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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Five Equations That Changed the World: The Power and Poetry of Mathematics

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Publisher Comments:

In Five Equations That Changed the World, Dr. Michael Guillen, known to millions as the Science Editor on ABC-TV's Good Morning America, tells the amazing stories of the people and discoveries that led to the five most powerful and important scientific achievements in human history. In doing so, Dr. Guillen reveals in simple, everyday language the secret world of mathematics.

It was through the brilliance of these five fascinating people: a sickly love-starved loner; an emotionally abused prodigy from a dysfunctional family; a religious, poverty-stricken illiterate; a soft-spoken widower living in perilous times; and a smart-alecky high-school dropout — that we were able to harness the power of electricity, fly in airplanes, land astronauts on the moon, build a nuclear bomb, and understand the mortality of all life on Earth.

Review:

"A wholly accessible, beautifully written exploration of the potent mathematical imagination." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

A Publishers Weekly best book of 1995!

Dr. Michael Guillen, known to millions as the science editor of ABC's Good Morning America, tells the fascinating stories behind five mathematical equations.

As a regular contributor to daytime's most popular morning news show and an instructor at Harvard University, Dr. Michael Guillen has earned the respect of millions as a clear and entertaining guide to the exhilarating world of science and mathematics.

Now Dr. Guillen unravels the equations that have led to the inventions and events that characterize the modern world, one of which — Albert Einstein's famous energy equation, E=mc2 — enabled the creation of the nuclear bomb. Also revealed are the mathematical foundations for the moon landing, airplane travel, the electric generator — and even life itself.

Praised by Publishers Weekly as "a wholly accessible, beautifully written exploration of the potent mathematical imagination," and named a Best Nonfiction Book of 1995, the stories behind The Five Equations That Changed the World, as told by Dr. Guillen, are not only chronicles of science, but also gripping dramas of jealousy, fame, war, and discovery.

Synopsis:

The science expert on Good Morning America offers an entertaining and informative survey of the five mathematical equations with the greatest impact on modern times. Reprint. PW.

About the Author

Dr. Michael Guillen is Instructor of Physics and Mathematics in the Core Curriculum Program at Harvard University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786881871
Subtitle:
The Power and Poetry of Mathematics
Author:
Guillen, Michael
Author:
Guillen
Author:
Gus
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematical Physics
Subject:
Equations
Subject:
History -- Philosophy.
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Physics -- Popular works.
Subject:
Mathematics -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
TradePB
Series Volume:
v. 1
Publication Date:
19960912
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 13.12 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A wholly accessible, beautifully written exploration of the potent mathematical imagination." Publishers Weekly
"Synopsis" by , A Publishers Weekly best book of 1995!

Dr. Michael Guillen, known to millions as the science editor of ABC's Good Morning America, tells the fascinating stories behind five mathematical equations.

As a regular contributor to daytime's most popular morning news show and an instructor at Harvard University, Dr. Michael Guillen has earned the respect of millions as a clear and entertaining guide to the exhilarating world of science and mathematics.

Now Dr. Guillen unravels the equations that have led to the inventions and events that characterize the modern world, one of which — Albert Einstein's famous energy equation, E=mc2 — enabled the creation of the nuclear bomb. Also revealed are the mathematical foundations for the moon landing, airplane travel, the electric generator — and even life itself.

Praised by Publishers Weekly as "a wholly accessible, beautifully written exploration of the potent mathematical imagination," and named a Best Nonfiction Book of 1995, the stories behind The Five Equations That Changed the World, as told by Dr. Guillen, are not only chronicles of science, but also gripping dramas of jealousy, fame, war, and discovery.

"Synopsis" by , The science expert on Good Morning America offers an entertaining and informative survey of the five mathematical equations with the greatest impact on modern times. Reprint. PW.
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