Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
The Crossing of Heaven: Memoirs of a Mathematician
Foyalty 85

The Crossing of Heaven: Memoirs of a Mathematician (Hardback)

£27.99
Currently unavailable to order online.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

Among the group of physics honors students huddled in 1957 on a Colorado mountain watching Sputnik bisect the heavens, one young scientist was destined, three short years later, to become a key player in America's own top-secret spy satellite program. One of our era's most prolific mathematicians, Karl Gustafson was given just two weeks to write the first US spy satellite's software. The project would fundamentally alter America's Cold War strategy, and this autobiographical account of a remarkable academic life spent in the top flight tells this fascinating inside story for the first time.



Gustafson takes you from his early pioneering work in computing, through fascinating encounters with Nobel laureates and Fields medalists, to his current observations on mathematics, science and life. He tells of brushes with death, being struck by lightning, and the beautiful women who have been a part of his journey.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: science, medicine, technology & engineeringComputing & ITComputer programming / software developmentScience & MathematicsMathematics Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG Publication Date: 31/12/2011 ISBN-13: 9783642225574  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable to order online.  

More books by Karl Gustafson

More books by Ioannis Antoniou

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Click and Collect is available for all our shops; collection times will vary depending on availability of items. Individual despatch times for each item will be given at checkout.

Special delivery items

A Year of Books Subscription Packages 

Delivery is free for the UK. Western Europe costs £60 for each 12 month subscription package purchased. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. All delivery costs are charged in advance at time of purchase. For more information please visit the A Year of Books page.

Animator's Survival Kit

For delivery charges for the Animator's Survival Kit please click here.

 

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

The Dark Side of Isaac Newton:...
(Hardback)
Nick Kollerstrom
 
 
£25.00
 
Thomas Cochrane and the Dragon ...
(Paperback)
Andrew E. Adam
 
 
£10.99
 
Charles Darwin: The Fragmentary Man
(Hardback)
Geoffrey West
 
 
£99.00
 
A Well-Ordered Thing: Dmitrii...
(Paperback)
Michael D. Gordin
 
 
£26.00
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close