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The unreal life of Oscar Zariski

Author: Carol Parikh
Publisher: Boston : Academic Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based largely on interviews with Zariski, his family, and colleagues, this book provides a summary of some of his pioneering work as well as his personal history.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Parikh, Carol.
Unreal life of Oscar Zariski.
Boston : Academic Press, c1991
(OCoLC)624476147
Named Person: Oscar Zariski; Oscar Zariski; Oscar Zariski
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Parikh
ISBN: 0125450303 9780125450300
OCLC Number: 22183639
Notes: "Bibliography of Oscar Zariski"--P. 247-257.
Description: xxvii, 264 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: That darling old lady - Kobrin and Chernigov 1899-1918; birds whirling like numbers - Kiev 1918-1920; three great mathematicians - Rome 1921-1926; reading Pushkin and Dante; "Oscar, you are not one of us"; walking with Lefschetz - Baltimore 1927; a voyage of discovery; "the algebra which throws light on geometry"; a citizen of the world of mathematics; the resolution of some singularities; a land of intellectual cannibals; "a superb audience of one... Andre Weil"; Sao Paolo 1945; normal points of variety - Cambridge 1947; the pure pleasure of it; an attack on the theory of linear systems; tying bells on characteristic 0; a feeling of awe; the depth of his attachment.
Responsibility: Carol Parikh.

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