Left: Von Humboldt's Naturgemälde, Right: The Lost Coast, Humboldt County
When Alexander von Humboldt drew his famous map, The Naturgemälde, he saw the world as we understand it today: a complex web where everything is connected in one way or another. This living metaphor is especially apparent in Humboldt County, California, one of the many namesakes of the famous scientist and explorer. With such a rich ecology, surrounded by the Pacific ocean and ancient redwood forests, the area embodies much of von Humboldt's vision of nature. Welcome to Examining Humboldt, where the intersecting points between history, community, and the environment are critically analyzed and challenged as they relate to the name Humboldt.
The site is authored by Humboldt State University students in English-311 Environmental Writing