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A beautiful mind

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This book is in very good condition. There is some sun bleaching on the spine and page edges. Otherwise the book and cover are in very good condition. Includes a number of black and white photographs.

At the age of 21, a brilliant and highly eccentric graduate student made a major contribution to game theory: John Nash had discovered an influential theory of rational human behaviour. But ten years later, at the peak of a dazzling mathematical career and soon after his marriage to a physicist, Nash suffered a breakdown. Diagnosed a schizophrenic, he was beset by bizarre delusions, unable to work, and repeatedly incarcerated in mental hospitals.;He spent most of the next three decades as a silent, ghost-like figure haunting the Princeton campus. Then, when he was 61 and all but forgotten, a dramatic remission of his illness and the Nobel Prize committee's decision to honour his achievements restored the world to him.;His story is told in this book by an author who is intimately familiar with the academic world that Nash has occupied. She wrote it with the backing of Princeton and Nash's friends and colleagues.

Item details

Author(s):
Nasar, Sylvia
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24 x 16 x 4.5 cm
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0571177948
ISBN-13:
9780571177943
Number of pages:
459
Publisher:
Faber (1998)
Title:
A beautiful mind

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This book is in very good condition. There is some sun bleaching on the spine and page edges. Otherwise the book and cover are in very good condition. Includes a number of black and white photographs.

At the age of 21, a brilliant and highly eccentric graduate student made a major contribution to game theory: John Nash had discovered an influential theory of rational human behaviour. But ten years later, at the peak of a dazzling mathematical career and soon after his marriage to a physicist, Nash suffered a breakdown. Diagnosed a schizophrenic, he was beset by bizarre delusions, unable to work, and repeatedly incarcerated in mental hospitals.;He spent most of the next three decades as a silent, ghost-like figure haunting the Princeton campus. Then, when he was 61 and all but forgotten, a dramatic remission of his illness and the Nobel Prize committee's decision to honour his achievements restored the world to him.;His story is told in this book by an author who is intimately familiar with the academic world that Nash has occupied. She wrote it with the backing of Princeton and Nash's friends and colleagues.

Author(s):
Nasar, Sylvia
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24 x 16 x 4.5 cm
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0571177948
ISBN-13:
9780571177943
Number of pages:
459
Publisher:
Faber (1998)
Title:
A beautiful mind

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