The Martian's Daughter: A Memoir

4,11 valoración promedio
( 18 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780472118427: The Martian's Daughter: A Memoir

One of the five Hungarian scientific geniuses dubbed "the Martians" by their colleagues, John von Neumann is often hailed as the greatest mathematician of the twentieth century and even as the greatest scientist after Einstein. He was a key figure in the Manhattan Project; the inventor of game theory; the pioneer developer of the modern stored-program electronic computer; and an adviser to the top echelons of the American military establishment. In The Martian's Daughter, Marina von Neumann Whitman reveals intimate details about the famed scientist and explores how the cosmopolitan environment in which she was immersed, the demanding expectations of her parents, and her own struggles to emerge from the shadow of a larger-than-life parent shaped her life and work.

Unfortunately, von Neumann did not live to see his daughter rise to become the first or highest-ranking woman in a variety of arenas. Whitman became a noted academic during the 1960s and '70s, casting her teaching and writing in the framework of globalization before the word had been invented; became the first woman ever to serve on the President's Council of Economic Advisers and participated actively in U.S. efforts to reshape the international monetary and financial system during the early 1970s; pioneered the role of women on the boards of leading multinational corporations; and became the highest-ranking female executive in the American auto industry in the 1980s. In her memoir, Whitman quotes from personal letters from her father and describes her interactions with such figures as Roger Smith of GM and President Nixon. She also details the difficulties she encountered as an early entrant into a world dominated by men and how she overcame the obstacles to, in her words, "have it all."

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

About the Author:

Marina von Neumann Whitman is Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.

Review:

"Flipping through the pages of Marina von Neumann Whitman’s life...feels like viewing several extraordinary movies in one sitting."
—Tom Walsh, Detroit Free Press

(Tom Walsh Detroit Free Press 2012-08-19)

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Whitman, Marina
ISBN 10: 0472118420 ISBN 13: 9780472118427
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2012. HRD. Estado de conservación: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería IB-9780472118427

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 16,94
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,38
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Marina Whitman
Editorial: The University of Michigan Press, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0472118420 ISBN 13: 9780472118427
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción The University of Michigan Press, United States, 2012. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Marina Whitman is the daughter and only child of John von Neumann, one of the five Hungarian scientific geniuses dubbed the Martians by their colleagues, a figure often hailed as the greatest mathematician of the 20th century and even as the greatest scientist after Einstein. He was a key figure in the Manhattan project; the inventor of game theory; the pioneer developer of the modern stored-program electronic computer; and, right up until his death, an adviser to the top echelons of the American military establishment. Whitman s memoir is the story of how the cosmopolitan environment in which she was immersed, the demanding expectations of her parents, and her own struggles to emerge from the shadow of a larger-than-life parent shaped her life and work. Starting as, in her words, a trailing spouse, she rose to become a noted academic during the 1960s and 70s, casting her teaching and writing in the framework of globalization before the word had been invented. She was the first woman ever to serve on the President s Council of Economic Advisers and participated actively in U.S. efforts to reshape the international monetary and financial system during the early 1970s. She pioneered the role of women on the boards of leading multinational corporations, and became the highest-ranking female executive in the American auto industry in the 1980s, serving not only as GM s vice president and chief economist but also as its Cassandra while the firm persisted along a path that led eventually to its collapse into bankruptcy. Nº de ref. de la librería AAC9780472118427

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 21,62
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Marina Whitman
Editorial: The University of Michigan Press, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0472118420 ISBN 13: 9780472118427
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 10
Librería
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción The University of Michigan Press, United States, 2012. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Marina Whitman is the daughter and only child of John von Neumann, one of the five Hungarian scientific geniuses dubbed the Martians by their colleagues, a figure often hailed as the greatest mathematician of the 20th century and even as the greatest scientist after Einstein. He was a key figure in the Manhattan project; the inventor of game theory; the pioneer developer of the modern stored-program electronic computer; and, right up until his death, an adviser to the top echelons of the American military establishment. Whitman s memoir is the story of how the cosmopolitan environment in which she was immersed, the demanding expectations of her parents, and her own struggles to emerge from the shadow of a larger-than-life parent shaped her life and work. Starting as, in her words, a trailing spouse, she rose to become a noted academic during the 1960s and 70s, casting her teaching and writing in the framework of globalization before the word had been invented. She was the first woman ever to serve on the President s Council of Economic Advisers and participated actively in U.S. efforts to reshape the international monetary and financial system during the early 1970s. She pioneered the role of women on the boards of leading multinational corporations, and became the highest-ranking female executive in the American auto industry in the 1980s, serving not only as GM s vice president and chief economist but also as its Cassandra while the firm persisted along a path that led eventually to its collapse into bankruptcy. Nº de ref. de la librería BTE9780472118427

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 21,62
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Marina Whitman
Editorial: The University of Michigan Press, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0472118420 ISBN 13: 9780472118427
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción The University of Michigan Press, United States, 2012. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Marina Whitman is the daughter and only child of John von Neumann, one of the five Hungarian scientific geniuses dubbed the Martians by their colleagues, a figure often hailed as the greatest mathematician of the 20th century and even as the greatest scientist after Einstein. He was a key figure in the Manhattan project; the inventor of game theory; the pioneer developer of the modern stored-program electronic computer; and, right up until his death, an adviser to the top echelons of the American military establishment. Whitman s memoir is the story of how the cosmopolitan environment in which she was immersed, the demanding expectations of her parents, and her own struggles to emerge from the shadow of a larger-than-life parent shaped her life and work. Starting as, in her words, a trailing spouse, she rose to become a noted academic during the 1960s and 70s, casting her teaching and writing in the framework of globalization before the word had been invented. She was the first woman ever to serve on the President s Council of Economic Advisers and participated actively in U.S. efforts to reshape the international monetary and financial system during the early 1970s. She pioneered the role of women on the boards of leading multinational corporations, and became the highest-ranking female executive in the American auto industry in the 1980s, serving not only as GM s vice president and chief economist but also as its Cassandra while the firm persisted along a path that led eventually to its collapse into bankruptcy. Nº de ref. de la librería AAC9780472118427

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 22,42
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Whitman, Marina
Editorial: University of Michigan Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 0472118420 ISBN 13: 9780472118427
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción University of Michigan Press, 2012. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería 0472118420

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 22,98
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 1,69
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Whitman, Marina
Editorial: University of Michigan Press
ISBN 10: 0472118420 ISBN 13: 9780472118427
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción University of Michigan Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0472118420. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0472118420ZN

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 25,14
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Whitman, Marina
Editorial: University of Michigan Press
ISBN 10: 0472118420 ISBN 13: 9780472118427
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción University of Michigan Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0472118420. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0472118420ZN

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 25,14
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Whitman, Marina
Editorial: University of Michigan Press
ISBN 10: 0472118420 ISBN 13: 9780472118427
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción University of Michigan Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0472118420. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0472118420ZN

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 25,14
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Whitman, Marina
Editorial: Univ Michigan Press
ISBN 10: 0472118420 ISBN 13: 9780472118427
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
C. Clayton Thompson - Bookseller
(BOONE, NC, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Univ Michigan Press. Estado de conservación: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Nº de ref. de la librería 2263891

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 27,02
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Whitman, Marina
Editorial: The University of Michigan Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 0472118420 ISBN 13: 9780472118427
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción The University of Michigan Press, 2012. HRD. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería IB-9780472118427

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 18,26
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 10,08
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda