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Alexander von Humboldt sought to see and accept everything. By the time he drew his self-portrait at age 45, Humboldt had accomplished himself in every branch of science, spent more than five years on a 6,000-mile accurate trek through South America, pioneered new methods for the graphical affectation of information, set a world abundance aggressive record that stood for 30 years and accustomed himself as one of the world’s most famous scientists, having helped to define many of today’s accustomed sciences.