Mathematical People: Profiles and Interviews
Contemporary Books, 1985 - Mathematicians - 372 pages
This is a collection of sketches on the century's leading mathematicians and an explanation of why they are important.
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Interviewed by G L Alexanderson and Carroll Wilde
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by William Chinn and John Lewis
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