The Resource A beautiful mind, Sylvia Nasar, (electronic resource)

A beautiful mind, Sylvia Nasar, (electronic resource)

Label
A beautiful mind
Title
A beautiful mind
Statement of responsibility
Sylvia Nasar
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this powerful and dramatic biography, Sylvia Nasar vividly re-creates the life of a mathematical genius whose career was cut short by schizophrenia and who, after three decades of devastating mental illness, miraculously recovered and was honored with a Nobel Prize. "A beautiful mind" traces the meteoric rise of John Forbes Nash, Jr., a prodigy and legend by the age of thirty, who 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 world acclaim
Accompanying matter
libretto or text
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nasar, Sylvia
Dewey number
  • 510/.92
  • B
Form of composition
unknown
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
QA29.N25
LC item number
N37 1999ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
PerformerNote
Read by Anna Fields
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fields, Anna
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nash, John F
  • Mathematicians
Label
A beautiful mind, Sylvia Nasar, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=F5816D9D-4EFB-4493-88B3-DEDDC7B706DC
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocm64394603
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
(OCoLC)64394603
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 259927 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A beautiful mind, Sylvia Nasar, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=F5816D9D-4EFB-4493-88B3-DEDDC7B706DC
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocm64394603
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
(OCoLC)64394603
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 259927 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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