A Beautiful Mind

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Thorndike Press, 2002 - 895 páginas
How could you, a mathematician, believe that extraterrestrials were sending you messages?" the visitor from Harvard asked the West Virginian with the movie-star looks and Olympian manner. "Because the ideas I had about supernatural beings came to me the same way my mathematical ideas did," came the answer. "So I took them seriously." Thus begins the true story of John Nash, the mathematical genius who was a legend by age thirty when he slipped into madness, and who -- thanks to the selflessness of a beautiful woman and the loyalty of the mathematics community -- emerged after decades of ghostlike existence to win a Nobel Prize and world acclaim. The inspiration for a major motion picture, Sylvia Nasar's award-winning biography is a drama about the mystery of the human mind, triumph over incredible adversity, and the healing power of love.

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The biography of John Nash a brilliant man whose mental illness interrupts his life and affects those around him. He seems to be different or strange long before the mental illness takes over his life ... Leer comentario completo

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The actual life story of John Nash was very interesting. However, I guess my simple brain was totally overwhelmed by all the math! Leer comentario completo

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A Beautiful Mind
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Sylvia Nasar was born in Rosenheim, Germany on August 17, 1947. She received a bachelor's degree in literature from Antioch College in 1970 and master's degree in economics from New York University in 1976. She is an economist and author. Her books include A Beautiful Mind, which inspired the academy award winning movie, and Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius. She was an economics correspondent for the New York Times and is the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Business Journalism at Columbia University. Her work has appeared in several publications including the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Newsweek.

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