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Alexander, Amir R
Duel at dawn : heroes, martyrs, and the rise of modern mathematics / Amir Alexander
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2010
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QA10.7 .A44 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Mathematics -- Social aspects -- History
Physical Description 307 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents I: Natural men -- The eternal child -- Natural mathematics -- II: Heroes and martyrs -- A habit of insult: The short and impertinent life of Evariste Galois -- The exquisite dance of the blue nymphs -- A martyr to contempt -- III: Romantic mathematics -- The poetry of mathematics -- Purity and rigor: the birth of modern mathematics -- IV: A new and different world -- The gifted swordsman -- Conclusion: Portrait of a mathematician
Series New histories of science, technology, and medicine

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