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The Pleasures of Statistics: The Autobiography of Frederick Mosteller

From his unique perspective, renowned statistician and educator Frederick Mosteller describes many of the projects and events in his long career. From humble beginnings in western Pennsylvania to becoming the founding chairman of Harvard University’s Department of Statistics and beyond, … Continue reading

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Leonhard Euler

Euler was not only by far the most productive mathematician in the history of mankind, but also one of the greatest scholars of all time. He attained, like only a few scholars, a degree of popularity and fame which may … Continue reading

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The Calculus of Friendship: What a Teacher and a Student Learned about Life while Corresponding about Math

The Calculus of Friendship is the story of an extraordinary connection between a teacher and a student, as chronicled through more than thirty years of letters between them. What makes their relationship unique is that it is based almost entirely … Continue reading

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Mr Hopkins’ Men: Cambridge Reform and British Mathematics in the 19th Century

The 19th century was a key period in the development of the mathematical sciences in Britain. Subjects such as rigid-body dynamics, hydrodynamics, elasticity, optics, heat, electricity and magnetism were extended and given firmer foundations; new areas of pure mathematics were … Continue reading

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Israel Gohberg and Friends: On the Occasion of his 80th Birthday

This book is dedicated to Israel Gohberg on occasion of his 80th birthday on August 23, 2008. It is an expression of esteem and friendship for a great mathematician, a remarkable person and an inspiring colleague. The book contains reflections … Continue reading

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The Culture Broker: Franklin D. Murphy and the Transformation of Los Angeles

Franklin Murphy? It’s not a name that is widely known; even during his lifetime the public knew little of him. But for nearly thirty years, Murphy was the dominant figure in the cultural development of Los Angeles. Behind the scenes, … Continue reading

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The Chomsky Effect: A Radical Works Beyond the Ivory Tower

“People are dangerous. If they’re able to involve themselves in issues that matter, they may change the distribution of power, to the detriment of those who are rich and privileged.” —Noam Chomsky Noam Chomsky has been praised by the likes … Continue reading

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Deserfest: A Celebration Of The Life And Works Of Stanley Deser

This volume comprises the contributions to the proceedings of Deserfest — a festschrift in honor of Stanley Deser. Many of Stanley Deser’s colleagues and longtime collaborators, including Richard Arnowitt and Charles Misner of “ADM” fame, contribute insighted article. Ranging from … Continue reading

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Women in Higher Education: An Encyclopedia

America’s first wave of feminists—Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and others—included expanded opportunities for higher education in their Declaration of Sentiments at the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York, in l848. By then, the first American … Continue reading

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The Random Walks of George Polya (Spectrum)

George Pólya was one of the giants of classical analysis in the 20th century, and the influence of his work can be seen far beyond analysis, into number theory, geometry, probability and combinatorics. This book serves both as a biography … Continue reading

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