Group Theory in the Bedroom, and Other Mathematical Diversions

ISBN-10: 0809052172
ISBN-13: 9780809052172
Edition: 2009
Authors: Brian Hayes
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Description: Brian Hayes is one of the most accomplished essayists active todaya claim supported not only by his prolific and continuing high-quality output but also by such honors as the National Magazine Award for his commemorative Y2K essay titled "Clock of  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 4/14/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Brian Hayes is one of the most accomplished essayists active todaya claim supported not only by his prolific and continuing high-quality output but also by such honors as the National Magazine Award for his commemorative Y2K essay titled "Clock of Ages," published in the November/December 1999 issue ofThe Sciencesmagazine. (The also-rans that year included Tom Wolfe, Verlyn Klinkenborg, and Oliver Sacks.) Hayes's work in this genre has also appeared in such anthologies asThe Best American Magazine Writing, The Best American Science and Nature Writing,andThe Norton Reader. Here he offers us a selection of his most memorable and accessible piecesincluding "Clock of Ages"embellishing them with an overall, scene-setting preface, reconfigured illustrations, and a refreshingly self-critical "Afterthoughts" section appended to each essay.

Brian Hayes is a senior writer for American Scientistand a recipient of a National Magazine Award. Helives in the Boston area.

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