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Idea makers : personal perspectives on the lives & ideas of some notable people / Stephen Wolfram.

Wolfram, Stephen, (author.).
Book Book ([2016])
Description: x, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Publisher: [Champaign, Illinois] : Wolfram Media, Inc., [2016]
1 of 1 copy available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Bunker Hill Community College. (Show all copies)
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Bunker Hill Community College Stacks Q141 .W678562 2016 (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9781579550035
  • ISBN: 1579550037
  • Edition: First edition.
Contents: Richard Feynman -- Kurt Gödel -- Alan Turing -- John von Neumann -- George Boole -- Ada Lovelace -- Gottfried Leibniz -- Benoit Mandelbrot -- Steve Jobs -- Marvin Minsky -- Russell Towle -- Bertrand Russell and Alfred Whitehead -- Richard Crandall -- Srinivasa Ramanujan -- Solomon Golomb.
Summary: This book of thoroughly engaging essays from one of today's most prodigious innovators provides a uniquely personal perspective on the lives and achievements of a selection of intriguing figures from the history of science and technology. Weaving together his immersive interest in people and history with insights gathered from his own experiences, Stephen Wolfram gives an ennobling look at some of the individuals whose ideas and creations have helped shape our world today. From his recollections about working with Richard Feynman to his insights about how Alan Turing's work has unleashed generations of innovation to the true role of Ada Lovelace in the history of computing, Wolfram takes the reader into the minds and lives of great thinkers and creators of the past few centuries and shows how great achievements can arise from dramatically different personalities and life trajectories.

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Wolfram, Stephen. "Idea makers : personal perspectives on the lives & ideas of some notable people." Champaign, Illinois : Wolfram Media, Inc., 2016.

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