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3 edition of duel at dawn ... found in the catalog.

duel at dawn ...

by Eleanor R. Cox

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Published by P.J. Kenedy in New York .
Written in English


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LC ClassificationsPS635.Z9 C895
The Physical Object
Pagination45 p. ;
Number of Pages45
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23703516M
LC Control Numbertmp92008952

Kevin Berry - Author: Home Books Awards About Editing Services SHOP Resources Blog Duel At Dawn (You Say Which Way) Duel At Dawn (You Say Which Way) Children's Interactive Adventure Fiction It's in Paris, France. In the fog of a Paris dawn in , Evariste Galois, the year-old founder of modern algebra, was shot and killed in a duel. That gunshot, suggests Amir Alexander, marked the end of one era in mathematics and the beginning of another. Arguing that not even the purest mathematics can be separated from its cultural background, Alexander shows how Price Range: $ - $

Get this from a library! Duel at dawn: heroes, martyrs, and the rise of modern mathematics. [Amir Alexander] -- From Paris to St. Petersburg, Norway to Transylvania, Amir Alexander introduces us to national heroes and outcasts, innocents, swindlers, and martyrs-- .   In Duel at Dawn: Heroes, Martyrs and the Rise of Modern Mathematics, author Amir Alexander argues that the popular image of mathematicians as strange, .

A duel is an arranged engagement in combat between two people, with matched weapons, in accordance with agreed-upon in this form were chiefly practiced in early modern Europe with precedents in the medieval code of chivalry, and continued into the modern period (18th to late 19th centuries, if not beyond) especially among military officers. Duel at Dawn suffers from being repetitive. Its handful of main points are good ones, but they are met too often throughout the book. Also, the lack of a separate section for references might frustrate a serious reader. Nevertheless, Duel at Dawn offers a good starting point for anyone who wishes to understand some popular attitudes about math-.


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Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Mod Paperback – He is the author of Geometrical Landscapes and Duel at Dawn. His writing has appeared in The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times and his work has been featured in Nature, The Guardian, on NPR, and more. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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“ Duel at Dawn is a delightful examination of the ways in which certain mathematicians have been made into mythical figures, and how the tropes of those canonical treatments have changed over the years. It’s a fascinating and original book.

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$ • £ • € ISBN Publication Date: 10/15/ * Academic Trade. pages. Find at a Library» Cite This Book. In the fog of a Paris dawn inГ‰variste Galois, the year-old founder of modern algebra, was shot and killed in a duel.

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The Burr–Hamilton duel was a duel fought at Weehawken, New Jersey, between Vice President Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, the former Secretary of the occurred early in the morning of Jand was the culmination of a long and bitter rivalry between the two men.

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The Duel, Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr This was a pretty ok book. If you have ever seen the Broadway Show Hamilton you will know a ton about this book already.

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He is the author of Geometrical Landscapes and Duel at Dawn. His work has been featured in Nature, the Guardian, among others. He lives in Los Angeles, California/5.