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The Story of Time

The Story of Time( )
Author: Lippincott, Kristen
Eco, Umberto
Gombrich, E. H.
Publication Date:Jan 2003
Publisher:Merrell Publishers Limited
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $49.95
Book Description:

A welcome resource and reference biographical dictionary that took five years to produce and is aimed at both graduate and undergraduate students in anthropology, history, and sociology. Each chapter is a brief autobiography that portrays the professional and personal lives--the triumphs and tribulations--of the brave, committed, first- and second-generation pioneers. . . . Well organized with useful appendixes, indexes, and references. Choice

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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Science / Time
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):10 x 11.4 Inches
Book Weight:3.879 Pounds
Author Biography
Lippincott, Kristen (Author)
Umberto Eco was born in Alessandria, Italy on January 5, 1932. He received a doctorate of philosophy from the University of Turin in 1954. His first book, Il Problema Estetico in San Tommaso, was an extension of his doctoral thesis on St. Thomas Aquinas and was published in 1956. His first novel, The Name of the Rose, was published in 1980 and won the Premio Strega and the Premio Anghiar awards in 1981. In 1986, it was adapted into a movie starring Sean Connery. His other works include Foucault's Pendulum, The Island of the Day Before, Baudolino, The Prague Cemetery, and Numero Zero. He also wrote children's books and more than 20 nonfiction books including Serendipities: Language and Lunacy. He taught philosophy and then semiotics at the University of Bologna. He also wrote weekly columns on popular culture and politics for L'Espresso. He died from cancer on February 19, 2016 at the age of 84.


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