Value of Science by Jules Henri Poincare
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Value of Science
By Jules Henri Poincare

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Value of Science by Jules Henri Poincare

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Lucid and compelling writings on science and mathematics by the 20th century's greatest interpreter of popular science. With introduction by Stephen Jay Gould

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780375758485
ISBN-10: 0375758488
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 37mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Modern Library Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 11-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Science and Hypothesis by Jules Henri Poincare Science and Hypothesis, Paperback (February 1998)

Nontechnical essays on hypothesis in physical theory, concept of number, magnitude, force, intuition vs. logic, more. Chapters include "On the Nature of Mathematical Reasoning," "Mathematical Magnitude and Experiment," and "The Calculus of Probabilities."

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Author Biography - Jules Henri Poincare

Henri Poincare was born in Nancy, France, in 1854. He joined the University of Paris in 1881 and lectured and wrote extensively on mathematics, experimental physics, and astronomy. His books have been translated into dozens of languages. In 1908, he was elected to membership in the Academie Francaise, the highest honor that can be accorded a French writer. He died in 1912. Stephen Jay Gould is the Alexander Agassiz professor of zoology and professor of geology at Harvard and the Vincent Astor visiting professor of biology at New York University. Recent books include Full House, Dinosaur in a Haystack, and Questioning the Millennium. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and New York City.

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