skip to content
A beautiful mind Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

A beautiful mind

Author: Sylvia Nasar; Anna Fields
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audiobooks, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : MP3 : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
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 a Nobel Prize. "A beautiful mind" traces the meteoric rise of John Forbes Nash, Jr., a prodigy and legend by the age of thirty, who dazzled the mathematical world  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
Named Person: John F Nash; John F Nash
Material Type: Biography, Document, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvia Nasar; Anna Fields
ISBN: 9781433295829 1433295822
OCLC Number: 64394603
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Performer(s): Read by Anna Fields.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 259927 KB; MP3 file size: 509573 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: Sylvia Nasar.

Abstract:

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 a Nobel Prize. "A beautiful mind" traces the meteoric rise of John Forbes Nash, Jr., a prodigy and legend by the age of thirty, who dazzled the mathematical world by solving a series of deep problems deemed "impossible" by other mathematicians. But at the height of his fame, Nash suffered a catastrophic mental breakdown and began a harrowing descent into insanity, resigning his post at MIT, slipping into a series of bizarre delusions, and eventually becoming a dreamy, ghostlike figure at Princeton, scrawling numerological messages on blackboards. He was all but forgotten by the outside world-until, remarkably, he emerged from his madness to win world acclaim.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/64394603>
library:oclcnum"64394603"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/64394603>
rdf:typeschema:AudioObject
rdf:typeschema:Book
rdf:typej.2:Audiobook
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:contributor
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"1999"
schema:description"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 a Nobel Prize. "A beautiful mind" traces the meteoric rise of John Forbes Nash, Jr., a prodigy and legend by the age of thirty, who dazzled the mathematical world by solving a series of deep problems deemed "impossible" by other mathematicians. But at the height of his fame, Nash suffered a catastrophic mental breakdown and began a harrowing descent into insanity, resigning his post at MIT, slipping into a series of bizarre delusions, and eventually becoming a dreamy, ghostlike figure at Princeton, scrawling numerological messages on blackboards. He was all but forgotten by the outside world-until, remarkably, he emerged from his madness to win world acclaim."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1151936908>
schema:genre"Audiobooks."@en
schema:genre"Biography"@en
schema:genre"Audiobooks"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"A beautiful mind"@en
schema:publisher
schema:url<http://www.contentreserve.com/TitleInfo.asp?ID=F5816D9D-4EFB-4493-88B3-DEDDC7B706DC&Format=425>
schema:url<http://www.contentreserve.com/TitleInfo.asp?ID={F5816D9D-4EFB-4493-88B3-DEDDC7B706DC}&Format=25>
schema:url
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.