Hardcover with library binding is firm and hinges are not cracked or damaged. Pages are tight and clean. Boards and DJ have light shelfwear and rubbing. Library discard with usual marks and attachments. DJ protected with mylar. Book appears un-read. 170 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1962. ISBN: 006025436X. This is a selection from the American travel journals of the man whom Charles Darwin called ""the most scientific traveler who ever lived."" On his expedition to South America, Mexico and Cuba, Humboldt collected information of great importance to all branches of science. He collected plant species, studied the Indians, climbed mountains, experimented with treacherous electric eels. He recorded everything he saw and did, with the result that his journals provide a fascinating first-hand account of a great adventure and a glimpse of a superbly trained scientist in action.