9780817638665-0817638660-Indiscrete Thoughts

Indiscrete Thoughts

ISBN-13: 9780817638665
ISBN-10: 0817638660
Edition: 3rd printing 2000
Author: Rota, Gian-Carlo
Publication date: 1996
Publisher: Birkhäuser
Format: Hardcover 280 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780817638665
ISBN-10: 0817638660
Edition: 3rd printing 2000
Author: Rota, Gian-Carlo
Publication date: 1996
Publisher: Birkhäuser
Format: Hardcover 280 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Rota, Gian-Carlo wrote Indiscrete Thoughts comprising 280 pages back in 1996. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0817638660 and 9780817638665. Since then Indiscrete Thoughts textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Indiscrete Thoughts gives a glimpse into a world that has seldom been described - that of science and technology as seen through the eyes of a mathematician. The era covered by this book, 1950 to 1990, was surely one of the golden ages of science and of the American university. Cherished myths are debunked along the way as Gian-Carlo Rota takes pleasure in portraying, warts and all, some of the great scientific personalities of the period. Rota is not afraid of controversy. Some readers may even consider these essays indiscreet. This beautifully written book is destined to become an instant classic and the subject of debate for decades to come.

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