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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
 1 online resource (x, 416 pages)
 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
 9781283163729
 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
 Subject

 Electronic books
 MATHEMATICS  General
 MATHEMATICS  History & Philosophy
 Mathematicians
 Mathematicians  Biography
 Mathematicians  Psychology
 Mathematicians  Psychology
 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY  Science & Technology
 Mathematics  Study and teaching  United States
 United States
 Mathematics  Study and teaching
 Biographies
 Biography
 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
 N$T
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
 19272020
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 Hersh, Reuben
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 index present
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents

 dictionaries
 bibliography
 http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
 19302017
 http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
 JohnSteiner, Vera
 http://library.link/vocab/subjectName

 Mathematicians
 Mathematicians
 Mathematics
 MATHEMATICS
 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
 MATHEMATICS
 Mathematicians
 Mathematicians
 Mathematics
 United States
 Label
 Loving + hating mathematics : challenging the myths of mathematical life, Reuben Hersh and Vera JohnSteiner
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 unknown
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 Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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 online resource
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 cr
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 rdacarrier
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 mixed
 Content category
 text
 Content type code

 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 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
 ocn744333854
 Dimensions
 unknown
 Extent
 1 online resource (x, 416 pages)
 File format
 unknown
 Form of item
 online
 Isbn
 9781283163729
 Level of compression
 unknown
 Media category
 computer
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 c
 Note
 JSTOR
 Other control number
 9786613163721
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId

 316372
 22573/cttx1dk
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 not applicable
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 unknown
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 unknown sound
 Specific material designation
 remote
 System control number
 (OCoLC)744333854
 Label
 Loving + hating mathematics : challenging the myths of mathematical life, Reuben Hersh and Vera JohnSteiner
 Antecedent source
 unknown
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and indexes
 Carrier category
 online resource
 Carrier category code

 cr
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Color
 mixed
 Content category
 text
 Content type code

 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 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
 ocn744333854
 Dimensions
 unknown
 Extent
 1 online resource (x, 416 pages)
 File format
 unknown
 Form of item
 online
 Isbn
 9781283163729
 Level of compression
 unknown
 Media category
 computer
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 c
 Note
 JSTOR
 Other control number
 9786613163721
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId

 316372
 22573/cttx1dk
 Quality assurance targets
 not applicable
 Reformatting quality
 unknown
 Sound
 unknown sound
 Specific material designation
 remote
 System control number
 (OCoLC)744333854
Subject
 Electronic books
 MATHEMATICS  General
 MATHEMATICS  History & Philosophy
 Mathematicians
 Mathematicians  Biography
 Mathematicians  Psychology
 Mathematicians  Psychology
 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY  Science & Technology
 Mathematics  Study and teaching  United States
 United States
 Mathematics  Study and teaching
 Biographies
 Biography
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