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James Joseph Sylvester : Victorian, Jew, mathematician

Author: Karen Hunger Parshall
Publisher: Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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She highlights the human side of what many view as that most arcane and otherworldly of intellectual endeavors, mathematics, which indeed answers to such diverse factors as religion, ego, and  Read more...

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Named Person: James Joseph Sylvester; James Joseph Sylvester
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Hunger Parshall
ISBN: 0801882915 9780801882913
OCLC Number: 234102923
Awards: Commended for AAP/Professional and Scholarly Publishing Awards: Biography and Autobiography 2007 (United States)
Description: xiii, 461 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Karen Hunger Parshall.

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A masterful biography. * American Scientist * An important and impressively documented contribution to the history of nineteenth-century mathematics. -- Craig G. Fraser * Mathematical Reviews * A Read more...

 
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