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## Carl Friedrich Gauss: Titan of Science (Hardback)"This biography of Gauss, by far the most comprehensive in English, is the work of a professor of German, G. Waldo Dunnington, who devoted most of his scholarly career to studying the life of Germany's greatest mathematicians. The author was inspired to pursue this project at the age of twelve when he learned from his teacher in Missouri that no full biography of Gauss existed at the time. His teacher was Gauss's great granddaughter, Minna Waldeck Gauss." — From the back cover ## $32.95 |

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**VERY GOOD:** This book is in very good condition, its only major flaw being a scratch on the front cover.

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Continued from the back cover: “Long out-of-print and almost impossible to find on the used book market, this valuable Also included are personal reminiscences about Dunnington himself, by Fritz-Egbert Dohse, who not only knew Dunnington but also had an interesting connection to Gauss: his great-grandfather Christian Heinrich Hesemann, was the sculptor whose bust of Gauss is widely known and is picture in the book.”

**BRIEF CONTENTS**

- Foreword
- Introduction to Dunnington’s
*Gauss: Titan of Science*by Jeremy Gray - Guy Waldo Dunnington by Fritz-Egbert Dohse
- Chapters
- Introduction: Family Background
- The Enchanted Boyhood
- Student Days
- The Young Man
- Astronomy and Matrimony
- Further Activity
- Back to Göttingen
- Labor and Sorrow
- The Young Professor: A Decade of Discovery, 1812-1822
- Geodesy and Bereavement: The Transitional Decade, 1822-1832
- Alliance With Weber: Strenuous Years
- The Electromagnetic Telegraph
- Magnetism: Physics Dominant
- Surface Theory, Crystallography, and Optics
- Germination: Non-Euclidean Geometry
- Trials and Triumphs: Experiencing Conflict
- Milestones on the Highways and Byways
- Senex Mirabilis
- Monarch of Mathematics in Europe
- The DOYEN of German Science, 1832-1855
- Gathering Up the Threads: A Broad Horizon
- RELIGIO SCIENTIAE: A Profession of Belief Rom the Philosopher and Lover of Truth
- Sunset and Eventide: Renunciation
- Epilogue
- Appendices
- Estimates of His Services
- Honors, Diplomas, and Appointments of Gauss
- The Will of Gauss
- Children of Gauss
- Genealogy
- Chronology of the Life of Carl F. Gauss
- Books Borrowed by Gauss From the University of Göttingen Library During His Student Years
- Courses Taught by Gauss
- Doctrines, Opinions, Theories, and Views
- Bibliograpy
- An Introduction to Gauss’s Mathematical Diary by Jeremy Gray
- Gauss’s Mathematical Diary
- Commentary on Gauss’s Mathematical Diary by Jeremy Gray
- Annotated Bibliography
- Index

## Details

- SKU:
- 1653
- Genre/Subject:
- Biography
- Author:
- Dunnington, Guy Waldo with additional material by Jeremy Gray and Fritz-Egbert Dohse
- Publisher:
- The Mathematical Association of America
- Publish Date:
- 2004 Reprint (Second Printing)
- Format:
- Hardback
- Weight (pounds):
- 1.72
- Dimensions (W”xL”xH”):
- 5.6″x8.3″x1.5″
- ISBN-13:
- 9780883855478
- ISBN-10:
- 088385547X
- Collection:
- Adult

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