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The Resource The boy who loved math : the improbably life of Paul Erdos, Deborah Heiligman ; illustrated by LeUyen Pham

The boy who loved math : the improbably life of Paul Erdos, Deborah Heiligman ; illustrated by LeUyen Pham

Label
The boy who loved math : the improbably life of Paul Erdos
Title
The boy who loved math
Title remainder
the improbably life of Paul Erdos
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Heiligman ; illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Growing up in Hungary during WWI, Erdos tried school but chafed at the rules and convinced his mother that he should study at home. He was fascinated by numbers from an early age, and by the time he was 20, he was known as The Magician from Budapest. Unable to do common tasks such as cooking, laundry, or driving, he spent his adult life flying around the world, staying with other mathematicians, and working collaboratively on challenging math problems
Summary
An introduction to the unconventional life of the eminent mathematician describes the phenomenal math talents he demonstrated from an early age while revealing how he was often stymied by everyday tasks
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Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2014
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2013
Biography type
individual biography
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10188388
Cataloging source
DLC
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Heiligman, Deborah
Dewey number
  • 510.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
3-8
LC call number
QA29.E68
LC item number
H45 2013
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550
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 3
  • 6
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Pham, LeUyen
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True
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  • Erdős, Paul
  • Mathematicians
  • Erdős, Paul
  • Mathematicians
Target audience
primary
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the improbable life of Paul Erdos
Label
The boy who loved math : the improbably life of Paul Erdos, Deborah Heiligman ; illustrated by LeUyen Pham
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Publication
Control code
2012029744
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
37 p.
Isbn
9781596433076
Lccn
2012029744
Other physical details
col. ill.
Label
The boy who loved math : the improbably life of Paul Erdos, Deborah Heiligman ; illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Publication
Control code
2012029744
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
37 p.
Isbn
9781596433076
Lccn
2012029744
Other physical details
col. ill.

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