為了完整記錄最偉大的科學旅行家亞歷山大?洪堡德創下的歷史性遠征─美國和巴西，甚至將這次遠征讚頌為「美洲科學新發現」之旅。書中所收錄複雜且精細的全彩圖象，充分展現洪保德在植物學上革命性的全新發現，他歷經險難穿越叢林、橫渡河川，翻越險峻的高山和奇異地形。書中收錄的插圖皆提供英文和拉丁文植物學名，搭配詳盡的索引。由享譽國際的植物學家H. Walter Lack提供他專業的植物知識，搭配迷人有趣的文章，探討洪堡德無與倫比的偉大貢獻及科學研究成果。透過完美精細及栩栩如生印刷技術與插圖呈現，重現洪堡德探索美洲時精彩動人的科學新發現。
Now available in a new edition, this gorgeously illustrated book showcases botanical masterpieces by Alexander van Humboldt, one of history's great scientists and explorers.
Recording Alexander von Humboldt's historic expedition to the Americas and Cuba--hailed by many as the "scientific discovery of America"--these intricate and delicately tinted prints reveal his revolutionary findings as he traveled through jungles, across rivers, and over mountainous terrain. The illustrations in the book give the English and Latin botanical names of the plants and are followed by an exhaustive index. Internationally renowned botanist H. Walter Lack lends his expertise to a fascinating essay that discusses Humboldt's significant contributions to the world of botany and scientific research. Technically precise, the prints are equally appealing to anyone who appreciates fine art and botanical illustration.