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Hoffman, Paul 1956-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 100 publications in 11 languages and 4,387 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Film adaptations  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QA29.E68, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Paul Hoffman
 
Most widely held works by Paul Hoffman
The man who loved only numbers : the story of Paul Erdos and the search for mathematical truth by Paul Hoffman( Book )
30 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 1,923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Paul Erdos, the most prolific and eccentric mathematician of our time, forsook all creature comforts - including a hometo pursue his lifelong study of numbers. He was a man who possessed unimaginable powers of thought yet was unable to manage some of the simplest daily tasks." "For more than six decades, Erdos lived out of two tattered suitcases, crisscrossing four continents at a frenzied pace, chasing mathematical problems and fresh talent. Erdos saw mathematics as a search for lasting beauty and ultimate truth. It was a search Erdos never abandoned, even as his life was torn asunder by some of the major political dramas of our time." "In this biography, Hoffman uses Erdos's life and work to introduce readers to a cast of remarkable geniuses, from Archimedes to Stanislaw Ulam, one of the chief minds behind the Los Alamos nuclear project. He draws on years of interviews with Ronald Graham and Fan Chung, Erdos's chief American caretakers and devoted collaborators. With an eye for the hilarious anecdote, Hoffman explains mathematical problems from Fermat's Last Theorem to the more frivolous "Monty Hall dilemma." What emerges is an intimate look at the world of mathematics and an indelible portrait of Erdos, a charming and impish philosopher-scientist whose accomplishments continue to enrich and inform our world."--Jacket
Archimedes' revenge : the joys and perils of mathematics by Paul Hoffman( Book )
25 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a popular introduction to mathematics and its everyday applications
Wings of madness : Alberto Santos-Dumont and the invention of flight by Paul Hoffman( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography of the young Brazilian who moved to Paris where he experimented with flight until Europeans came to call him the man who conquered air
N is a number a portrait of Paul Erdős by George Paul Csicsery( Visual )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary filmed in England, Hungary, Poland and the United States over a period of four years presenting mathematician Paul Erdos's mathematical quest in its personal and philosophical dimensions, and the tragic historical events that molded his life
L'uomo che amava solo i numeri : la storia di Paul Erdos, un genio alla ricerca della verità matematica by Paul Hoffman( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El hombre que sólo amaba los números : la historia de Paul Erdos y la búsqueda de la verdad matemática by Paul Hoffman( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hōrō no tensai sūgakusha erudeshu by Paul Hoffman( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die linke Hand Gottes Roman by Paul Hoffman( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Thai and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manden som kun elskede tal : historien om geniet Paul Erdős og hans søgen efter matematisk sandhed by Paul Hoffman( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shu zi qing zhong : Ai'erdeshi zhuan by Paul Hoffman( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben shu chuan zhu xiong ya li shu xue jia ai mi de shen shi dang dai han jian de shu xue qi cai. ta zai 60 duo nian de shu xue sheng ya zhong, yu he zuo zhe men gong tong fa biao le 1475 pian gao shui ping de xue shu lun wen
The man who loved only numbers : the odd story of Paul Erdos, mathematical monk, and the search for the truth by Paul Hoffman( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Stunde des Erlösers : Roman by Paul Hoffman( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shu zi ai ren : shu xue qi cai bao luo. ai di xu de gu shi by Paul Hoffman( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die letzten Gerechten Roman by Paul Hoffman( )
1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cale ist die linke Hand Gottes, der Engel des Todes. Er ist dazu bestimmt, jeden zu vernichten, der nicht des wahren Glaubens ist. Die Erlösermönche, allen voran sein ehemaliger Mentor Bosco, glauben der Prophezeiung, die besagt, dass Cale Gottes Gesandter ist. Erst wenn er seinen Auftrag vollbracht hat, wird Gott eine neue Welt erschaffen können mit den letzten gerechten Menschen dieser Welt. Aber Cale will nur ungern von seinen ehemaligen Unterdrückern für ihre Zwecke benutzt werden und lässt die Mönche erst einmal in dem Glauben, dass er für sie arbeitet. In Wirklichkeit hat er längst einen ganz anderen Plan ... Paul Hoffman hat nach seinem Anglistik-Studium in über zwanzig verschiedenen Berufen gearbeitet, unter anderem als Buchmacher, Kurierfahrer, Lehrer und als Gutachter für den Britisch Board of Film. Teile seines ersten Romans 'The Wisdom of Crocodiles' wurden mit Jude Law verfilmt. Als Drehbuchautor hat er neben vielen anderen mit Francis Ford Coppola gearbeitet
Manden som kun elskede tal historien om geniet Paul Erdős og hans søgen efter matematisk sandhed by Paul Hoffman( Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in Danish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Paul Erdeos by Paul Hoffman( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Web Feet summary: This well-designed site is dedicated to the prolific and eccentric mathematician Paul Erdeos. Created by Paul Hoffman, author of the biography titled The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdes and the Search for Mathematical Truth, visitors will be intrigued by the life Erdeoslead and his passion for mathematics. Also, you can read excerpts from the book, view photos of Erdeos, learn about "Erdeoisms" (Erdeos' unique expressions), and find additional resources. Finally, the site's creator invites you to share any stories or photos of this or other mathematicians
Uri suhakcha modu nŭn yakkan mich'in kŏmnida : suhakcha P'ol Aŏdishi ŭi salm by Paul Hoffman( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Yalnızca sayıları seven adam : Paul Erdös'ün hikayesi ve matematiksel hakikat arayışı by Paul Hoffman( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in Turkish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Dr. Crypton, 1956-

Hoffman, Paul E.
Hopʻŭman, Pʻol 1956-
ホフマン, ポール
Languages
English (70)
German (5)
Chinese (5)
Japanese (5)
Italian (4)
Spanish (3)
Thai (3)
Danish (2)
Turkish (1)
Greek, Modern (1)
Korean (1)
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