BL-Opoly Free Friday Read #2: Measuring the World

Measuring the World - Daniel Kehlmann

In all the excitement about finding a copy of The Invention of Nature for our upcoming Buddy Read, I noticed that my library also held a copy of Kehlmann's book about the explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt and the mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss. 

 

I have no idea what to expect from the book, but I am looking forward to getting to know more about both characters and about that interesting era that was the Enlightenment.

 

The only gripe I have right now is that the cover of my library edition is (once again) a bit of a let down. I much prefer the BL database one to the actual non-descript mustard-yellow copy that I ended up with.