AMS Chelsea Publishing 1957; 277 pp; hardcover Volume: 274 ISBN10: 0821846442 ISBN13: 9780821846445 List Price: US$51 Member Price: US$45.90 Order Code: CHEL/274.H
 This is a story of more than a century ago, about a circle of young scientists, and in particular one among them, a mathematician, Niels Henrik Abel. He is well known to any mathematician of today; indeed, few men have their name associated with so many results and concepts in modern mathematics. This, however, is not the main concern in this book. It is rather the simple story of a scientist, his family and friends, his hopes and sorrows, his triumphs and tragedies. Many great lives, rich in outer events, have inspired biographers. But the profound humanity of a searching soul may provide the background for an equally arresting chroniclethe heartwarming tale of a young man who set out from a little Norwegian town to explore the world of science. Readership Undergraduates, graduate students, and research mathematicians interested in mathematical biographies. Table of Contents  Family and childhood
 At the university
 Journey to the continent
 The return
 Epilogue
 Bibliography
 Index of names
