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About the cover: The mathematical conquest of the third dimension


Author: Benno Artmann
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 43 (2006), 231-234
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0273-0979-06-01111-6
Published electronically: March 9, 2006
MathSciNet review: 2216112
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Benno Artmann
Affiliation: Mathematisches Institut, Bunsenstr. 3-5, D-37073 Goettingen, Germany
Email: artmann@uni-math.gwdg.de

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0273-0979-06-01111-6
Received by editor(s): November 22, 2005
Published electronically: March 9, 2006
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