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Andrea Wulf

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Occupation  Writer
Education  Royal College of Art
Role  Historian
Name  Andrea Wulf
Genre  Non-fiction

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Notable works  The Brother Gardeners, This Other Eden, Founding Gardeners, Chasing Venus
Books  The Invention of Nature, Founding Gardeners, The Founding Gardener

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Andrea Wulf (born 1972 in New Delhi, India) is a historian and writer, lives in Britain, and has written books, newspaper articles and book reviews.


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She studied design history at The Royal College of Art, London and is a public speaker, delivering lectures in the UK and USA. Wulf was the guest speaker at the Kitt Peak National Observatory.

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Her book The Brother Gardeners, published in April 2008, was long-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize and received a CBHL Annual Literature Award in 2010.

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In 2016, she won the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize and the Royal Geographical Society's Ness Award for her book The Invention of Nature.

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  • This Other Eden: Seven Great Gardens and 300 Years of English History Little, Brown, 2005, ISBN 9780316725804
  • The Brother Gardeners: A Generation of Gentlemen Naturalists and the Birth of an Obsession Vintage Books, 2008, ISBN 9780307454751
  • Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation Knopf Doubleday, 2012, ISBN 9780307390684
  • Chasing Venus: the Race to Measure the Heavens (2012) ISBN 9780307958617
  • A non-fiction book about expeditions of scientists who set off around the world in 1761 and 1769 to collect data relating to the transit of Venus and thereby to measure and understand better the universe. The narrative style covers provides glimpses into the personalities of those involved, their aims and obsessions, their failures and discoveries, and provides the historic context of the period in the 18th century when modern-day scientifically accurate mapping and international scientific collaboration began. Dramatis personae include Joseph Banks, Catherine the Great, Jean-Baptiste Chappe d'Auteroche, James Cook, Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, Jeremiah Dixon, Benjamin Franklin, Edmond Halley, Maximilian Hell, Guillaume Le Gentil, Mikhail Lomonosov, Nevil Maskelyne, Charles Mason, Alexandre-Gui PingrĂ©, David Rittenhouse, James Short, Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin, John Winthrop, and members of the American Philosophical Society, French Academy of Sciences, Royal Society, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • The Invention of Nature: How Alexander Von Humboldt Revolutionized Our World, Hodder And Stoughton Limited, 2015, ISBN 9781848548985
  • Interviews and TV appearances

  • 2012
  • BBC World Service: panellist on The World Today Weekend
  • CBS Evening News, "Chasing Venus" interview
  • BBC Radio 3 Night Waves, interview re the "... Making of Landscape" exhibition at the Royal Academy
  • 2013: BBC Radio 4, interviewed on Lisa Jardine's programme 'Seven Ages of Science'
  • 2014: BBC TV (BBC Four), co-presenter 'British Gardens in Time'
  • Radio interviews with Andrea Wulf have been broadcast in USA, Germany and Australia


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