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1 Kehlmann, Daniel Measuring the World
London Quercus 2007 1847240453 / 9781847240453 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First edition, first printing. Translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway. Towards the end of the 18th century, in the heyday of the German Enlightenment, the naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt, a Prussian aristocrat, travels down the Orinoco, climbs the highest mountain, counts lice on the heads of the natives, and explores every hole in the ground. The mathematician and physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss, a man born in poverty who will be recognised as the greatest mathematicion since Newton, does no even need to leave his home in Gottingen to know that space is curved. The novel brings the two eccentric geniuses to life, their balancing actbetween loneliness and love, absurdity and greatness, failure and success. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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