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Christian Leopold, Baron von Buch


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Christian Leopold, Baron von Buch : Reise durch Norwegen und Lappland

'Last week I perused von Buch's "travels in Norway & Lapland". Much of his attention is devoted to Mineralogy, of which I am very ignorant, and his movements are sometimes not a little mysterious, from the want of a proper map of the country. Nevertheless he communicates some valuable information respecting the natural productions - & the wandering inhabitants of those dreary regions. His manner is as clumsy & ponderous as that of German philosophers generally is - and no where is this [more ap]parent than when he attempts to be striking, or tries his powers in the pathetic lin[e].'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Thomas Carlyle      Print: Book


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