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I love this book, which I have read in German, but bought in English for my older daughter who is a geologist and climate researcher. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Susan M. Menking
This is one of the worst books I have read in the last 10 years. A biographical description of Humboldt's explorations and insights would have been preferable to this poorly... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jonathan Tobis
The creepy parts of this book reminded me of taking a bus in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The book takes place so long ago that one character tries to keep from being sick by thinking... Read morePublished 4 months ago by no chit
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 6 months 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 13 months ago by Suzie B