MeasuringTheWorld

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 7/7/11 Measuring the World Daniel Kehlmann
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7/7/11 The novel’s opening Setting Chapter structure Introduction of characters Point of view Tone Motifs
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7/7/11 The novel opens in German was not yet unified and was still
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7/7/11 Chapter Structure Opens in the point of view of mathematician Gauss as he is about to travel to Berlin Second chapter starts with 1928 Humboldt and quickly moves make to his childhood Third chapter begins with Gauss’s childhood
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7/7/11 Johann Carl 30 April 1777 – 23 February 1855
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7/7/11 The Prince of Mathematicians Number theory Differential geometry Optics Regular heptadecagon Planetary motion and predictive astronomy Curvature of space
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7/7/11 Alexander von September 14, 1769 – May 6, 1859
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7/7/11 The Famous von Humboldt Latin American expedition, 1799- 1804 Vast collection of flora and fauna Study and census of indigenous people Advocated abolition of slavery Meteorology, isobars, and volcanoes Holistic study of biological and
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This note was uploaded on 06/29/2011 for the course ENGL 282 taught by Professor Bajo during the Fall '10 term at South Carolina.

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