW Tennessee.
a river in NE Nevada, flowing W and SW to the Humboldt Sink. 290 miles (467 km) long.
Schlink: In 1990, in January, I became a guest professor at Humboldt in Germany right after the wall had come down.
Ordinary Monsters Richard Cohen December 10, 2008
“Intellectuals are coming up in this country,” Humboldt says.
Is Obama Too Thoughtful? Michael Signer February 12, 2010
Yet Humboldt was not the original inventor of the inquiry into the mean temperatures.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 65, No. 402, April, 1849 Various
There is a good account of it in Humboldt’s Examen critique, tom.
The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2) John Fiske.
Went down the Humboldt and crossed another stream, tributary to the former.
Journal of a Trip to California Charles W. Smith
He is second only to Humboldt in describing a tropical forest.
More Letters of Charles Darwin Charles Darwin
“Rivers are the natural highways of nations,” says Humboldt.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866 Various
It is well that Humboldt’s advice was not heeded in this regard.
Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 4 of 8 Various
The writings of Humboldt mark an era in the science of geography, and have led to many further researches.
Celebrated Travels and Travellers Jules Verne
Twenty miles from the Sink of the Humboldt there are four wells.
The Prairie Traveler Randolph Marcy
Baron (Friedrich Heinrich) Alexander von (alɛˈksandər fɔn). 1769–1859, German scientist, who made important scientific explorations in Central and South America (1799–1804). In Kosmos (1845–62), he provided a comprehensive description of the physical universe
his brother, Baron (Karl) Wilhelm von (ˈvɪlhɛlm fɔn). 1767–1835, German philologist and educational reformer
German naturalist and writer who explored South America, Cuba, and Mexico (1799-1804) and recorded a wide range of species, particularly plants, and attempted to explain their geographic distribution with respect to their environment. His work laid the foundation the science of ecology.
Jeffrey, Baron, 1717–97, British field marshal: governor general of British North America 1760–63. a city in W Massachusetts. a town in N Ohio. a town in central Nova Scotia, in SE Canada. Contemporary Examples Amherst College, one of the most prestigious and selective colleges in the country, ended interviews almost 20 years ago. Do College […]
Antoine Jean [ahn-twan zhahn] /ɑ̃ˈtwan ʒɑ̃/ (Show IPA), Baron, 1771–1835, French painter. Historical Examples The Gros airain, he declares to be the little bell of the palaces. A World of Wonders Various The Grosvenor (Gros veneur), great hunter, was a royal servant. The Romance of Names Ernest Weekley I will give you,’ he said, ‘twenty […]
- Baron of beef
a joint of beef consisting of the two sirloins joined at the backbone; double sirloin. Compare baron (def 4). noun a cut of beef consisting of a double sirloin joined at the backbone
Christopher (“Kit”) 1809–68, U.S. frontiersman and scout. Sir Edward Henry (Baron Carson) 1854–1935, Irish public official. Johnny, 1925–2005, U.S. television entertainer. Rachel Louise, 1907–1964, U.S. marine biologist and author. a city in SW California. a river in N California and NW Nevada, flowing NE to the Carson Sink. 150 miles (241 km) long. a male […]