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The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth (Paperback)

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Based on a National Magazine Award-winning article, this masterful biography of Hungarian-born Paul Erdos is both a vivid portrait of an eccentric genius and a layman's guide to some of this century's most startling mathematical discoveries.

About the Author


Paul Hoffman was president of Encyclopedia Britannica and editor-in-chief of Discover, and is the author of The Man Who Loved Only Numbers and The Wings of Madness. He is the winner of the first National Magazine Award for Feature Writing, and his work has appeared in the New Yorker, Time, and Atlantic Monthly. He lives in Woodstock, NY.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780786884063
ISBN-10: 0786884061
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication Date: May 12th, 1999
Pages: 352
Language: English