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Nasar, Sylvia

Overview
Works: 68 works in 412 publications in 18 languages and 14,196 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Drama  Film adaptations  Reviews  Popular works  Motion picture plays  Film and video adaptations  Biographical films  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Scribe, Contributor
Classifications: QA29.N25, B
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Most widely held works about Sylvia Nasar
 
Most widely held works by Sylvia Nasar
A beautiful mind : a biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, 1994 by Sylvia Nasar( Book )
149 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 5,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this biography, Sylvia Nasar re-creates the life of a mathematical genius whose brilliant career was cut short by schizophrenia and who, after three decades of devastating mental illness, miraculously recovered and was honored with a Nobel Prize." "A Beautiful Mind traces the meteoric rise of John Forbes Nash, Jr., from his lonely childhood in West Virginia to his student years at Princeton, where he encountered Albert Einstein, John von Neumann, and a host of other mathematical luminaries. At twenty-one, the handsome, ambitious, eccentric graduate student invented what would become the most influential theory of rational human behavior in modern social science. Nash's contribution to game theory would ultimately revolutionize the field of economics." "At thirty, Nash was poised to take his dreamed-of place in the pantheon of history's greatest mathematicians. Then Nash suffered a catastrophic mental breakdown." "Nasar details Nash's harrowing descent into insanity - his bizarre delusions that he was the Prince of Peace; his resignation from MIT, flight to Europe, and attempt to renounce his American citizenship; his repeated hospitalizations, from the storied McLean, where he came to know the poet Robert Lowell, to the crowded wards of a state hospital; his "enforced interludes of rationality" during which he was able to return briefly to mathematical research." "At age sixty-six, twin miracles - a spontaneous remission of his illness and the sudden decision of the Nobel Prize committee to honor his contributions to game theory - restored the world to him. Nasar recounts the bitter behind-the-scenes battle in Stockholm over whether to grant the ultimate honor in science to a man thought to be "mad." She describes Nash's current ambition to pursue new mathematical breakthroughs and his efforts to be a loving father to his adult sons."--Jacket
Grand pursuit : the story of economic genius by Sylvia Nasar( Book )
24 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The epic story of the making of modern economics, and of how economics rescued mankind from squalor and deprivation by placing its material fate in its own hands rather than in fate. Nasar's account begins with Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew observing the condition of the poor majority in mid-nineteenth-century London, the richest place in the world. She describes the often heroic efforts of Marx and others to put those insights into action, with revolutionary consequences. From John Maynard Keynes to India's Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen, she shows how the insights of these activist thinkers transformed the world--from one city, London, to the developed nations in Europe and America, and now the entire planet. In Nasar's dramatic narrative we witness men and women responding to personal crises, world wars, revolutions, economic upheavals, and each other's ideas to turn back Malthus and transform the "dismal science" into a triumph over mankind's hitherto age-old destiny of misery
A beautiful mind by Sylvia Nasar( Recording )
31 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994
The essential John Nash by John F Nash( Book )
21 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book presents, for the first time, the full range of Nash's diverse contributions not only to game theory, for which he received the Nobel, but to pure mathematics, in which he commands even greater acclaim among academics. Included are nine of Nash's most influential papers, most them written over the decade beginning in 1949"--Jacket
A beautiful mind by Ron Howard( Visual )
54 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leven van de briljante wiskundige John Forbes Nash jr
Grand pursuit the story of economic genius by Sylvia Nasar( Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind, chronicles the evolution of modern economics, from Victorian London to present times
The best American science writing, 2008 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A latest collection in the annual series features a selection of the year's most significant writings on key scientific developments in genetics, physics, cognition, evolutionary theory, astronomy, and other fields and is complemented by an accessible overview of the year's most important discoveries, research, and events
The double helix; a personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNA by James D Watson( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James D. Watson describes how he and Francis Crick discovered the DNA double helix in 1953
Markt und Moral die großen Ökonomen und ihre Ideen by Sylvia Nasar( Book )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mei li jing jie = A beautiful mind by Sylvia Nasar( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in Chinese and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A beautiful mind Genie und Wahnsinn ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A Beautiful Mind - Genie und Wahnsinn" ein Film der Oscarpreisträger Ron Howard (Regisseur) und Brian Grazer (Produzent), errang bei den diesjährigen Academy Awards insgesamt vier Auszeichnungen , unter anderem für den "Besten Film". In der Hauptrolle glänzt Russel Crow in einer faszinierenden Darstellung des brillanten Mathematikers John Nash. Nash steht kurz vor dem internationalen Durchbruch in seiner Karriere, als er in eine geheimnisvolle Verschwörung verstrickt wird. Nun kann ihm nur noch die Liebe seiner Frau (Oscar-Preisträgerin Jennifer Connelly) helfen. Eine mitreissende Geschichte über Triumph und Mut und Leidenschaft. (Quelle: Umschlag)
Grand pursuit : great 20th century economic thinkers and what they discovered about the way the world works by Sylvia Nasar( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De wil tot welvaart : het verhaal van geniale economen by Sylvia Nasar( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historisch overzicht van de ontwikkeling van de moderne politieke economie vanaf de negentiende eeuw
Piękny umysł by Sylvia Nasar( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Polish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Grand pursuit: a story of economic genius by Sylvia Nasar( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Byut'ip'ul maindŭ = A beautiful mind by Sylvia Nasar( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in Korean and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Akıl oyunları = A beautiful mind by Sylvia Nasar( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Turkish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nobel Ödüllü Matematih dahisi John Nash'in sıradışı hayatı
Un homme d'exception by Ron Howard( Visual )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
À l'aube d'une brillante carrière internationale, le brillant mathématicien John Nash, se trouve mêlé à une conspiration mystérieuse. Dorénavant, seule son épouse dévouée peut lui venir en aide dans cette histoire édifante de courage, de passion et de triomphe
Una Mente maravillosa A beautiful mind ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Nash es un brillante matemático que, al borde del reconocimiento internacional, se ve repentinamente implicado en una misteriosa conspiración. Sólo su dedicada esposa puede ayudarle en su sobrecogedora historia de coraje, pasión y triunfo
Un homme d'exception by Sylvia Nasar( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Naṣṣār, Sīlviyā 1947-
נסאר, סילביה
ナサー, シルヴィア
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English (227)
German (30)
Spanish (19)
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Multiple languages (9)
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