Claudio Greppi

    • 2008

    • About evolutionary theories and geography: the missed encounter between Humboldt and Darwin"Icannot remember nothing distinctly about our interview, except that Humboldt was very cheerful anf talked much": with these words Darwin recorded a personal encounter (1842) with the famous geographer in his "Autobiography". But in one of his last "Letters" (1881) he wrote "Imust have expressed myself badly about Humboldt", and admits to have always looked at him "as the founder of the geographical distribution of

    • in "Quaderni storici", 1/2008
    • pp. 33-54, DOI: 10.1408/26664