Idea Makers by Stephen Wolfram
Personal Perspectives on the Lives & Ideas of Some Notable People

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Synopsis

This book of thoroughly engaging essays from one of today's most prodigious innovators provides a uniquely personal perspective on the lives and achievements of a selection of intriguing figures from the history of science and technology. Weaving together his immersive interest in people and history with insights gathered from his own experiences, Stephen Wolfram gives an ennobling look at some of the individuals whose ideas and creations have helped shape our world today. From his recollections about working with Richard Feynman to his insights about how Alan Turing's work has unleashed generations of innovation to the true role of Ada Lovelace in the history of computing, Wolfram takes the reader into the minds and lives of great thinkers and creators of the past few centuries and shows how great achievements can arise from dramatically different personalities and life trajectories.

Contents:

Preface
Richard Feynman
Kurt Gödel
Alan Turing
John von Neumann
George Boole
Ada Lovelace
Gottfried Leibniz
Benoit Mandelbrot
Steve Jobs
Marvin Minsky
Russell Towle
Bertrand Russell
Alfred Whitehead
Richard Crandall
Srinivasa Ramanujan
Solomon Golomb


 

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Published July 8, 2016 by Wolfram Media, Inc.. 250 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Science & Math.