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Niels Henrik Abel and his times : called too soon by flames afar

Author: Arild Stubhaug; Richard H Daly
Publisher: Berlin ; Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, cop. 2000.
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Everyone with an interest in the history of mathematics and science will enjoy reading this book on one of the most famous mathematicians of the 19th century. The author, who is both a historian and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographie (Descripteur de forme)
Biographies
Named Person: Niels Henrik Abel; Niels Henrik Abel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arild Stubhaug; Richard H Daly
ISBN: 3540668349 9783540668343
OCLC Number: 708553939
Notes: Trad de : "Et @Foranskutt lyn : Niels Henrik Abel og hans tid."
Description: 1 v. (X-580 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: I Introduction.- 1. A Short Life.- II Family Background.- 2. The Abel Family Tree.- 3. Father's Period of Schooling and Study in Denmark.- 4. Vicar and Curate.- 5. Abel and the Simonsen Family in Risor.- III Childhood at Gjerstad.- 6. Priest at Finnoy, Church Affairs in the Kristiansand Diocese.- 7. Niels Henrik's First Years.- 8. Childhood Learning, Childhood Faith.- 9. Everyday Life in the Shadow of War.- 10. Ground Swells from Offshore.- 11. New Sounds in City and Hamlet.- 12. Home and Abroad, Crises and Turning Points.- 13. S. G. Abel Steps into Politics.- 14. The Times During Which Niels Henrik Grew Up.- 15. Niels Henrik Leaves Home.- IV Disciple in Christiania, 1815-1821.- 16. Meeting A New Era.- 17. School Life, Money Worries, and the Joys of the Theatre.- 18. Everyday Life in Christiania S. G. Abel Enters the Public Spotlight.- 19. Confirmation and Direction in Life.- 20. The Fateful Year, 1818.- 21. Christiania, Fall, 1818.- 22. Into Mathematical History.- 23. School Days and Many More Stories.- 24. To the Examen artium and Further Studies.- 25. Student and Homeless.- V Student Life, 1821-1825.- 26. Free Room and Board at "Regentsen".- 27. Examen Philosophicum: The Course of Studies and the Teachers.- 28. Student Life and Circle of Friends.- 29. Spring and Early Summer, 1822.- 30. Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring.- 31. Copenhagen - Travel, Summer, 1823.- 32. The Quintic Equation and Future Plans.- 33. Betrothal and Preparations.- VI Europe-Travel.- 34. Through Copenhagen and Hamburg to Berlin.- 35. Berlin, October 1825 to March 1826.- 36. Via Leipzig to Freiberg.- 37. Through Dresden to Prague.- 38. To Vienna.- 39. From Vienna to Graz and Trieste.- 40. Onward to Venice, via Bologna to Bolzano.- 41. In the Dolomites, over to Innsbruck and on to Mount Rigi.- 42. Paris, July 10th to December 29th, 1826.- 43. The Homeward Journey via Berlin and Copenhagen.- VII The Last Year in Norway.- 44. Back Home.- 45. Christiania, Autumn, 1827.- 46. From January to July, 1828.- 47. The Final Summer.- 48. The Final Round, Autumn, 1828.- VIII.- 49. Deathbed.- 1 Chronology.- 2. Commentaries and Supplementary Readings.- 3 Chronological Bibliography of Abel's Published Works.- 4 Annotated Bibliography.- Index of Names.
Responsibility: Arild Stubhaug ; translated from the Norwegian by Richard H. Daly.
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