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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.

References [Enhancements On Off] (What's this?)

  • H. H. Goldstine, 1. The computer from Pascal to von Neumann, Copyright (c) 1972 by Princeton University Press. The excerpt quoted is taken from the soft cover reprint of 1977, p. 285, and is included here by permission. MR 389497
  • 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. M. Ulam, 1. John von Neumann, 1903-1957, Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 64 (1958), No. 3, Pt. 2. MR 91904
  • S. M. Ulam, 2. Adventures of a Mathematician, xi + 317 pages, Scribner, New York, 1976. MR 485098
  • 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
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