James, I. M. (Ioan Mackenzie) 1928
Overview
Works:  59 works in 270 publications in 3 languages and 11,991 library holdings 

Genres:  Biography History Bibliography 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Honoree 
Classifications:  QA611, 514 
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by
I. M James
Asperger's syndrome and high achievement some very remarkable people
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I. M James(
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7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection identifies famous figures from the past whose behaviour suggests they may have had autism, a disorder that was not defined until the mid20th century. James looks at the lives of 20 individuals  scientists, artists, politicians and philosophers  examining in detail their interests, successes, indifferences and shortcomings. Among the profiles are those of mathematician and philosopher Bertrand Russell, who wondered in his autobiography how he managed to hurt the people around him quite without meaning to; biologist Alfred Kinsey, who excelled in academia but was ill at ease in social situations; and the writer Patricia Highsmith, who had very definite likes (fountain pens and absence of noise) and dislikes (television and fourcourse meals). From Albert Einstein to Philip of Spain, these intriguing individuals all showed clear evidence of autistic traits. This book will be of interest to general readers and anyone with a personal or professional interest in autism
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection identifies famous figures from the past whose behaviour suggests they may have had autism, a disorder that was not defined until the mid20th century. James looks at the lives of 20 individuals  scientists, artists, politicians and philosophers  examining in detail their interests, successes, indifferences and shortcomings. Among the profiles are those of mathematician and philosopher Bertrand Russell, who wondered in his autobiography how he managed to hurt the people around him quite without meaning to; biologist Alfred Kinsey, who excelled in academia but was ill at ease in social situations; and the writer Patricia Highsmith, who had very definite likes (fountain pens and absence of noise) and dislikes (television and fourcourse meals). From Albert Einstein to Philip of Spain, these intriguing individuals all showed clear evidence of autistic traits. This book will be of interest to general readers and anyone with a personal or professional interest in autism
Remarkable mathematicians : from Euler to von Neumann
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I. M James(
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23 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces and profiles sixty mathematicians, starting with the era which saw mathematics freed from its classical origins and ending in the development of its modern form
23 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces and profiles sixty mathematicians, starting with the era which saw mathematics freed from its classical origins and ending in the development of its modern form
Remarkable physicists : from Galileo to Yukawa
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I. M James(
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18 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 250 years from the second half of the 17thcentury saw the birth of modern physics and its growth into one of the most successful of the sciences. This text features portrayals of 55 of the most remarkable physicists from that era described in brief biographies
18 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 250 years from the second half of the 17thcentury saw the birth of modern physics and its growth into one of the most successful of the sciences. This text features portrayals of 55 of the most remarkable physicists from that era described in brief biographies
The mind of the mathematician
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Michael Fitzgerald(
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6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Internationally famous mathematician Ioan James and accomplished psychiatrist Michael Fitzgerald look at the complex world of mathematics and the mind. They discuss mathematics and the arts, savants, gender and mathematical ability, and the impact of autism, personality disorders, and mood disorders
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Internationally famous mathematician Ioan James and accomplished psychiatrist Michael Fitzgerald look at the complex world of mathematics and the mind. They discuss mathematics and the arts, savants, gender and mathematical ability, and the impact of autism, personality disorders, and mood disorders
Introduction to uniform spaces
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I. M James(
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6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is based on a course taught to an audience of undergraduate and graduate students at Oxford, and can be viewed as a bridge between the study of metric spaces and general topological spaces. About half the book is devoted to relatively littlekno
6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is based on a course taught to an audience of undergraduate and graduate students at Oxford, and can be viewed as a bridge between the study of metric spaces and general topological spaces. About half the book is devoted to relatively littlekno
The topology of Stiefel manifolds
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I. M James(
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9 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stiefel manifolds are an interesting family of spaces much studied by algebraic topologists
9 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stiefel manifolds are an interesting family of spaces much studied by algebraic topologists
Topological topics articles on algebra and topology presented to Professor P.J. Hilton in celebration of his sixtieth birthday
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I. M James(
