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100 1  Roberts, Siobhan. 
245 10 Genius at play :|bthe curious mind of John Horton Conway /
       |cSiobhan Roberts.|h[Axis 360 electronic resource] 
264  1 |bBloomsbury USA,|c2015. 
300    1 online resource 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
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520    Conway is a creative genius."--Martin Gardner An unabashed
       original, John Horton Conway is Archimedes, Mick Jagger, 
       Salvador Dali, and Richard Feynman all rolled into one--a 
       singular mathematician, with a rock stars charisma, a sly 
       sense of humor, a polymaths promiscuous curiosity, and a 
       burning desire to explain everything about the world to 
       everyone in it. Born in Liverpool in 1937, Conway found 
       fame as a barefoot Cambridge professor. He discovered the 
       Conway groups in mathematical symmetry, and invented the 
       aptly named surreal numbers, as well as the cult classic 
       Game of Life--more than a cool fad, Life demonstrates how 
       simplicity generates complexity and the game provides an 
       analogy for all mathematics and the entire universe. 
       Moving to Princeton in 1987, as a mathemagician he 
       deployed cards, ropes, dice, coat hangers, and even the 
       odd Slinky as props to extend his winning imagination and 
       share his mathy obsessions with signature contagion. He is
       a jet-setting ambassador-at-large for the beauties of all 
       things mathematical. Genius At Play is an intimate 
       investigation into the mind of an endearing genius, laying
       bare Conways personal and professional idiosyncrasies. The
       intimacy comes courtesy of the man himself. He generously 
       granted Roberts full access, though not without the 
       occasional grudge and grumble: "Oh hell," hed say. "Youre 
       not going to put that in the book. Are you?!? 
600 10 Conway, John H.|q(John Horton) 
600 17 Conway, John H.|q(John Horton)|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00098415 
650  0 Mathematicians|zGreat Britain|vBiography. 
650  0 Mathematics teachers|zGreat Britain|vBiography. 
650  0 Mathematics teachers|zNew Jersey|zPrinceton|vBiography. 
650  0 Game theory. 
650  7 Game theory.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00937501 
650  7 Mathematicians.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01012154 
650  7 Mathematics teachers.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01012340 
650  7 Biography & Autobiography.|2overdrive 
651  7 Great Britain.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01204623 
651  7 New Jersey|zPrinceton.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01204939 
655  4 Electronic books. 
655  7 Biographies.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01919896 
655  7 Biography.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01423686 
655  7 Biographies.|2lcgft 
655  7 e-book [online only]|xOverDrive.|2ntu lib 
710 2  Baker & Taylor Axis 360. 
856 4  |uhttp://ereadil.axis360.baker-taylor.com/
       Title?itemid=0017276900 

 

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