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Loving + hating mathematics : challenging the myths of mathematical life, Reuben Hersh and Vera JohnSteiner
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 Summary
 "Mathematics is often thought of as the coldest expression of pure reason. But few subjects provoke hotter emotionsand inspire more love and hatredthan mathematics. And although math is frequently idealized as floating above the messiness of human life, its story is nothing if not human; often, it is all too human. Loving and Hating Mathematics is about the hidden human, emotional, and social forces that shape mathematics and affect the experiences of students and mathematicians. Written in a lively, accessible style, and filled with gripping stories and anecdotes, Loving and Hating Mathematics brings home the intense pleasures and pains of mathematical life. These stories challenge many myths, including the notions that mathematics is a solitary pursuit and a "young man's game," the belief that mathematicians are emotionally different from other people, and even the idea that to be a great mathematician it helps to be a little bit crazy. Reuben Hersh and Vera JohnSteiner tell stories of lives in math from their very beginnings through old age, including accounts of teaching and mentoring, friendships and rivalries, love affairs and marriages, and the experiences of women and minorities in a field that has traditionally been unfriendly to both. Included here are also stories of people for whom mathematics has been an immense solace during times of crisis, war, and even imprisonmentas well as of those rare individuals driven to insanity and even murder by an obsession with math."Overview
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 x, 416 p.
 Contents

 Mathematical beginnings
 Mathematical culture
 Mathematics as solace
 Mathematics as an addiction : following logic to the end
 Friendships and partnerships
 Mathematical communities
 Gender and age in mathematics
 The teaching of mathematics : fierce or friendly?
 Loving and hating school mathematics
 Isbn
 9780691142470
 Label
 Loving + hating mathematics : challenging the myths of mathematical life
 Title
 Loving + hating mathematics
 Title remainder
 challenging the myths of mathematical life
 Statement of responsibility
 Reuben Hersh and Vera JohnSteiner
 Title variation

 Loving and hating mathematics
 Challenging the myths of mathematical life
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 "Mathematics is often thought of as the coldest expression of pure reason. But few subjects provoke hotter emotionsand inspire more love and hatredthan mathematics. And although math is frequently idealized as floating above the messiness of human life, its story is nothing if not human; often, it is all too human. Loving and Hating Mathematics is about the hidden human, emotional, and social forces that shape mathematics and affect the experiences of students and mathematicians. Written in a lively, accessible style, and filled with gripping stories and anecdotes, Loving and Hating Mathematics brings home the intense pleasures and pains of mathematical life. These stories challenge many myths, including the notions that mathematics is a solitary pursuit and a "young man's game," the belief that mathematicians are emotionally different from other people, and even the idea that to be a great mathematician it helps to be a little bit crazy. Reuben Hersh and Vera JohnSteiner tell stories of lives in math from their very beginnings through old age, including accounts of teaching and mentoring, friendships and rivalries, love affairs and marriages, and the experiences of women and minorities in a field that has traditionally been unfriendly to both. Included here are also stories of people for whom mathematics has been an immense solace during times of crisis, war, and even imprisonmentas well as of those rare individuals driven to insanity and even murder by an obsession with math."Overview
 Biography type
 collective biography
 Cataloging source
 DLC
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
 19272020
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 Hersh, Reuben
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 index present
 LC call number
 QA28
 LC item number
 .H48 2011
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 bibliography
 http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
 19302017
 http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
 JohnSteiner, Vera
 http://library.link/vocab/subjectName

 Mathematicians
 Mathematicians
 Mathematics
 Label
 Loving + hating mathematics : challenging the myths of mathematical life, Reuben Hersh and Vera JohnSteiner
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (p. [349]384) and indexes
 Contents
 Mathematical beginnings  Mathematical culture  Mathematics as solace  Mathematics as an addiction : following logic to the end  Friendships and partnerships  Mathematical communities  Gender and age in mathematics  The teaching of mathematics : fierce or friendly?  Loving and hating school mathematics
 Control code
 609304008
 Dimensions
 24 cm
 Extent
 x, 416 p.
 Isbn
 9780691142470
 Isbn Type
 (hardcover : alk. paper)
 Lccn
 2010014452
 Other physical details
 ill.
 System control number
 (OCoLC)609304008
 Label
 Loving + hating mathematics : challenging the myths of mathematical life, Reuben Hersh and Vera JohnSteiner
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (p. [349]384) and indexes
 Contents
 Mathematical beginnings  Mathematical culture  Mathematics as solace  Mathematics as an addiction : following logic to the end  Friendships and partnerships  Mathematical communities  Gender and age in mathematics  The teaching of mathematics : fierce or friendly?  Loving and hating school mathematics
 Control code
 609304008
 Dimensions
 24 cm
 Extent
 x, 416 p.
 Isbn
 9780691142470
 Isbn Type
 (hardcover : alk. paper)
 Lccn
 2010014452
 Other physical details
 ill.
 System control number
 (OCoLC)609304008
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