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Drawbridge Up: Mathematics--A Cultural Anathema [Hardcover]

Hans Magnus Enzensberger

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Book Description

April 27 2001 156881156X 978-1568811567 1
This bilingual (German/English) edition of the talk given at the International Congress of Mathematicians, Berlin, 1998, with illustrations by K. H. Hofmann and an introduction by David Mumford, discusses the role of mathematics within our culture.

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  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: A K Peters/CRC Press; 1 edition (April 27 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 156881156X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568811567
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 12.3 x 18.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 141 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,213,771 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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" ""The German poet and essayist Hans Magnus Enzensberger was an invited speaker at the 1998 International Congress of Mathematicians in Berlin. His talk, analyzing the exclusion of mathematics from the cultural sphere by the public, is the basis of..."" -Agnes Tuska, MAA Online, October 2001
""An important argument, nicely and quickly presented."" -Complet-Reviews.com, November 2005"

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