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The Resource John von Neumann, Norman Macrae

John von Neumann, Norman Macrae

Label
John von Neumann
Title
John von Neumann
Statement of responsibility
Norman Macrae
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first full-scale biography of the man widely regarded as the greatest scientist of the century after Einstein. Born in Budapest in 1903, John von Neumann grew up in one of the most extraordinary of scientific communities. From his arrival in America in the mid-1930s - with bases in Boston, Princeton, Washington, and Los Alamos - von Neumann pioneered and participated in the major scientific and political dramas of the next three decades, leaving his mark on more fields of scientific endeavor than any other scientist. Von Neumann's work in areas such as game theory, mathematics, physics, and meteorology formed the building blocks for the most important discoveries of the century: the modern computer, game theory, the atom bomb, radar, and artificial intelligence, to name just a few. From the laboratory to the highest levels of government, this definitive biography gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the politics and personalities involved in these world-changing discoveries. Written more than thirty years after von Neumann's untimely death at age fifty-six, it was prepared with the cooperation of his family, and includes information gained from interviewing countless sources across Europe and America. Norman Macrae paints a highly readable, humanizing portrait of a man whose legacy still influences and shapes modern science and knowledge
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1923-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Macrae, Norman
Dewey number
  • 510/.92
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
QA29.V66
LC item number
M33 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Von Neumann, John
  • Mathematicians
  • Geschiedenis (vorm)
  • Wiskundigen
  • Mathématiciens
Label
John von Neumann, Norman Macrae
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Cornelia & Michael Bessie book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-394) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25248222
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 405 pages
Isbn
9780679413080
Lccn
91050891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1475191
  • (OCoLC)25248222
Label
John von Neumann, Norman Macrae
Publication
Note
"A Cornelia & Michael Bessie book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-394) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25248222
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 405 pages
Isbn
9780679413080
Lccn
91050891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1475191
  • (OCoLC)25248222

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