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The unreal life of Oscar Zariski, Carol Parikh
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 Summary
 Oscar Zariski's work in mathematics permanently altered the foundations of algebraic geometry. The powerful tools he forged from the ideas of modern algebra allowed him to penetrate classical problems with an unaccustomed depth, and brought new rigor to the intuitive proofs of the Italian School. The students he trained at John Hopkins, and later at Harvard, are among the foremost mathematicians of our time. While what he called his "real life" is recorded in almost a hundred books and papers, this story of his "unreal life" is based upon Parikh's interviews with his family, colleagues, and students, and on his own memories from a series of taperecorded interviews made a few years before his death in 1986. First published in 1991, The Unreal Life of Oscar Zariski was highly successful and widely praised, but has been out of print for many years. Springer is proud to make this book available again, introducing Oscar Zariski to a new generation of mathematicians. About this book: "I want to express my appreciation to you for having penetrated so deeply into the manyfaceted aspects of a complex and mercurial life."Yole Zariski, Oscar Zariski's wife " ... an attractive book that recreates one of the great mathematical personalities of our century. Both mathematicians and nonspecialists will enjoy it."Doru Stefanescu, Mathematical Reviews "Carol Parikh's perceptive narrative of the life of Oscar Zariski, the man, is based on his own recollections tape recorded a few years before his death, and on the author's extensive interviews with his family, colleagues, and students. Here we learn of his birth in a Jewish settlement in eastern Poland, high school in Russia, university in Rome, and maturity in the United States ... We see his development as a mathematician in the context of the people around him. We see his humanity in his love for his family and the care he devoted to his students ... All this and more in Carol Parikh's prizewinning English prose make this book a delight to read."Robin Hartshorne, American Mathematical Monthly
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 1 online resource (xxii, 193 pages)
 Contents

 That Darling Old Lady Kobrin and Chernigov 1899 1918
 Birds Whirling like Numbers Kiev 19181920
 Three Great Mathematicians Rome 19211926
 Reading Pushkin and Dante
 "Oscar, You Are Not One of Us."
 Walking with Lefschetz Baltimore 19271928
 A Voyage of Discovery 19281932
 "The Algebra Which Sheds Light on Geometry" 19321935
 A Citizen of the World of Mathematics 19351937
 The Resolution of Some Singularities
 A Land of Intellectual Cannibals 19391944
 "A Superb Audience of One ... André Weil" São Paulo 1945
 Normal Points of a Variety Cambridge 1947
 The Pure Pleasure of It
 An Attack on the Theory of Linear Systems 19501956
 Tying Bells on Characteristic Zero 19571961
 A Feeling of Awe 19621974
 The Depth of His Attachment
 Isbn
 9781281949981
 Label
 The unreal life of Oscar Zariski
 Title
 The unreal life of Oscar Zariski
 Statement of responsibility
 Carol Parikh
 Subject

 Biographies
 Biographies
 Biography
 Biography
 Biography
 Geometry, Algebraic
 Geometry, Algebraic
 Geometry, Algebraic
 Geometry, Algebraic
 MATHEMATICS  History & Philosophy
 Mathematicians
 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY  Science & Technology
 Mathematicians  United States
 Mathematicians  United States  Biography
 United States
 United States
 Zariski, Oscar, 18991986
 Zariski, Oscar, 18991986
 Zariski, Oscar, 18991986
 Zariski, Oscar, 18991986
 Mathematicians
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 Oscar Zariski's work in mathematics permanently altered the foundations of algebraic geometry. The powerful tools he forged from the ideas of modern algebra allowed him to penetrate classical problems with an unaccustomed depth, and brought new rigor to the intuitive proofs of the Italian School. The students he trained at John Hopkins, and later at Harvard, are among the foremost mathematicians of our time. While what he called his "real life" is recorded in almost a hundred books and papers, this story of his "unreal life" is based upon Parikh's interviews with his family, colleagues, and students, and on his own memories from a series of taperecorded interviews made a few years before his death in 1986. First published in 1991, The Unreal Life of Oscar Zariski was highly successful and widely praised, but has been out of print for many years. Springer is proud to make this book available again, introducing Oscar Zariski to a new generation of mathematicians. About this book: "I want to express my appreciation to you for having penetrated so deeply into the manyfaceted aspects of a complex and mercurial life."Yole Zariski, Oscar Zariski's wife " ... an attractive book that recreates one of the great mathematical personalities of our century. Both mathematicians and nonspecialists will enjoy it."Doru Stefanescu, Mathematical Reviews "Carol Parikh's perceptive narrative of the life of Oscar Zariski, the man, is based on his own recollections tape recorded a few years before his death, and on the author's extensive interviews with his family, colleagues, and students. Here we learn of his birth in a Jewish settlement in eastern Poland, high school in Russia, university in Rome, and maturity in the United States ... We see his development as a mathematician in the context of the people around him. We see his humanity in his love for his family and the care he devoted to his students ... All this and more in Carol Parikh's prizewinning English prose make this book a delight to read."Robin Hartshorne, American Mathematical Monthly
 Biography type
 individual biography
 Cataloging source
 GW5XE
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 Parikh, Carol
 Dewey number

