A Convergence Of Lives

Author: Ann Hibner Koblitz
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To inaugurate a new series, Lives of Women in Science, Rutgers University Press is reissuing this much-acclaimed biography of Sofia Kovalevskaia, the renowned nineteenth-century mathematician, writer, and revolutionary. Sofia Kovalevskaia's interest in mathematics was roused at an early age--her attic nursery had been wallpapered with lecture notes for a course on calculus. She spent hours studying the mysterious walls, trying to figure out which page followed from the next. Kovalevskaia (1850-1891) became the only woman mathematician whose name all mathematicians recognize, thanks to her contributions to mathematical analysis. Indeed, she was the first professional woman scientist to win international eminence in any field: the first woman doctorate in mathematics, the first to hold a chair in mathematics, the first to sit on the editorial board of a major scientific journal. She was also an accomplished writer, a proponent of women's rights and education, a wife and mother in an unconventional marriage, and a champion of radical political causes in Russia and Western Europe--a friend and correspondent of Dostoyevsky, Chekhov, George Eliot, Kropotkin, Helmholtz, and Darwin. This sympathetic portrait of a remarkable woman will appeal to any reader, non-mathematicians and mathematicians alike.
A Convergence of Lives
Language: en
Pages: 305
Authors: Ann Hibner Koblitz
Categories: Mathematics
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher:

To inaugurate a new series, Lives of Women in Science, Rutgers University Press is reissuing this much-acclaimed biography of Sofia Kovalevskaia, the renowned nineteenth-century mathematician, writer, and revolutionary. Sofia Kovalevskaia's interest in mathematics was roused at an early age--her attic nursery had been wallpapered with lecture notes for a course
A Convergence of Lives
Language: en
Pages: 305
Authors: KOBLITZ
Categories: Mathematics
Type: BOOK - Published: 1984-01-01 - Publisher: Birkhäuser

The second half of the nineteenth century was an exciting time in European intellectual and social history. The period saw the growth of revolutionary activism, the rise of Darwinian evolu tionary biology, the emergence of women's rights movements, and other challenges to established ways of thinking. Progress and change were
A Convergence of the Creative and the Critical
Language: en
Pages: 285
Authors: Patrick MacDermott
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Peter Lang

Literary modernism and its aftermath saw few more enigmatic practitioners than Henry Green. Green was a remarkably innovative and experimental novelist, while also being a keenly perceptive observer of the turbulent times in which he wrote. With his writing spanning the high-point of modernism in the 1920s, the turn towards
A Convergence of Civilizations
Language: en
Pages: 154
Authors: Youssef Courbage, Emmanuel Todd
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-07 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

We are told that Western/Christian and Muslim/Arab civilizations are heading towards inevitable conflict. The demographics of the West remain sluggish, while the population of the Muslim world explodes, widening the cultural gap and all but guaranteeing the outbreak of war. Leaving aside the media's sound and fury on this issue,
A Convergence of Birds
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Jonathan Safran Foer
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-11-29 - Publisher: Penguin UK

Jonathan Safran Foer has long had a passion for the work of the twentieth-century American assemblage artist Joseph Cornell. Inspired by Cornell’s avian-themed boxes, and suspecting that they would be similarly inspiring to others, Foer began to write letters. The responses he received from luminaries of American writing were nothing