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Measuring the World recreates the parallel but contrasting lives of two geniuses of the German En... Read More

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Measuring the World recreates the parallel but contrasting lives of two geniuses of the German Enlightenment - the naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt and the mathematician and physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss. Towards the end of the 18th century, these two brilliant young Germans set out to measure the world.

Humboldt, a Prussian aristocrat schooled for greatness, negotiates savannah and jungle, climbs the highest mountain then known to man, counts head lice on the heads of the natives, and explores every hole in the ground.

Gauss, a man born in poverty who will be recognised as the greatest mathematician since Newton, does not even need to leave his home in G

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Title: Measuring The World
Publisher: Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9781847241146
SKU: BK0297951
EAN: 9781847241146
Language: English
Binding: Paperback

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