 510/.92
 B
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 index present
 Language note
 English
 LC call number
 QA29.Z37
 LC item number
 P37 2009eb
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents

 dictionaries
 bibliography
 http://library.link/vocab/subjectName

 Zariski, Oscar
 Mathematicians
 Geometry, Algebraic
 Zariski, Oscar
 Zariski, Oscar
 MATHEMATICS
 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
 Geometry, Algebraic
 Mathematicians
 Geometry, Algebraic
 Mathematicians
 United States
 Label
 The unreal life of Oscar Zariski, Carol Parikh
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Carrier category
 online resource
 Carrier category code

 cr
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Color
 multicolored
 Content category
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 Content type code

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 Content type MARC source
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 Contents
 That Darling Old Lady Kobrin and Chernigov 1899 1918  Birds Whirling like Numbers Kiev 19181920  Three Great Mathematicians Rome 19211926  Reading Pushkin and Dante  "Oscar, You Are Not One of Us."  Walking with Lefschetz Baltimore 19271928  A Voyage of Discovery 19281932  "The Algebra Which Sheds Light on Geometry" 19321935  A Citizen of the World of Mathematics 19351937  The Resolution of Some Singularities  A Land of Intellectual Cannibals 19391944  "A Superb Audience of One ... André Weil" São Paulo 1945  Normal Points of a Variety Cambridge 1947  The Pure Pleasure of It  An Attack on the Theory of Linear Systems 19501956  Tying Bells on Characteristic Zero 19571961  A Feeling of Awe 19621974  The Depth of His Attachment
 Control code
 314183825
 Dimensions
 unknown
 Extent
 1 online resource (xxii, 193 pages)
 Form of item
 online
 Isbn
 9781281949981
 Media category
 computer
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 c
 Other control number
 10.1007/9780387094304
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
 9780387094298
 Specific material designation
 remote
 System control number
 (OCoLC)314183825
 Label
 The unreal life of Oscar Zariski, Carol Parikh
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 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
 That Darling Old Lady Kobrin and Chernigov 1899 1918  Birds Whirling like Numbers Kiev 19181920  Three Great Mathematicians Rome 19211926  Reading Pushkin and Dante  "Oscar, You Are Not One of Us."  Walking with Lefschetz Baltimore 19271928  A Voyage of Discovery 19281932  "The Algebra Which Sheds Light on Geometry" 19321935  A Citizen of the World of Mathematics 19351937  The Resolution of Some Singularities  A Land of Intellectual Cannibals 19391944  "A Superb Audience of One ... André Weil" São Paulo 1945  Normal Points of a Variety Cambridge 1947  The Pure Pleasure of It  An Attack on the Theory of Linear Systems 19501956  Tying Bells on Characteristic Zero 19571961  A Feeling of Awe 19621974  The Depth of His Attachment
 Control code
 314183825
 Dimensions
 unknown
 Extent
 1 online resource (xxii, 193 pages)
 Form of item
 online
 Isbn
 9781281949981
 Media category
 computer
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 c
 Other control number
 10.1007/9780387094304
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
 9780387094298
 Specific material designation
 remote
 System control number
 (OCoLC)314183825
Subject
 Biographies
 Biographies
 Biography
 Biography
 Biography
 Geometry, Algebraic
 Geometry, Algebraic
 Geometry, Algebraic
 Geometry, Algebraic
 MATHEMATICS  History & Philosophy
 Mathematicians
 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY  Science & Technology
 Mathematicians  United States
 Mathematicians  United States  Biography
 United States
 United States
 Zariski, Oscar, 18991986
 Zariski, Oscar, 18991986
 Zariski, Oscar, 18991986
 Zariski, Oscar, 18991986
 Mathematicians
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