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  • THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan. by Kanigel, Robert
    Kanigel, Robert
    THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Scribner, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - Publishers Weekly called this a "moving and astonishing biography [which] tells the improbable story of India-born Srinavasa Ramanujan Iyengar, self-taught mathematical prodigy. In 1913 Ramanujan, a 25-year-old clerk who had flunked out of two colleges, wrote a letter filled with startlingly original theorems to eminent English mathematician G. H. Hardy. . Over the next five years, the vegetarian Brahmin who claimed his discoveries were revealed to him by a Hindu goddess turned out influential mathematical propositions. Cut off from his young Indian wife left at home, Ramanujan returned to India in 1919, depressed, sullen and quarrelsome; he died one year later of tuberculosis, but his mathematical ideas are used today in…

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    London: Scribner, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - Publishers Weekly called this a "moving and astonishing biography [which] tells the improbable story of India-born Srinavasa Ramanujan Iyengar, self-taught mathematical prodigy. In 1913 Ramanujan, a 25-year-old clerk who had flunked out of two colleges, wrote a letter filled with startlingly original theorems to eminent English mathematician G. H. Hardy. . Over the next five years, the vegetarian Brahmin who claimed his discoveries were revealed to him by a Hindu goddess turned out influential mathematical propositions. Cut off from his young Indian wife left at home, Ramanujan returned to India in 1919, depressed, sullen and quarrelsome; he died one year later of tuberculosis, but his mathematical ideas are used today in cosmology and computer science." Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Illustrated with photographs. Extensive notes, selected bibliography, notes. ix, 439 pp. ISBN: 0-356203501.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (light creasing and wear to top edge of dj)

    Book ID: 89366
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  • THE SLOUCHING TIGERS. by Zook, Stephanie.
    Zook, Stephanie.
    THE SLOUCHING TIGERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Rockville, MD: Ariadne Press, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Prize-winning coming-of-age story of a young Chinese American girl. SIGNED on the title page. 199 pp. ISBN: 0-918056136.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62299
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