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Saunders Mac Lane : a mathematical autobiography

Author: Saunders Mac Lane
Publisher: Wellesley, Mass. : A K Peters, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Saunders Mac Lane was an extraordinary mathematician, a dedicated teacher, and a good citizen who cared deeply about the values of science and education. In his autobiography, he gives us a glimpse of his "life and times," mixing the highly personal with professional observations. His recollections bring to life a century of extraordinary accomplishments and tragedies that inspire and educate."
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Genre/Form: Biography
Autobiographie (Descripteur de forme)
Biographies
Named Person: Saunders Mac Lane; Saunders Mac Lane; Saunders Mac Lane; Saunders Mac Lane; Saunders Mac Lane; Saunders Mac Lane
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Saunders Mac Lane
ISBN: 1568811500 9781568811505
OCLC Number: 54803677
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Early years --
First teaching --
Collaborative research --
The war years --
Eilenberg and Mac Lane --
Harvard years --
Chicago in the fifties --
Mathematical developments --
National academy of science --
The sixties and beyond --
National science policy --
Travels --
Advising --
Later developments --
Contemplating.
Responsibility: Saunders Mac Lane.

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