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Humboldt

(hŭm`bōlt), city (1990 pop. 9,651), Gibson co., W central Tenn.; inc. 1865. It is a trade and processing center in a region yielding fruits (especially strawberries) and vegetables. Humboldt also has several granite and marble works and some diverse manufacturing.

Humboldt,

river, c.300 mi (480 km) long, rising in several branches in the mountains of NE Nev. It meanders generally west to disappear in Humboldt Sink, W Nevada. Along with its tributaries, the Humboldt drains most of N Nevada. Its length varies with the season, and its volume decreases downstream. Most of the towns of N Nevada are located on the river in a valley used by a major highway and railway as an east-west route. Near Lovelock the Humboldt project of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is served by the Rye Patch Dam (completed 1936), which impounds water for irrigation. Forage crops are raised along the river. Known to early explorers and named by J. C. FrémontFrémont, John Charles,
1813–90, American explorer, soldier, and political leader, b. Savannah, Ga. He taught mathematics to U.S. naval cadets, then became an assistant on a surveying expedition (1838–39) between the upper Mississippi River and the Missouri.
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, the river was an important route followed by many of the emigrants from Salt Lake City to central California. Its course supplied wagon trains with water and grass.

Humboldt

1. Baron (Friedrich Heinrich) Alexander von . 1769--1859, German scientist, who made important scientific explorations in Central and South America (1799--1804). In Kosmos (1845--62), he provided a comprehensive description of the physical universe
2. his brother, Baron (Karl) Wilhelm von . 1767--1835, German philologist and educational reformer
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The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is unique in that it not only provides individual sponsorship for outstanding researchers but also integrates them into a world-spanning network of excellence for their entire lifetimes," the foundation states on its website.
East German authors and politicians recruited and reimagined Humboldt as a socialist scientist and a champion of the oppressed in order to provide scientific and cultural legitimacy to the state's official ideology and political agenda.
El libro de baladas que Vori Humboldt Fleiser publico en la decada de los treinta alcanzo un exito inmediato.
I want to thank Tyson Foods for choosing Humboldt as the location for its new operations and for creating 1,500 new jobs in Gibson County, Haslam said.
A cuadro aparece el cientifico, humanista y explorador prusiano Alexander von Humboldt (interpretado por el actor Alexander Holtmann) cuando posee mas de 70 anos.
For the next ten years Humboldt had no fixed employment.
La cima del volcan estaba envuelta en una espesa niebla, pero Humboldt, pese a todo, habia seguido adelante.
A child of the Enlightenment and the son of a wealthy Prussian family, Humboldt read the journals of Captain James Cook and drifted through the intellectual salons of Berlin.
And the annotations contain errors about Francisco de Arango's position, about slavery, slave trade, and slaves, about persons concerned with these issues such as Nicolas Calvo (who died on December 15 or 16, 1800, and could therefore not have accompanied Humboldt during his first stay in Cuba, which began on December 19) and Esteban Montejo (see Zeuske 1999), and about the 1810-30 wars of independence in the Spanish continental colonies (especially in Venezuela [1811-21]) and the role of Simon Bolfvar (see Zeuske 2012).
It's because of him that we now have 67 parent-reared penguins in the bay, which is one of the largest colonies of Humboldt penguins in the UK.
The Humboldt Foundation's programmes serve to promote cooperation between excellent German researchers and leading scholars from abroad.
The Humboldt Penguins, a warm-weather species found on rocky mainland shores and offshore islands of Chile and Peru, were then three years old.