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Adventures of a Mathematician

Author: Stanislaw M. Ulam
ISBN #: 0684143917
Price: $15.00
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Publisher Location: New York
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: good
Edition: 2nd
Pub Date: 1976
shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book; more to the jacket which is rubbed with two short closed tears, price-clipped; gift inscription to the front endpaper, else clean and unmarked. First printing, full number line. From another edition: "With his wide-ranging interests, Ulam never emphasized the importance of his contributions to the research that resulted in the hydrogen bomb. Now Daniel Hirsch and William Mathews reveal the true story of Ulam's pivotal role in the making of the "Super," in their historical introduction to this behind-the-scenes look at the minds and ideas that ushered in the nuclear age. An epilogue by Françoise Ulam and Jan Mycielski sheds new light on Ulam's character and mathematical originality." Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!