When we cease to understand the world
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When we cease to understand the world

By Labatut, Benjamín, 1980- author.
West, Adrian Nathan, translator.

Genre Fiction.

Audience Adults

Published [2021] by New York Review Books, New York

ISBN 9781681375663

Bib Id 2459885

Copyright 2020

Description pages ; cm

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03031cam a22004938i 4500
LCCN
2021-005101
ISBN
9781681375663 (paperback) $17.95
1681375664
Language
eng
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FIC Labatut
Uniform Title
Verdor terrible. English
Title
When we cease to understand the world
Publication Information
[2021] by New York Review Books, New York :
Copyright Date
©2020
Description
pages ; cm
Summary
"A fictional examination of the lives of real-life scientists and thinkers whose discoveries resulted in moral consequences beyond their imagining. When We Cease to Understand the World is a book about the complicated links between scientific and mathematical discovery, madness, and destruction. Fritz Haber, Alexander Grothendieck, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrodinger: these are some of luminaries into whose troubled lives Labatut's book thrusts the reader, showing us how they grappled with the most profound questions of existence. They have strokes of unparalleled genius, alienate friends and lovers, descend into isolation and insanity. Some of their discoveries reshape human life to the better; others pave the way to chaos and unimaginable suffering. The lines are never clear. At a breakneck pace and with a wealth of disturbing detail, Benjamin Labatut uses the imaginative resources of fiction to tell the stories of scientists and mathematicians who expanded our notions of the possible"--
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Fiction.
Short stories.
Translations.
Short stories

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