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The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan by Robert Kanigel - Paperback - June 1992 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000000450)

The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan

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The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan

by Robert Kanigel

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9780671750619
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New York: Washington Square Press, June 1992. Trade Paperback. Ninth printing. Good condition. 1x1 inch liquid stain to first lower corner of first three dozen pages, otherwise interior unmarked. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. A nice reading copy. 438 pages; 16 p. of plates : ill ., maps. 21 cm. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped.

Synopsis

In 1913, a young unschooled Indian clerk wrote a letter to G H Hardy, begging the preeminent English mathematician's opinion on several ideas he had about numbers. Realizing the letter was the work of a genius, Hardy arranged for Srinivasa Ramanujan to come to England. Thus began one of the most improbable and productive collaborations ever chronicled. With a passion for rich and evocative detail, Robert Kanigel takes us from the temples and slums of Madras to the courts and chapels of Cambridge University, where the devout Hindu Ramanujan, 'the Prince of Intuition,' tested his brilliant theories alongside the sophisticated and eccentric Hardy, 'the Apostle of Proof.' In time, Ramanujan's creative intensity took its toll: he died at the age of thirty-two and left behind a magical and inspired legacy that is still being plumbed for its secrets today.

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Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000000450
Title
The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan
Author
Robert Kanigel
Format/binding
Trade Paperback
Book condition
Used - Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0671750615
ISBN 13
9780671750619
Publisher
Washington Square Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
June 1992
Keywords
biography, biographies, math, mathematicians, Aiyangar Srinivasa, G. H. Hardy, India, Great Britain
Bookseller catalogs
Science & Technology; India; Biographies; Britain;
Size
8vo

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