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Wizard : the Life and Times of Nikola Tesla : Biography of a Genius (96 Edition)
Wizard : the Life and Times of Nikola Tesla : Biography of a Genius (96 Edition)
by Marc J. Seifer
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Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited by many as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Yet very few people know about his life and work. Based on original source materials and previously... (read more)

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The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth
The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth
by Paul Hoffman
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Based on a National Magazine Award-winning article, this masterful biography of Hungarian-born Paul Erdos is both a vivid portrait of an eccentric genius and a layman's guide to some of this century's most startling mathematical discoveries.... (read more)

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The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness
The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness
by Lori Schiller
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At seventeen Lori Schiller was the perfect child -- the only daughter of an affluent, close-knit family. Six years later she made her first suicide attempt, then wandered the streets of New York City dressed in ragged clothes, tormenting voices crying... (read more)

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Albert Einstein: A Biography
Albert Einstein: A Biography
by Albrecht Folsing
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"(Folsing) provides a nuanced, nonjudgmental personal portrait resting firmly on prodigious archival work. Albert Einstein allows us to see deeply into (his) inner world". -- Alan Lightman, The New York Review of Books The name of Albert Einstein has... (read more)

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My Brain Is Open : the Mathematical Journeys of  Paul Erdos (98 Edition)
My Brain Is Open : the Mathematical Journeys of Paul Erdos (98 Edition)
by Bruce Schechter
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Paul Erdand#245;s, one of the greatest mathematicians of the twentieth century, and certainly the most eccentric, was internationally recognized as a prodigy by age seventeen. Hungarian-born Erdand#245;s believed that the meaning of life was to prove and... (read more)

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The Outsider: A Journey Into My Father's Struggle with Madness
The Outsider: A Journey Into My Father's Struggle with Madness
by Nathani Lachenmeyer
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The Outsider is an unsentimental yet profoundly moving look at one familys experience with mental illness. In 1978, Charles Lachenmeyer was a happily married professor of sociology who lived in the New York suburbs with his wife and nine-year-old son... (read more)

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Einstein: A Life
Einstein: A Life
by Denis Brian
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"An utterly fascinating life of a great scientist, full of new insights and very readable." —Ashley Montagu His name is synonymous with genius. His work helped shape the twentieth century and point the way toward the next. In the more than forty... (read more)

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Fermat's Last Theorem: Unlocking the Secret of an Ancient Mathematical Problem
Fermat's Last Theorem: Unlocking the Secret of an Ancient Mathematical Problem
by Amir D Aczel
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Over three hundred years ago, a French scholar scribbled a simple theorem in the margin of a book.  It would become the world's most baffling mathematical mystery. Simple, elegant, and utterly impossible to prove, Fermat's Last Theorem captured... (read more)

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Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics
Strange Beauty: Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics
by George Johnson
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [405]-409) and index.... (read more)

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A Beautiful Mind: A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994
A Beautiful Mind: A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994
by Sylvia Nasar
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In this powerful and dramatic biography Sylvia Nasar vividly re-creates the life of a mathematical genius whose career was cut short by schizophrenia and who, after three decades of devastating mental illness, miraculously recovered and was honored with... (read more)

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Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
by James Gleick
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From the author of the national bestseller Chaos comes an outstanding biography of one of the most dazzling and flamboyant scientists of the 20th century that "not only paints a highly attractive portrait of Feynman but also . . . makes for a... (read more)

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Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love
Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love
by Dava Sobel
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While Galileo Galilei was under house arrest, accused of heresy for his claim that the earth revolved around the sun, his daughter Virginia, a cloistered nun, proved to be her father's greatest source of strength through the difficult years of his trial... (read more)

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