|aDie Vermessung der Welt|h[videorecording] /|cein Film von Detlev Buck ; nach dem Roman von Daniel Kehlmann.
|a1 videodisc (123 min.) :|b sd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aBased on the book by Daniel Kehlmann.
|aOriginally released in Germany in 2012.
|aBonus material includes: Audio commentary; Kinotrailer.
|aScreenplay, Daniel Kehlmann, Detlev Buck, Daniel Nocke ; cinematography, Slawomir Idziak ; music, Enis Rotthoff.
|aFlorian David Fitz; Albrecht Abraham Schuch.
|aIn this film adaptation of the best selling book, the lives of two great German scientist, Alexander von Humboldt and Carl Friedrich Gauss, are contrasted. Both were about the same age and came from Brunswick, in Germany. However, while Humboldt came from a priviledged background and traveled the globe constantly, Gauss rose from poverty to become the founder of numbers theory and rarely traveled.