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Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society
Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society
ISSN 1088-9485(online) ISSN 0273-0979(print)

Book Review

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Book Information

Author: Steve J. Heims
Title: John von Neumann and Norbert Wiener, from mathematics to the technologies of life and death
Additional book information MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1980, xviii + 547 pp., $19.95 (HB), $10.95 (PB). ISBN 0-2620-8105-9.


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  • Herman H. Goldstine, The computer from Pascal to von Neumann, Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, N.J., 1972. MR 0389497 (52 #10328)
  • P. Masani, 1. Wiener, Norbert: his life and work, Biographical article published in "the Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology, Vol. 14 (Jack Betzer, Albert Gitolzman, and Allen Kent, editors) Marcel Dekker, New York, 1980.
  • P. Masani, 2. An expanded version of (1) is in preparation for publication by Birkhauser, Boston, as a book.
  • S. Ulam, John von Neumann, 1903–1957, Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 64 (1958), 1–49 (1 plate). MR 0091904 (19,1030d), http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9904-1958-10189-5
  • S. M. Ulam, Adventures of a mathematician, Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1976. MR 0485098 (58 #4954)
  • J. Von Neumann, 1. Collected works 6 vols. (A. H. Taub, ed.) Pergamon Press,
  • N. Wiener, 1. Collected Works in course of publication. Volumes I (1978), II (1971), and III (1982) have appeared. Volume IV is in preparation (Pesi Masani, editor) MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.


Review Information

Reviewer: Marshall H. Stone
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 8 (1983), 395-399
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0273-0979-1983-15142-X
PII: S 0273-0979(1983)15142-X