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Someone recommended this novel to me (I'm a mathematician who enjoys natural science as a hobby), but I found it extremely disappointing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jeffrey O. Shallit
Great fun. Gauss and Humboldt will never seem the same again. One stayed as close to home as possible and observed the planets and stars, making mathematical models to explain... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jinson
An interesting book about two remarkable men but I wish I knew more about the historical basis of some of the accounts. The editing of the narration is odd. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Blue Tooth
A delightfully funny book. I wish I could read it in the German. There is a dry sense of humor that runs through the prose. Read morePublished 4 months ago by PS
A fascinating read that makes you think. I was unfamiliar with the depth of contributions these gentlemen made to society that have proven to be very valuable. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Suzie B
Very much enjoyed this book. Funny and insightful, you can't help feel for the two major characters. Chock full of ideas and genuinely poignant.Published 9 months ago by Martin Todd
A book where the reader is able to have some philosophical thought at any moment. The curiosity of humankind that is inserted in any man at any time. Read morePublished 11 months ago by amateco
One of the great novels of the last century, up there with Buddenbrooks. Excellent translation.Published 11 months ago by RonRogo