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by Sylvia Nasar
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This is my Blog
This is my Blog rated it 2 years ago
If you are expecting to read about the tragic story that has been shown in the Motion Picture that has won millions of people's hearts, I've got to start by telling you that this is not a Movie Tie-In of any kind, for the real life of John Nash was immensely different from the life of John Nash that...
This is my Blog
This is my Blog rated it 2 years ago
If you are expecting to read about the tragic story that has been shown in the Motion Picture that has won millions of people's hearts, I've got to start by telling you that this is not a Movie Tie-In of any kind, for the real life of John Nash was immensely different from the life of John Nash that...
travelin
travelin rated it 8 years ago
John Nash won his Nobel for economic models based on game theory. This was the popular attempt to reduce human enterprises to closed-world, zero-sum rational (logical?) models. Subsequent economists have won Nobels for saying that this is simply impossible.I'm not any sort of expert, but it's just p...
suzannewallberg
suzannewallberg rated it 10 years ago
I love to read biographies, they are interesting, give broader perspective and allow to learn more about people I'm interested in. this one is excellent. You read it not as a normal biography but a real-life fiction book.Although it's a biography ot is really fast-paced and I just couldn't put it do...
elisas8
elisas8 rated it 12 years ago
interesting. i wish some of the math stuff was explained. makes me want to see the movie again.
EricCWelch
EricCWelch rated it 15 years ago
"'How could you,' Mackey asked, 'how could you, a mathematician, a man devoted to reason and logical proof. . . how could you believe that extra terrestrials are sending you messages? How could you believe that you are being recruited by aliens from outer space to save the world? How could you . . ....
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it 20 years ago
One of the best books on a Nobel laureate that I have ever read. John Nash is one of those men that managed to transcend a very difficult life and reach the apex of succeeding in the scientific world -- winning a Nobel prize. His Game Theory changed the twentieth century, both good and bad, and his ...
Beth's List Love on Booklikes
Beth's List Love on Booklikes rated it 52 years ago
Really enjoyed this account of Nobelist John Nash's life.
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