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Measuring the World
Measuring the World
Author: Daniel Kehlmann, Carol Brown Janeway (Translator)
Toward the end of the eighteenth century, two young Germans set out to measure the world. One of them, the Prussian aristocrat Alexander von Hum-boldt, negotiates savanna and jungle, travels down the Orinoco, tastes poisons, climbs the highest mountain known to man, counts head lice, and explores every hole in the ground. The other, the barely s...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781847240460
ISBN-10: 1847240461
Publication Date: 4/5/2007
Pages: 272
Edition: Airport/Open Market
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Publisher: Quercus
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Well, entertaining writing, however, I couldn't get into it really, not sure if it's a biography or a novel the way it's written. Maybe because it's a translation. If you like Umberto Eco, you may like this.