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1. Mathematicians Are People, Too: Stories from the Lives of Great Mathematicians by Luetta Reimer, Wilbert Reimer | |
Paperback: 143
Pages
(1990-12)
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Get them interested...
Bought for School
Good for many ages and topics in math and science
Mathematicians for young people
Great for a read-aloud |
2. Tales of Mathematicians and Physicists (Volume 0) by Simon Gindikin | |
Paperback: 388
Pages
(2006-11-17)
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Editorial Review Product Description This revised and greatly expanded second edition of the Russian text Tales of Mathematicians and Physicists contains a wealth of new information about the lives and accomplishments of more than a dozen scientists throughout five centuries of history: from the first steps in algebra up to new achievements in geometry in connection with physics. The heroes of the book are renowned figures from early eras, such as Cardano, Galileo, Huygens, Leibniz, Pascal, Euler, Lagrange, and Laplace, as well some scientists of last century: Klein, Poincaré, and Ramanujan. A unique mixture of mathematics, physics, and history, this volume provides biographical glimpses of scientists and their contributions in the context of the social and political background of their times. The author examines many original sources, from the scientists’ research papers to their personal documents and letters to friends and family; furthermore, detailed mathematical arguments and diagrams are supplied to help explain some of the most significant discoveries in calculus, celestial mechanics, number theory, and mathematical physics. What emerges are intriguing, multifaceted studies of a number of remarkable intellectuals and their scientific legacy. Written by a distinguished mathematician and accessible to readers at all levels, this book is a wonderful resource for both students and teachers and a welcome introduction to the history of science. Customer Reviews (1)
A glimpse into the biographies of some great minds! |
3. Women and Numbers: Lives of Women Mathematicians plus Discovery Activities by Teri Perl | |
Paperback: 213
Pages
(1993)
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4. Math Equals: Biographies of Women Mathematicians+Related Activities (Addison-Wesley Innovative Series) by Teri Perl | |
Paperback: 250
Pages
(1978-02)
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short and sweet
Great Book
Could have been better
More on this needs to be written.
More on this needs to be written. |
5. I Am a Mathematician by Norbert Wiener | |
Paperback: 380
Pages
(1964-08-15)
list price: US$24.00 Isbn: 0262730073 Average Customer Review: Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
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Wiener's personal memoirs rather than a recapitulation of his professional accomplishments
Well written biography |
6. Stephen Smale: The Mathematician Who Broke the Dimension Barrier by Steve Batterson | |
Hardcover: 306
Pages
(2000-02)
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Editorial Review Product Description Smale's vision and influence extended beyond mathematics into two vastly different realms. In 1965 in Berkeley, he initiated a program with Jerry Rubin of civil disobedience directed at ending the Vietnam War. And as a mineral collector, he accumulated a museum-quality collection that ranks among the finest in the world. Despite these diverse accomplishments, Smale's name is virtually unknown outside mathematics and mineral collecting. One of the objectives of this book is to bring his life and work to the attention of a larger community. There are few good biographies of mathematicians. This makes sense when considering that to place their lives in perspective requires some appreciation of their theorems. Biographical writers are not usually trained in mathematics, and mathematicians do not usually write biographies. Though the author, Steve Batterson, is primarily a mathematician, he has long been intrigued by the notion of working on a biography of Smale. In this book, Batterson records and makes known the life and accomplishments of this great mathematician and significant figure in intellectual history. Customer Reviews (2)
Biography of an Unusual Mathematician
A marvelous book |
7. Women Becoming Mathematicians: Creating a Professional Identity in Post-World War II America by Margaret A. M. Murray | |
Paperback: 304
Pages
(2001-10-01)
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No limit to women's success in math
a good book |
8. Notable Mathematicians | |
Hardcover: 640
Pages
(1998-04-24)
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Customer Reviews (1)
A very good reference book, but not a reading book or textbook |
9. Benjamin Banneker: Astronomer and Mathematician (Fact Finders. Biographies) by Lassieur, Allison | |
Paperback: 32
Pages
(2006-01-01)
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Great for Kids School Project Research |
10. Out of the Mouths of Mathematicians: A Quotation Book for Philomaths (Spectrum Series of the Mathematical Association of America) by Rosemary Schmalz | |
Paperback: 304
Pages
(1993-10)
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A collection of explanations and inspirations |
11. Mathematicians Are People, Too: Stories from the Lives of Great Mathematicians, Vol. 2 by Luetta Reimer, Wilbert Reimer | |
Paperback: 152
Pages
(1993-06)
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Fabulous!
Very interesting stories, well-written
Great for adults and children
FANTASTIC! |
12. Math and Mathematicians: The History of Math Discoveries Around the World (Volumes A-H and I-Z) by Leonard C. Bruno, Lawrence W. Baker | |
Hardcover: 456
Pages
(1999-07-23)
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nice collection, but there's a mistake in the math |
13. Benjamin Banneker: Astronomer and Mathematician (African-American Biographies) by Laura Baskes Litwin, Benjamin Banneker | |
Library Binding: 112
Pages
(1999-07)
list price: US$26.60 Isbn: 0766012085 Average Customer Review: Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
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What an inspiring story!
A Must Read WIth Tons Of Great Info! |
14. Charles Babbage on the Principles and Development of the Calculator and Other Seminal Writings by Charles Babbage | |
Paperback: 400
Pages
(1984-06)
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15. Of Men and Numbers: The Story of the Great Mathematicians by Jane Muir | |
Paperback: 256
Pages
(1996-02-09)
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Not what I expected.
Good Historical Reference
One of the Best Books I've Ever Read
A really awesome book.
E. T. Bell clone - shares his regrettable style |
16. A to Z of Mathematicians (Notable Scientists) by Tucker, Ph.D. McElroy | |
Hardcover: 308
Pages
(2004-11)
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17. The Volterra Chronicles: The Life and Times of an Extraordinary Mathematician 1860-1940 (History of Mathematics) by Judith R. Goodstein | |
Hardcover: 310
Pages
(2007-02-13)
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Volterra di vivero.
Life of a great mathematician
A Master Mathematician
Good Read
The Rise and Fall of Italian Mathematics & Science 1960-1940 |
18. A Mathematician Plays the Market by John Allen Paulos | |
Paperback: 224
Pages
(2004-06-24)
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Author reviews spectrum of equities analysis without any first hand experience |
19. Jacques Hadamard: A Universal Mathematician (History of Mathematics, V. 14) by V. G. Mazia, T. O. Shaposhnikova | |
Hardcover: 574
Pages
(1998-01)
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A fascinating biography of a great scientist The chapters about Hadamard's work in mathematical physicscontains a lot of untraditional, interesting and almost unknown material.It is hard to find elsewhere such a complete and clearly written survey ofthe history ofthe disproval of several "obvious" hypotheses. The textis tastefully mixed with illustrations and the occasional anecdote makes ita quite entertaining read. I can higly recommend it to anybody, fromundergraduate students to high-level professionals. ... Read more |
20. Collected Works: Volume 1: Topology and Lie Groups (Contemporary Mathematicians) | |
Hardcover: 584
Pages
(1994-01-26)
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