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About the Author

Karl Sigmund is professor of mathematics at the University of Vienna. He is the author of Games of Life (Penguin), coauthor of Evolutionary Games and Population Dynamics, and a contributor to Nature and Science.
Image credit: Karl Sigmund. Photo by Konrad Jacobs.

Obras por Karl Sigmund

Associated Works

Darwin (Norton Critical Edition) (1970) — Contribuidor — 661 exemplares, 4 críticas

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Sigmund, Karl
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
Austria
Locais de residência
Vienna, Austria
Ocupações
biologist
mathematician
Relações
Sigmund, Anna Maria (Ehefrau)

Membros

Críticas

Life's too short for lots of things, and this book is one of them. It doesn't get around to explaining what the vienna circle was, or why I should care. There are some amusing anecdotes about some neat people, but the majority of it is banal discussions of their early lives, the girls they dated, and such blither. What's worse is Sigmund is an English professor, and needs to prove it by writing in a style so affected it actually pained me to read.
 
Assinalado
isovector | 1 outra crítica | Dec 13, 2020 |
Only 45 pages in, but I'm loving it so much I'm 5-starring it now. I have a science background (physics) but not enough education in the stories of science, and this one is great: Ernst Mach, Boltzmann, Wittgenstein, Vienna, the coffeehouses.

I went to the bibliography hoping for more books to pursue, but the sources I saw there were German, out of my league. But that's just another reason to thank the author for writing this story for the likes of me.
 
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br77rino | 1 outra crítica | Dec 8, 2017 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
10
Also by
1
Membros
379
Popularidade
#63,709
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
3
ISBN
31
Línguas
4

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