352 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.9 in
June 8, 1999
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0786884061
ISBN - 13: 9780786884063
From the Publisher
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.
From Our Editors
Although you may never have heard of Paul Erdos, you'd be fascinated to learn about this remarkable man's life. In The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth, Paul Hoffman explores how the Hungarian mastermind could map out and calculate some of the most complex theorems around, yet could barely tie his own shoelaces. The author has won numerous awards of recognition for science writing.