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10 books of Sylvia Nasar

“HOW COULD YOU, A MATHEMATICIAN, BELIEVE THAT EXTRATERRESTRIALS WERE SENDING YOU MESSAGES?­” the visitor from Harvard asked the West Virginian with the movie-­star looks and Olympian manner. “Because the ideas I had about supernatural beings came to me the same way my mathematical ideas did,­” came the answer. “So I took them seriously.­” Thus begins the true story of John Nash, the mathematical genius who was a legend by age thirty when he slipped into madness, and who—thanks to the selflessness of a beautiful woman and the loyalty of the mathematics community—emerged after decades of ghostlike existence to win a Nobel Prize for triggering the game theory revolution. The inspiration for an Academy Award–winning movie, Sylvia Nasar’s now-­classic biography is a drama about the mystery of the human mind, triumph over adversity, and the healing power of love.­Amazon.­com ReviewStories of famously eccentric Princetonians abound--­such as that of chemist Hubert Alyea, the model for The . . .

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En un relato revolucionario y conmovedor la autora de recorre los dos últimos siglos junto conlos protagonistas que han cambiado el modo de vida de todos los habitantes del planeta. Construye una biografía coral del pensamiento político contemporáneo, una historia épica de la creación de la economía moderna, y de cómo ésta salvó a parte de la humanidad de la miseria y el hambre al poner su destino material bajo su control en vez de dejarlo en manos del azar. Por su relato desfilan Marx y Engels, el gran John Maynard Keynes, Schumpeter, Hayek, Joan Robinson, los influyentes estadounidenses Paul Samuelson y Milton Friedman, o el premio Nobel indio Amartya Sen. Nasar demuestra cómo lasideas de estos pensadores y activistas transformaron el mundo, del Londres de mediados del siglo xix, la ciudad más rica y deslumbrante del mundo, a los países desarrollados de Europa y América, y después al resto del planeta. En la apasionante historia de estos pioneros presenciamos la respuesta de . . .

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The bestselling, prize-­winning biography of a mathematical genius who suffered from schizophrenia, miraculously recovered, and then won a Nobel Prize.

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In a sweeping narrative, the author of the megabestseller A Beautiful Mind takes us on a journey through modern history with the men and women who changed the lives of every single person on the planet. It's the epic story of the making of modern economics, and of how economics rescued mankind from squalor and deprivation by placing its material fate in its own hands rather than in Fate. Nasar's account begins with Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew observing and publishing the condition of the poor majority in mid-­nineteenth-­century London, the richest and most glittering place in the world. This was a new pursuit. She describes the often heroic efforts of Marx, Engels, Alfred Marshall, Beatrice and Sydney Webb, and the American Irving Fisher to put those insights into action--­with revolutionary consequences for the world. From the great John Maynard Keynes to Schumpeter, Hayek, Keynes's disciple Joan Robinson, the influential American economists Paul Samuelson and...

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Sylvia Nasar, the author of the phenomenal bestseller A Beautiful Mind takes us on a journey through the epic story of the making of modern economics, and how it rescued mankind from squalor and deprivation by placing its material fate in its own hands, rather than in Fate.­Nasar's account begins with Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew observing and publishing the condition of the poor majority in mid 19th century London, the richest and most glittering place in the world. This was a new pursuit. She then describes the efforts of Marx, Engels, Alfred Marshall, Beatrice and Sydney Webb, and Irving Fisher to put those insights into action - with revolutionary consequences for the world.­From the great John Maynard Keynes to Schumpeter, Hayek, Keynes's disciple Joan Robinson, the influential American economists Paul Samuelson and Milton Friedman, and India's Nobel Prize Winner Amartya Sen, she show how the insights of these activist thinkers transformed the world - from one city, . . .

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In a sweeping narrative, the author of the megabestseller A Beautiful Mind takes us on a journey through modern history with the men and women who changed the lives of every single person on the planet. It’s the epic story of the making of modern economics, and of how economics rescued mankind from squalor and deprivation by placing its material fate in its own hands rather than in Fate.
Nasar’s account begins with Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew observing and publishing the condition of the poor majority in mid-­nineteenth-­century London, the richest and most glittering place in the world. This was a new pursuit. She describes the often heroic efforts of Marx, Engels, Alfred Marshall, Beatrice and Sydney Webb, and the American Irving Fisher to put those insights into action—with revolutionary consequences for the world.
From the great John Maynard Keynes to Schumpeter, Hayek, Keynes’s disciple Joan Robinson, the influential American economists Paul Samuelson and Milton . . .

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In a sweeping narrative, the author of the megabestseller takes us on a journey through modern history with the men and women who changed the lives of every single person on the planet. It’s the epic story of the making of modern economics, and of how economics rescued mankind from squalor and deprivation by placing its material fate in its own hands rather than in Fate. Nasar’s account begins with Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew observing and publishing the condition of the poor majority in mid-­nineteenth-­century London, the richest and most glittering place in the world. This was a new pursuit. She describes the often heroic efforts of Marx, Engels, Alfred Marshall, Beatrice and Sydney Webb, and the American Irving Fisher to put those insights into action—with revolutionary consequences for the world. From the great John Maynard Keynes to Schumpeter, Hayek, Keynes’s disciple Joan Robinson, the influential American economists Paul Samuelson and Milton Freedman, and India’s . . .

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En 1949 John Forbes Nash era un joven estudiante de matemáticas en Princeton, y con su tesis doctoral, dedicada al desarrollo de lateoría de juegos, ya dio buena muestra de un talento que impresionó a hombres de la talla de Albert Einstein, Robert...

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Books of Sylvia Nasar