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Author Reimer, Luetta, author

Title Mathematicians are people, too : stories from the lives of great mathematicians / Luetta Reimer, Wilbert Reimer
Published Palo Alto, CA : Dale Seymour Publications, c1990-<c1995>

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 W'PONDS CRC  510.092 Rei/Map  AVAILABLE
Description volumes <1-2> : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Vol. 1: Introduction and suggestions for teachers -- Introduction for students -- Pyramids, olives, and donkeys / Thales -- Teacher who paid his student / Pythagoras -- Man who concentrated too hard / Archimedes -- Woman of courage / Hypathia -- Magician or mathematician? / John Napier -- Seeing isn't believing / Galileo Galilei -- Count on Pascal / Blasie Pascal -- Short giant / Isaac Newton -- Blind man who could see / Leonhard Euler -- Professor who did not know / Joseph Louis Lagrange -- Mathematics at midnight / Sophie Germain -- Teacher who learned a lesson / Carl Friedrich Gauss -- "Don't let my life be wasted!" / Evariste Galois -- Life on an obstacle course / Emmy Noether -- Numbers were his greatest treasure / Srinivasa Ramanujan -- Resource list -- Vol. 2: Introduction and suggestions for teachers -- Introduction for students -- There's only one road / Euclid -- Fortune shared / Omar Khayyam -- Lean on the blockhead / Leonard of Pisa (Fibonacci) -- Conceited hypochondriac / Girolamo Cardano -- Stay-in-bed scholar / René Descartes -- Amateur becomes a prince / Pierre de Fermat -- Gift of sympathy / Maria Agnesi -- Shy sky watcher / Benjamin Banneker -- Computer's grandfather / Charles Babbage -- Mystery of X and Y / Mary Somerville -- Overlooked genius / Neils Abel -- Conducting the computer symphony / Ada Lovelace -- Lessons on the wall / Sonya Kovalevsky -- Compass points the way / Albert Einstein -- Master problem solver / George Pólya -- Resource list
Summary Stories about Thales - Pythagoras - Archimedes - Hypatia - John Napier - Galileo Galilei - Blause Pascal - Isaac Newton - Leonard Euler - Joseph Louis Lagrange - Sophie Germain - Carl Friedrich Gauss - Evariste Galois - Emmy Noether - Srinivasa Ramanujan
Analysis juvenile Nonfiction
Notes For children
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Mathematicians -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Mathematics -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Mathematicians.
Mathematics -- History.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author Reimer, Wilbert, author
LC no. 92241991
ISBN 0866515097 (v. 1)
0866518231 (v. 2)