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10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Professor Peter Hilton is one of the best known mathematicians of his generation. He has published almost 300 books and papers on various aspects of topology and algebra. The present volume is to celebrate the occasion of his sixtieth birthday. It begins with a bibliography of his work, followed by reviews of his contributions to topology and algebra. These are followed by eleven research papers concerned with various topics of current interest in algebra and topology. The articles are contributed by some of the many mathematicians with whom he has worked at one time or another. This book will
10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Professor Peter Hilton is one of the best known mathematicians of his generation. He has published almost 300 books and papers on various aspects of topology and algebra. The present volume is to celebrate the occasion of his sixtieth birthday. It begins with a bibliography of his work, followed by reviews of his contributions to topology and algebra. These are followed by eleven research papers concerned with various topics of current interest in algebra and topology. The articles are contributed by some of the many mathematicians with whom he has worked at one time or another. This book will
History of topology
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I. M James(
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23 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Topology, for many years, has been one of the most exciting and influential fields of research in modern mathematics. Although its origins may be traced back several hundred years, it was Poincař who "gave topology wings" in a classic series of articles published around the turn of the century. While the earlier history, sometimes called the prehistory, is also considered, this volume is mainly concerned with the more recent history of topology, from Poincař onwards. As will be seen from the list of contents the articles cover a wide range of topics. Some are more technical than others, but the reader without a great deal of technical knowledge should still find most of the articles accessible. Some are written by professional historians of mathematics, others by historicallyminded mathematicians, who tend to have a different viewpoint
23 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Topology, for many years, has been one of the most exciting and influential fields of research in modern mathematics. Although its origins may be traced back several hundred years, it was Poincař who "gave topology wings" in a classic series of articles published around the turn of the century. While the earlier history, sometimes called the prehistory, is also considered, this volume is mainly concerned with the more recent history of topology, from Poincař onwards. As will be seen from the list of contents the articles cover a wide range of topics. Some are more technical than others, but the reader without a great deal of technical knowledge should still find most of the articles accessible. Some are written by professional historians of mathematics, others by historicallyminded mathematicians, who tend to have a different viewpoint
Handbook of algebraic topology
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I. M James(
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17 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Algebraic topology (also known as homotopy theory) is a flourishing branch of modern mathematics. It is very much an international subject and this is reflected in the background of the 36 leading experts who have contributed to the Handbook. Written for the reader who already has a grounding in the subject, the volume consists of 27 expository surveys covering the most active areas of research. They provide the researcher with an uptodate overview of this exciting branch of mathematics
17 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Algebraic topology (also known as homotopy theory) is a flourishing branch of modern mathematics. It is very much an international subject and this is reflected in the background of the 36 leading experts who have contributed to the Handbook. Written for the reader who already has a grounding in the subject, the volume consists of 27 expository surveys covering the most active areas of research. They provide the researcher with an uptodate overview of this exciting branch of mathematics
General topology and homotopy theory
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I. M James(
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9 editions published in 1984 in English and German and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published in 1984 in English and German and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Topological and uniform spaces
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I. M James(
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5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures on algebraic and differential topology, delivered at the II. ELAM
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Raoul Bott(
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10 editions published in 1972 in English and German and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published in 1972 in English and German and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aspects of topology
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Ioan M James(
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9 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a memorial volume to the distinguished Canadianborn mathematician Hugh Dowker
9 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a memorial volume to the distinguished Canadianborn mathematician Hugh Dowker
Fibrewise topology
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I. M James(
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10 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Remarkable engineers : from Riquet to Shannon
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I. M James(
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7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Engineering transformed the world completely between the seventeenth and twentyfirst centuries. Remarkable Engineers tells the story of 51 of the key pioneers in this transformation, from the designers and builders of the world's railways, bridges and aeroplanes, to the founders of the modern electronics and communications revolutions. The focus throughout is on their varied life stories, and engineering and scientific detail is kept to a minimum. Engineer profiles are organized chronologically, inviting readers with an interest in engineering to follow the path by which these remarkable engineers utterly changed our lives."Jacket
