I am now convinced I am a junkie of the era 1770s to 1880s. I just finished reading Alexander Humbolt’s biography. He influence geography with his wholistic if leftist view of the world. On the latter I partly part company. Darwin, Haeckel (I remember him from Late Modern European History) Thoreau and Muir all read and annotated his work to shape their work. What I like about the period is that everything is happening in England, Africa, South America, USA, France Australia they were all exploring, warring finding things…..and I even had my Strathfield thesis in the same era.