Unwind The most influential scientist you may never have heard of Updated : September 13, 2019 07:04 PM IST Through his geological, meteorological and botanical maps Humboldt showed that distant parts of the globe can be more like one another than their immediate neighbours. In Humboldt’s view, the student of the world needs to get out into it, directly encountering its manifold vistas. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.