More Mathematical People: Contemporary Conversations

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9780120482511: More Mathematical People: Contemporary Conversations

In the tradition of the first volume of Mathematical People comes another collection of interviews and profiles with some of the most prestigious mathematicians of our time. The chapters tell in the mathematicians own words how they became interested in mathematics, how they chose their specialty, and about their hobbies and personal lives. Each interview has its own colorful character and is full of photographs so personal and lively that they add a new dimension to the readers perception.

Easy-to-read interview format
Information about academic and personal lives of mathematicians
Hundreds of photographs
Features key mathematicians of the twentieth century

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"Every mathematics deparmental common room should have this book (and its predecessor, Mathematical People). Concludes Constance Reid: "In spite of the habit of mind that all mathematicians share and the common joy that they take in their subject, there is no such person as the typical mathematician."
--Mathematics Magazine.
" . . .[the] idea that the talk of math whizzez might be both instructive and fun led to the book Mathematical People, a golden oldie in 1985 . . .
[The] copioslu illustrated [More Mathematical People] is an end - to - end delight. . . What's conveyed in More Mathemarical People is chiefly zest; if zests is not a mathematical truth, it's truth about where math comes from."
--Hugh Kenner's, Byte
"This handsome collection of interviews can be taken as a continuation of the book Mathematical People. In these extremely entertaining interviews, we learn about different approaches to mathematics and a good deal of history, how these mathematicians found their special concerns and their hobbies."
--D.J. Struik, Mathematical Review.
Praise for the first volume Mathematical People:
" . . . Mathematical People often makes us feel that we are at a cocktail party having a pleasant chat with a friendly person who happens to be a mathematician."
--The New York time Book Review
"Straightforward and lively throughout, the mathematical people here collected speak on all sides os the field's burning issues."
--San Francisco Chronicle

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Donald J. Albers (Editor), Gerald L. Alexanderson (Editor), Constance Reid (Editor)
Published by Academic Press (1994)
ISBN 10: 0120482517 ISBN 13: 9780120482511
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Book Description Academic Press, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0120482517

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