When We Cease to Understand the World

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When We Cease to Understand the World

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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 Schrödinger—these are some of luminaries into whose troubled lives Benjamín 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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When We Cease to Understand the World
Nov 04, 2021, Dreamscape Media
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When We Cease to Understand the World
2021, Pushkin Press, Limited
in English
Cover of: When We Cease to Understand the World
When We Cease to Understand the World
Nov 04, 2021, Dreamscape Media
audio cd
Cover of: When We Cease to Understand the World
When We Cease to Understand the World
Sep 28, 2021, New York Review Books
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Cover of: When We Cease to Understand the World
When We Cease to Understand the World
2020, Pushkin Press, Limited
in English

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PQ8098.422.A215

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192

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OL35564448M
ISBN 13
9781782276142

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