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The Resource The crossing of heaven : memoirs of a mathematician, Karl Gustafson

The crossing of heaven : memoirs of a mathematician, Karl Gustafson

Label
The crossing of heaven : memoirs of a mathematician
Title
The crossing of heaven
Title remainder
memoirs of a mathematician
Statement of responsibility
Karl Gustafson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As one of the most prolific mathematicians of our time, Karl Gustafson has been a central figure in the astonishing technological revolution of the last half-century--a revolution which has transformed human life. This, his own account of his journey through those decades, takes the reader from his early pioneering work in computing and espionage, where his contribution was vital to the American Cold War effort, to his observations on core contemporary issues such as the stability of the world's financial system. Gustafson's crucial role in top-secret military intelligence, which saw him tracking Russian submarines, intercepting electronic intelligence and writing the software for America's first spy satellite, is related here for the first time. His narrative includes fascinating encounters with Nobel laureates and figures of historical importance, the European post-doctoral fellowships that expanded his perspectives on science and life, and hair-raising stories from his early rock-climbing days including brushes with death then and later, such as being struck by lightning and knocked unconscious near a mountain top. Gustafson's wide-ranging mathematical accomplishments have led to invitations and travel throughout the world, and he tells of the great--and at times strange--personalities he has met along the way. His unique journey has included hard knocks and beautiful women, who have, as he likes to say, added to the great adventure
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
GW5XE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gustafson, Karl E
Dewey number
510.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
QA29.G87
LC item number
G87 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
NLM call number
Online Book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gustafson, Karl E
  • Mathematicians
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • MATHEMATICS
  • MATHEMATICS
  • MATHEMATICS
  • Mathematicians
  • United States
Label
The crossing of heaven : memoirs of a mathematician, Karl Gustafson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- 1 The Child in Iowa -- 2 The Boy in Boulder -- 3 The Student in Poverty -- 4 Computers and Espionage -- 5 First Publication -- 6 Into Academia -- 7 The World Opens -- 8 Personas and Personalities -- 9 Wives, Lovers, Friends -- 10 Close Calls -- 11 Mathematics -- 12 High Finance -- 13 The Improbabilities -- 14 Realities -- 15 The Crossing of Heaven -- Appendix
Control code
772518706
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 176 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783642225581
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-642-22558-1
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)772518706
Label
The crossing of heaven : memoirs of a mathematician, Karl Gustafson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- 1 The Child in Iowa -- 2 The Boy in Boulder -- 3 The Student in Poverty -- 4 Computers and Espionage -- 5 First Publication -- 6 Into Academia -- 7 The World Opens -- 8 Personas and Personalities -- 9 Wives, Lovers, Friends -- 10 Close Calls -- 11 Mathematics -- 12 High Finance -- 13 The Improbabilities -- 14 Realities -- 15 The Crossing of Heaven -- Appendix
Control code
772518706
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 176 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783642225581
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-642-22558-1
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)772518706

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