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Title:
A beautiful mind The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash.
ISBN:
9781483069579
Edition:
Unabridged.
Publication Information:
Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC, 2009.
Physical Description:
1 online resource (16 audio files) : digital
General Note:
Unabridged.
Abstract:
John Forbes Nash, Jr., a prodigy and legend by the age of thirty, dazzled the mathematical world by solving a series of deep problems deemed "impossible" by other mathematicians. But at the height of his fame, Nash suffered a catastrophic mental breakdown and began a harrowing descent into insanity, resigning his post at MIT, slipping into a series of bizarre delusions, and eventually becoming a dreamy, ghostlike figure at Princeton, scrawling numerological messages on blackboards. He was all but forgotten by the outside world—until, remarkably, he emerged from his madness to win the Nobel Prize. A Beautiful Mind is "a story about the mystery of the human mind, in three acts: genius, madness, reawakening." A true drama, it is also a fascinating glimpse into the fragility of genius.
Reading Level:
Text Difficulty 9 - Text Difficulty 12
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