Item description for Niels Henrik Abel and his Times by Arild Stubhaug & Richard R. Daly...
Read about the dramatic life of an outstanding mathematical genius: Niels Henrik Abel (1802-1829). Arild Stubhaug, who is both a historian and a mathematician, has written the definitive biography of Niels Henrik Abel. The Norwegian original edition was a sensational success, and Arild Stubhaug was awarded the most prestigious Norwegian literary prize (Brageprisen) in the category non-fiction. Everyone with an interest in the history of mathematics and science will enjoy reading this book on one of the most famous mathematicians of the 19th century.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.25" Height: 9" Weight: 2.55 lbs.
Release Date May 19, 2000
ISBN 3540668349 ISBN13 9783540668343
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A biography by his countryman. Mar 9, 2003
Abel's short life will leave an indellible mark in all mathematicians ( professional and amateur )'s heart. This superb biography will remind us again and pay an respect to this genius. One will be hard to resist sadness about reading this book, but fact is fact, history cannot be changed. Let us pay a tribute to this superb genius again by reading this biography.
Excellent Jan 10, 2001
This is an excellent book about the norwegian mathematical genius Niels Henrik Abel. This book is also very painfull to read, since it is about a man who dies at only 26 years of age, just before he is to reach to glory. It's a tragedy. But none the less what he accomplish in his life is just tremendous. This is a real book. And it will not leave you unaffected.