A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash

By: Nasar, Sylvia

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How could you, a mathematician, believe that extraterrestrials were sending you messages?" the visitor from Harvard asked the West Virginian with the movie-star looks and Olympian manner.

"Because the ideas I had about supernatural beings came to me the same way my mathematical ideas did," came the answer. "So I took them seriously."

Thus begins the true story of John Nash, the mathematical genius who was a legend by age thirty when he slipped into madness, and who -- thanks to the selflessness of a beautiful woman and the loyalty of the mathematics community -- emerged after decades of ghostlike existence to win a Nobel Prize and world acclaim. The inspiration for a major motion picture, Sylvia Nasar's award-winning biography is a drama about the mystery of the human mind, triumph over incredible adversity, and the healing power of love.

Title: A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash

Author Name: Nasar, Sylvia

Categories: Science & Technology,

Edition: 1st Paperbacj Edition

Publisher: NY, Touchstone (Simon & Schuster): 1998

ISBN Number: 0743224574

ISBN Number 13: 9780743224574

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Size: 8vo -9 in.

Seller ID: 503004500

Description: Lightly toned, no markings. Spine lightly creased. Includes 8 pp. glossy b&w photos. Readable, non-technical biography of the MIT genius who overcame mental illness to win a Nobel prize in mathematics. Basis for a motion picture.Winner of the National Book Critics Award for biography. With index, bibliography and reference notes.

Keywords: Science. Technology. Mathematics. Computers. Game Theory.