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Mathematician's Apology

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ISBN-10: 110760463X

ISBN-13: 9781107604636

Edition: 2012

Authors: G. H. Hardy, C. P. Snow

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G. H. Hardy was one of this century's finest mathematical thinkers, renowned among his contemporaries as a 'real mathematician ... the purest of the pure'. He was also, as C. P. Snow recounts in his Foreword, 'unorthodox, eccentric, radical, ready to talk about anything'. This 'apology', written in 1940, offers a brilliant and engaging account of mathematics as very much more than a science; when it was first published, Graham Greene hailed it alongside Henry James's notebooks as 'the best account of what it was like to be a creative artist'. C. P. Snow's Foreword gives sympathetic and witty insights into Hardy's life, with its rich store of anecdotes concerning his collaboration with the…    
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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 154
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Trained as a physicist and at one time a fellow in physics at Cambridge University, C. P. Snow wrote a number of papers on the problems of molecular structure. He was knighted in 1957 for his important work in organizing scientific personnel for the Ministry of Labour during World War II and for his services as a civil service commissioner. Snow's Variety of Men (1967), biographical essays on nine men---including Albert Einstein, Robert Frost, and Joseph Stalin drew upon his professional experience in the worlds of science, literature, and public affairs. His sequence of novels, Strangers and Brothers, occupied him for more than 20 years. Strangers and Brothers, the first to be written in…    

A Mathematician's Apology: chapters 1-29