Measuring the World: A Novel

Measuring the World: A Novel

Daniel Kehlmann


Measuring the area marks the debut of a wonderful new expertise at the foreign scene. younger Austrian author Daniel Kehlmann’s impressive comedian novel revolves round the assembly of 2 enormous geniuses of the Enlightenment.
     overdue within the eighteenth century, younger Germans got down to degree the area. one in all them, the aristocratic naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, negotiates jungles, voyages down the Orinoco River, tastes poisons, climbs the top mountain identified to guy, counts head lice, and explores and measures each cave and hill he comes throughout. the opposite, the reclusive and rarely socialized mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss, can end up that house is curved with out leaving his domestic. Terrifyingly well-known and wildly eccentric, those polar opposites ultimately meet in Berlin in 1828, and are instantly embroiled within the turmoil of the post-Napolean world.

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