Expedition Above the CloudsStreaming Video - 2006
From the tangled jungle of river basins, Humboldt and Bonpland journeyed into the thin air of Ecuador, Peru, and Mexico, reaching a literal height with their ascent of Mt. Chimborazo. This program weaves location footage, reenactments, rare manuscripts, and readings from Humboldt's letters and journals to present the second half of a scientific odyssey. Humboldt's paradigm of "botanical geography" is clearly seen as the precursor to today's concept of ecological systems.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, 
Copyright Date: ©1999
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (53 min.) : sound, color, digital.