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Author: George Paul Csicsery; James Locker; Paul Hoffman; AK Peters, Ltd.
Publisher: Natick, MA : A K Peters, Ltd., ©1993.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A man with no home and no job, Paul Erdös was the most prolific mathematician who ever lived. Universally revered among mathematicians, Erdös, who was born in Hungary and died in 1996, was a wandering genius who eschewed the traditional trappings of success ... [this videocassette is] a documentary filmed in England, Hungary, Poland and the United States over four years, presents Erdös' mathematical quest in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Paul Erdős; Paul Erdős
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: George Paul Csicsery; James Locker; Paul Hoffman; AK Peters, Ltd.
OCLC Number: 40649353
Notes: Based on The man who loves only numbers, an article by Paul Hoffman.
Credits: Editor, George Paul Csicsery ; cinematography, John Knoop ; music, Mark Adler.
Performer(s): Narrator, James Locker.
Description: 1 videocassette (57 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Portrait of Paul Erdös
Responsibility: a documentary film by George Paul Csicsery.

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"A man with no home and no job, Paul Erdös was the most prolific mathematician who ever lived. Universally revered among mathematicians, Erdös, who was born in Hungary and died in 1996, was a wandering genius who eschewed the traditional trappings of success ... [this videocassette is] a documentary filmed in England, Hungary, Poland and the United States over four years, presents Erdös' mathematical quest in its personal and philosophical dimensions, and the tragic historical events that molded his life"--Container label.

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