Weatherwatch: the Prussian polymath who founded modern meteorology

Alexander von Humboldt “was one of the last people to hold essentially all scientific knowledge in one head”

Happy Birthday, Alexander von Humboldt. Tomorrow marks 250 years since the birth of the Prussian polymath, whose travels and observations laid the foundation for modern meteorological measuring.

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