When we cease to understand the world [electronic resource]
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When we cease to understand the world [electronic resource]

By Labatut, Benjamin.
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ISBN 9781681375670

Bib Id 2464077

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When we cease to understand the world [electronic resource]
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Shortlisted for the 2021 International Booker Prize ℗ 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 Schroˆdinger-these are some of luminaries into whose troubled lives Benjamin Labatut 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 for 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, Labatut uses the imaginative resources of fiction to tell the stories of the scientists and mathematicians who expanded our notions of the possible.
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Electronic reproduction. New York : New York Review Books, 2021. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 976 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB).
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