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Beautiful Mind : The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash - 98 edition

by Sylvia Nasar

Beautiful Mind : The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash (ISBN10: 0684853701; ISBN13: 9780684853703)
ISBN13: 978-0684853703
ISBN10: 0684853701

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0684819068, 978-0743224574
ISBN10: 0684819066, 0743224574

Summary: In this powerful and dramatic biography Sylvia Nasar vividly re-creates the life of a mathematical genius whose career was cut short by schizophrenia and who, after three decades of devastating mental illness, miraculously recovered and was honored with a Nobel Prize. A Beautiful Mind traces the meteoric rise of John Forbes Nash, Jr., a prodigy and legend by the age of thirty, who dazzled the mathematical world by solving a series of deep problems deemed ''impossible'' by other mathemati ...show morecians. But at the height of his fame, Nash suffered a catastrophic mental breakdown and began a harrowing descent into insanity, resigning his post at MIT, slipping into a series of bizarre delusions, and eventually becoming a dreamy, ghostlike figure at Princeton, scrawling numerological messages on blackboards. He was all but forgotten by the outside world -- until, remarkably, he emerged from his madness to win world acclaim. A feat of biographical writing, A Beautiful Mind is also a fascinating look at the extraordinary and fragile nature of genius. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 98
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Year Published: 1998
International: No

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