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Parallel and Concurrent Programming in Haskell: Techniques for Multicore and Multithreaded Programming
Parallel and Concurrent Programming in Haskell: Techniques for Multicore and Multithreaded Programming
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good information, but examples sometimes overly involved, 31 Dec. 2013
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Provides a good introduction to parallel programming techniques in Haskell, however in places, the complexity of the code examples obscures the more general principles at hand. Still, a good read for anyone wanting to explore the area.


Perfect Rigour: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of a Lifetime
Perfect Rigour: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of a Lifetime

4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting and revealing read, of interest to those who wish for an insight into a complex mind, 8 Sept. 2012
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It must be difficult to write a revealing and insightful biography of an individual who, by the nature of his achievements, appears distant and austere to the casual observer. How much more so then when the subject is as reclusive and disdainful of public acknowledgement as Gregori Perelman.

In this light particularly, Gessen's narrative of the circumstances to and factors influencing Perelman's great mathematical triumphs and sometimes confusing interactions with the world, is particularly illuminating. The interpolation of character and social backdrop yields interesting reading, although if one is looking for an account of Perelman's work on anything more than a conceptual level, in this book you will not find it (indeed, anything less than several years of concerted study, would be insufficient to fully capture even the vaguest outline of the work discussed).


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