9780307277398-0307277399-Measuring the World: A Novel

Measuring the World: A Novel

ISBN-13: 9780307277398
ISBN-10: 0307277399
Edition: Reprint
Author: Kehlmann, Daniel
Publication date: 2007
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback 272 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780307277398
ISBN-10: 0307277399
Edition: Reprint
Author: Kehlmann, Daniel
Publication date: 2007
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback 272 pages

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Acknowledged authors Kehlmann, Daniel wrote Measuring the World: A Novel comprising 272 pages back in 2007. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0307277399 and 9780307277398. Since then Measuring the World: A Novel textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.77 or rent at the marketplace.

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Measuring the World marks the debut of a glorious new talent on the international scene. Young Austrian writer Daniel Kehlmann’s brilliant comic novel revolves around the meeting of two colossal geniuses of the Enlightenment.
Late in the eighteenth century, two young Germans set out to measure the world. One of them, the aristocratic naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, negotiates jungles, voyages down the Orinoco River, tastes poisons, climbs the highest mountain known to man, counts head lice, and explores and measures every cave and hill he comes across. The other, the reclusive and barely socialized mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss, can prove that space is curved without leaving his home. Terrifyingly famous and wildly eccentric, these two polar opposites finally meet in Berlin in 1828, and are immediately embroiled in the turmoil of the post-Napolean world.

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