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Nasar, Sylvia

Overview
Works: 80 works in 483 publications in 18 languages and 15,092 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographical films  Drama  History  Film adaptations  Reviews  Popular works  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Internet videos  Screenplays 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Scribe, Other, Contributor
Classifications: QA29.N25, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Sylvia Nasar
 
Most widely held works by Sylvia Nasar
A beautiful mind : a biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, 1994 by Sylvia Nasar( Book )

177 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 5,895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this biography, Sylvia Nasar re-creates the life of a mathematical genius whose brilliant career was cut short by schizophrenia and who, after three decades of devastating mental illness, miraculously recovered and was honored with a Nobel Prize." "A Beautiful Mind traces the meteoric rise of John Forbes Nash, Jr., from his lonely childhood in West Virginia to his student years at Princeton, where he encountered Albert Einstein, John von Neumann, and a host of other mathematical luminaries. At twenty-one, the handsome, ambitious, eccentric graduate student invented what would become the most influential theory of rational human behavior in modern social science. Nash's contribution to game theory would ultimately revolutionize the field of economics." "At thirty, Nash was poised to take his dreamed-of place in the pantheon of history's greatest mathematicians. Then Nash suffered a catastrophic mental breakdown." "Nasar details Nash's harrowing descent into insanity - his bizarre delusions that he was the Prince of Peace; his resignation from MIT, flight to Europe, and attempt to renounce his American citizenship; his repeated hospitalizations, from the storied McLean, where he came to know the poet Robert Lowell, to the crowded wards of a state hospital; his "enforced interludes of rationality" during which he was able to return briefly to mathematical research." "At age sixty-six, twin miracles - a spontaneous remission of his illness and the sudden decision of the Nobel Prize committee to honor his contributions to game theory - restored the world to him. Nasar recounts the bitter behind-the-scenes battle in Stockholm over whether to grant the ultimate honor in science to a man thought to be "mad." She describes Nash's current ambition to pursue new mathematical breakthroughs and his efforts to be a loving father to his adult sons."--Jacket
Grand pursuit : the story of economic genius by Sylvia Nasar( Book )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic story of the making of modern economics, and of how economics rescued mankind from squalor and deprivation by placing its material fate in its own hands rather than in fate. Nasar's account begins with Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew observing the condition of the poor majority in mid-nineteenth-century London, the richest place in the world. She describes the often heroic efforts of Marx and others to put those insights into action, with revolutionary consequences. From John Maynard Keynes to India's Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen, she shows how the insights of these activist thinkers transformed the world--from one city, London, to the developed nations in Europe and America, and now the entire planet. In Nasar's dramatic narrative we witness men and women responding to personal crises, world wars, revolutions, economic upheavals, and each other's ideas to turn back Malthus and transform the "dismal science" into a triumph over mankind's hitherto age-old destiny of misery
A beautiful mind by Sylvia Nasar( Recording )

36 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994
The essential John Nash by John F Nash( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents, for the first time, the full range of Nash's diverse contributions not only to game theory, for which he received the Nobel, but to pure mathematics, in which he commands even greater acclaim among academics. Included are nine of Nash's most influential papers, most them written over the decade beginning in 1949"--Jacket
The double helix; a personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNA by James D Watson( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the two discoverers of DNA recalls the lively scientific quest that led to this breakthrough, from the long hours in the lab to the after-hours socializing and the financial struggles that almost sank their project
A beautiful mind by Sylvia Nasar( Visual )

85 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of John Forbes Nash Jr., a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic who overcomes his disease and wins a Nobel Prize
Grand pursuit : the story of economic genius by Sylvia Nasar( Recording )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind, chronicles the evolution of modern economics, from Victorian London to present times
The best American science writing, 2008( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A latest collection in the annual series features a selection of the year's most significant writings on key scientific developments in genetics, physics, cognition, evolutionary theory, astronomy, and other fields and is complemented by an accessible overview of the year's most important discoveries, research, and events
Markt und Moral die großen Ökonomen und ihre Ideen by Sylvia Nasar( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De wil tot welvaart : het verhaal van geniale economen by Sylvia Nasar( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historisch overzicht van de ontwikkeling van de moderne politieke economie vanaf de negentiende eeuw
Grand pursuit : great 20th century economic thinkers and what they discovered about the way the world works by Sylvia Nasar( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een schitterend brein : een biografie van John Forbes Nash jr., winnaar van de Nobelprijs voor de Economie, 1994 by Sylvia Nasar( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in Dutch and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van een briljante natuurkundige, die op het hoogtepunt van zijn carrière schizofrenie kreeg en dertig jaar later na zijn genezing alsnog de Nobelprijs kreeg toegekend
Giochi non cooperativi e altri scritti by John F Nash( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grand pursuit : the story of the people who made modern economics by Sylvia Nasar( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un homme d'exception by Ron Howard( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

À l'aube d'une brillante carrière internationale, le brillant mathématicien John Nash, se trouve mêlé à une conspiration mystérieuse. Dorénavant, seule son épouse dévouée peut lui venir en aide dans cette histoire édifante de courage, de passion et de triomphe
Una Mente maravillosa A beautiful mind by Ron Howard( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinopsis: Russell Crowe interpreta a John Nash, brillante matemático, quien al borde del reconocimiento internacional se ve repentinamente implicado en una misteriosa conspiración. Ahora, sólo su dedicada esposa puede ayudarle en su sobrecogedora historia de coraje, pasión y triunfo
Et smukt sind A beautiful mind( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wei da de zhui xun : jing ji xue tian cai yu ta men de shi dai by Sylvia Nasar( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Chinese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mei li xin ling by Sylvia Nasar( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zai xian mei guo shu xue tian cai xiao yue hanFu bu siNa shen de chuan qi sheng huo.30 sui yi qian,Ta jie jue le yi xi lie shu xue jie gong ren de nan ti,Cheng wei yi ke cui can de ming xing.Ci hou,Ta zao shou le zai nan xing de jing shen beng kui,Cheng wei pu lin si dun yi ge zai hei ban shang luan tu shu xue ming li feng hua de you ling ren wu,Ji hu bei shi jie suo yi wang,Zhi dao ta cong dian kuang zhong su xing,Huo de nuo bei er jiang
A beautiful mind : Cinderella man( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of John Forbes Nash Jr., a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic who learned to cope with his disease and win a Nobel Prize; story of Jim Braddock, a fighter during the depression who triumphs against all odds over heavyweight champ Max Baer in 1935
 
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A beautiful mind : a biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, 1994
Alternative Names
Nasar, Sylvia

Naṣṣār, Sīlviyā 1947-

Sylvia Nasar American journalist

Sylvia Nasar autrice

Sylvia Nasar deutsche Journalistin, Hochschullehrerin und Autorin

Sylvia Nasar Duits schrijfster

Sylvia Nasar Duits schrijver

Sylvia Nasar tysk författare

Sylvia Nasar tysk skribent

Назар, Сильвия

Сильвия Назар

נסאר, סילביה

나사르, 실비아 1947-

シルヴィア・ネイサー アメリカ合衆国のジャーナリスト

ナサー, シルヴィア

西爾維雅·娜薩

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Grand pursuit : the story of economic geniusA beautiful mindThe essential John NashThe double helix; a personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNAA beautiful mindGrand pursuit : the story of economic geniusThe best American science writing, 2008Grand pursuit : great 20th century economic thinkers and what they discovered about the way the world works