The Book of My Life

byGirolamo CardanoIntroduction byAnthony GraftonTranslated byJean Stoner

Paperback | October 31, 2002

The Book of My Life by Girolamo Cardano
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A bright star of the Italian Renaissance, Girolamo Cardano was an internationally-sought-after astrologer, physician, and natural philosopher, a creator of modern algebra, and the inventor of the universal joint. Condemned by the Inquisition to house arrest in his old age, Cardano wrote The Book of My Life, an unvarnished and often outrageous account of his character and conduct. Whether discussing his sex life or his diet, the plots of academic rivals or meetings with supernatural beings, or his deep sorrow when his beloved son was executed for murder, Cardano displays the same unbounded curiosity that made him a scientific pioneer. At once picaresque adventure and campus comedy, curriculum vitae, and last will, The Book of My Life is an extraordinary Renaissance self-portrait—a book to set beside Montaigne's Essays and Benvenuto Cellini's Autobiography.
Title:The Book of My LifeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:320 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.9 inShipping dimensions:320 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.9 inPublished:October 31, 2002Publisher:New York Review BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1590170164

ISBN - 13:9781590170168

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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