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Men of Mathematics (Touchstone Books (Paperback)) by [Bell, E.T.]
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"The New York Times"

Extremely harmonious...a first text in the philosophy of mathematics....Bell's style is very enjoyable.



Bertrand Russell

Professor Bell has done his work well....Any [one] engaged in learning mathematics will profit by reading him, since he humanizes the subject and helps to a realization of the historical environment.



"Nature"

Professor E.T. Bell has written a fascinating book. The amount of biographical details and of mathematics that he has compressed into a volume of 600 pages is extraordinary...he carries the reader along; he whets the appetite.



"The New York Times"Extremely harmonious...a first text in the philosophy of mathematics....Bell's style is very enjoyable.

Bertrand RussellProfessor Bell has done his work well....Any [one] engaged in learning mathematics will profit by reading him, since he humanizes the subject and helps to a realization of the historical environment.

"Nature"Professor E.T. Bell has written a fascinating book. The amount of biographical details and of mathematics that he has compressed into a volume of 600 pages is extraordinary...he carries the reader along; he whets the appetite.

"Professor E. T. Bell has written a fascinating book. The amount of biographical details and of mathematics that he has compressed into a volume of 600 pages is extraordinary.... He carries the reader along; he whets the appetite." -- "Nature"

"Extremely harmonious...A first text in the philosophy of mathematics...Bell's style is very enjoyable." -- "The New York Times"

"Professor Bell has done his work well.... Any [one] engaged in learning mathematics will profit by reading him, since he humanizes the subject and helps to a realization of the historical environment." -- Bertrand russell, author of "A History of Western Philosophy"

Bertrand Russell Professor Bell has done his work well....Any [one] engaged in learning mathematics will profit by reading him, since he humanizes the subject and helps to a realization of the historical environment.

"The New York Times" Extremely harmonious...a first text in the philosophy of mathematics....Bell's style is very enjoyable.

"Nature" Professor E.T. Bell has written a fascinating book. The amount of biographical details and of mathematics that he has compressed into a volume of 600 pages is extraordinary...he carries the reader along; he whets the appetite.

The New York Times Extremely harmonious...a first text in the philosophy of mathematics....Bell's style is very enjoyable.

Nature Professor E.T. Bell has written a fascinating book. The amount of biographical details and of mathematics that he has compressed into a volume of 600 pages is extraordinary...he carries the reader along; he whets the appetite.

About the Author

Eric Temple Bell was born in 1883 in Aberdeen, Scotland. His early education was obtained in England. Coming to the United States in 1902, he entered Stanford University and took his A.B. degree in 1904. In 1908 he was teaching fellow at the University of Washington, where he took his A.M. degree in 1909. In 1911 he entered Columbia University, where he took his Ph.D. degree in 1912. He returned to the University of Washington as instructor in mathematics and became full professor in 1921. During the summers of 1924-28 he taught at the University of Chicago, and in 1926 (first half) at Harvard University, when he was appointed Professor of Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology.

Dr. Bell was a former President of the Mathematical Association of America, a former Vice President of the American Mathematical Society and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was on the editorial staffs of the "Transactions of the American Mathematical Society," the "American Journal of Mathematics," and the "Journal of the Philosophy of Science." He belonged to The American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, the Circolo Matematico di Palermo, the Calcutta Mathematical Society, Sigma Xi, and Phi Beta Kappa, and was a member of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States. He won the Bocher Prize of the American Mathematical Society for his research work. His twelve published books include "The Purple Sapphire" (1924), "Algebraic Arithmetic" (1927), "Debunking Science," and "Queen of the Sciences" (1931), "Numerology" (1933), and "The Search for Truth" (1934).

Dr. Bell died in December 1960, just before the publication ofhis latest book, "The Last Problem."

Eric Temple Bell was born in 1883 in Aberdeen, Scotland. His early education was obtained in England. Coming to the United States in 1902, he entered Stanford University and took his A.B. degree in 1904. In 1908 he was teaching fellow at the University of Washington, where he took his A.M. degree in 1909. In 1911 he entered Columbia University, where he took his Ph.D. degree in 1912. He returned to the University of Washington as instructor in mathematics and became full professor in 1921. During the summers of 1924-28 he taught at the University of Chicago, and in 1926 (first half) at Harvard University, when he was appointed Professor of Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology.

Dr. Bell was a former President of the Mathematical Association of America, a former Vice President of the American Mathematical Society and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was on the editorial staffs of the "Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, " the "American Journal of Mathematics, " and the "Journal of the Philosophy of Science." He belonged to The American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, the Circolo Matematico di Palermo, the Calcutta Mathematical Society, Sigma Xi, and Phi Beta Kappa, and was a member of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States. He won the Bocher Prize of the American Mathematical Society for his research work. His twelve published books include "The Purple Sapphire" (1924), "Algebraic Arithmetic" (1927), "Debunking Science, " and "Queen of the Sciences" (1931), "Numerology" (1933), and "The Search for Truth" (1934).

Dr. Bell died in December 1960, just before the publication of his latest book, "The Last Problem."


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  • Publisher: Touchstone; 1st Touchstone Ed edition (31 Mar. 2014)
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  • Language: English
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