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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 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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  • 13 of 19 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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Croton Free Library FICTION/LABATUT (Text)
Fiction
31006151842929
On holds shelf
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Greenburgh Public Library FICTION LABATUT (Text)
Fiction
31009154738490
Checked out
02/08/2023
Greenburgh Public Library FICTION LABATUT (Text)
Fiction
31009154738508
Available
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Harrison Public Library LABATUT, B. (Text)
Fiction
31010300265594
Available
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Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library 863.7 L (Text)
Nonfiction
31011151434404
Available
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Irvington Public Library FIC LABATUT, B (Text)
Fiction
31012154563470
Available Soon
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Larchmont Public Library LABATUT (Text)
Fiction
31014153013382
Available
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Mount Pleasant Public Library FIC LABATUT (Text)
Fiction
31024153777878
Available
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Mount Vernon Public Library FICTION LABATUT (Text)
Fiction
31018155621035
Available
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New Rochelle Public Library LABATUT (Text)
Fiction
31019156680699
Available
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