Amir D. Aczel





Amir D. Aczel

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in Haifa, Israel
November 06, 1950

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Average rating: 3.70 · 3,786 ratings · 475 reviews · 33 distinct works · Similar authors
Fermat's Last Theorem: Unlo...
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 820 ratings — published 1996 — 13 editions
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Entanglement
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 526 ratings — published 2002 — 9 editions
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The Mystery of the Aleph: M...
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 412 ratings — published 2000 — 6 editions
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God's Equation: Einstein, R...
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 390 ratings — published 1999 — 9 editions
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The Jesuit and the Skull: T...
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 323 ratings — published 2007 — 16 editions
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Descartes's Secret Notebook...
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 206 ratings — published 2005 — 11 editions
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The Riddle of the Compass: ...
3.24 of 5 stars 3.24 avg rating — 228 ratings — published 2001 — 4 editions
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Present at the Creation: Th...
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 160 ratings — published 2010 — 7 editions
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Chance: A Guide to Gambling...
3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 181 ratings — published 2003 — 8 editions
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The Artist and the Mathemat...
3.17 of 5 stars 3.17 avg rating — 147 ratings — published 2006 — 8 editions
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“[Davidson] Black procured cadavers for research, obtained from the Peking police department. These cadavers were mostly of people who had been executed for various crimes; the police regularly sent Black truckloads of the bodies of the executed convicts. Execution in China was by beheading, and thus the cadavers Black received lacked heads and had mutilated necks. After some time, he asked the police whether there was any possibility of getting better dead bodies for research - corpses that were intact. The next day, he received a shipment of convicts, all chained together, with a note from the police asking him to kill them in any way he chose.”
Amir D. Aczel, The Jesuit and the Skull: Teilhard de Chardin, Evolution, and the Search for Peking Man

“Mathematics is not a careful march down a well cleared highway, but a journey into a strange wilderness, where the explorers often get lost.”
Amir D. Aczel, A Strange Wilderness: The Lives of the Great Mathematicians

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