Measuring the World: A Novel

Author: Daniel Kehlmann
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by tumba   2017-09-15
This article is mostly a review of the book The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf [0] which traces the origin of our concept of Nature to the Prussian explorer Alexander von Humboldt and his millieu of scientists and explorers.

After reading Wulf's book last year, I also read a historical novel about Humboltd by David Kehlmann called Measuring the World [1] which I highly recommend to anyone interested in these ideas.



by tumba   2017-08-19
I second the recommendation of this book. I also read this year a historical novel that features Humboldt which provided an engrossing opportunity to experience his world in a different way. Also highly recommended.

David Kehlmann, Measuring the World