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Engineering transformed the world completely between the seventeenth and twentyfirst centuries. Remarkable Engineers tells the story of 51 of the key pioneers in this transformation, from the designers and builders of the world's railways, bridges and aeroplanes, to the founders of the modern electronics and communications revolutions. The focus throughout is on their varied life stories, and engineering and scientific detail is kept to a minimum. Engineer profiles are organized chronologically, inviting readers with an interest in engineering to follow the path by which these remarkable engineers utterly changed our lives."Jacket
Remarkable biologists
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I. M James(
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7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Following on from the success of his two previous books, Remarkable Mathematicians and Remarkable Physicists, Ioan James now profiles 38 remarkable biologists from the last 400 years. The emphasis is on their varied lifestories, not on the details of their achievements, but when read in sequence their biographies, which are organised chronologically, convey in human terms something of the way in which biology has developed over the years. Scientific and biological detail is kept to a minimum, inviting any reader interested in biology to follow this easy path through the subject's modern development."BOOK JACKET
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Following on from the success of his two previous books, Remarkable Mathematicians and Remarkable Physicists, Ioan James now profiles 38 remarkable biologists from the last 400 years. The emphasis is on their varied lifestories, not on the details of their achievements, but when read in sequence their biographies, which are organised chronologically, convey in human terms something of the way in which biology has developed over the years. Scientific and biological detail is kept to a minimum, inviting any reader interested in biology to follow this easy path through the subject's modern development."BOOK JACKET
Fibrewise homotopy theory
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M. C Crabb(
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7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Topology occupies a central position in the mathematics of today. The concept of the fibre bundle provides an appropriate framework for studying differential geometry. There is a large amount of literature on this subject already, so this book fulfils its aim of being a research stimulant and develops theories such as homotopy, equivariant homotopy, fibrewise homotopy and much more. Part 2 does assume a certain familiarity with the basic ideas from Part 1, but is written in such a way that the reader interested mainly in stable theory should be able to begin with Part 2 and refer back to Part 1 as necessary. Details on specific sections can be found in the introductions at the beginning of each part
7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Topology occupies a central position in the mathematics of today. The concept of the fibre bundle provides an appropriate framework for studying differential geometry. There is a large amount of literature on this subject already, so this book fulfils its aim of being a research stimulant and develops theories such as homotopy, equivariant homotopy, fibrewise homotopy and much more. Part 2 does assume a certain familiarity with the basic ideas from Part 1, but is written in such a way that the reader interested mainly in stable theory should be able to begin with Part 2 and refer back to Part 1 as necessary. Details on specific sections can be found in the introductions at the beginning of each part
Topologies and uniformities
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I. M James(
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9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Topology is an essential part of the mathematics of today. Not only is it important in its own right, but its ideas and viewpoints influence a wide variety of other mathematical fields. This book provides the reader with a modern account of the basic concepts of topological and uniform spaces with an emphasis on the relation between the two. The material divides naturally into three sections; six chapters on topological theory, two chapters devoted to uniform theory and the final four chapters which draw on ideas from the first two sections." "The text is designed for senior undergraduate and graduate students in pure mathematics who have a general understanding of sets, algebra and analysis."Jacket
9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Topology is an essential part of the mathematics of today. Not only is it important in its own right, but its ideas and viewpoints influence a wide variety of other mathematical fields. This book provides the reader with a modern account of the basic concepts of topological and uniform spaces with an emphasis on the relation between the two. The material divides naturally into three sections; six chapters on topological theory, two chapters devoted to uniform theory and the final four chapters which draw on ideas from the first two sections." "The text is designed for senior undergraduate and graduate students in pure mathematics who have a general understanding of sets, algebra and analysis."Jacket
Driven to innovate : a century of Jewish mathematicians and physicists
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I. M James(
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4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Mathematical works of J[ohn] H[enry] C[onstantine] Whitehead
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John Henry Constantine Whitehead(
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5 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Fitzgerald, Michael 1946 October 7 Author
 Hilton, Peter 19232010 Honoree
 Gitler, Samuel Editor
 Bott, Raoul 19232005 Author
 Kronheimer, E. H. Editor
 Crabb, M. C. (Michael Charles) Author
 Whitehead, John Henry Constantine 19041960 Author
 Dowker, Hugh 19121982
 Newman, M. H. A. (Maxwell Herman Alexander) 1897
 Bott, Raoul 1924 Author
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