The Book of My Life

The Book of My Life
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Publisher : New York Review of Books
Total Pages : 322
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ISBN-10 : 1590170164
ISBN-13 : 9781590170168
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Book Synopsis The Book of My Life by : Girolamo Cardano

Download or read book The Book of My Life written by Girolamo Cardano and published by New York Review of Books. This book was released on 2002-10-31 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A bright star of the Italian Renaissance, Girolamo Cardano was an internationally-sought-after astrologer, physician, and natural philosopher, a creator of modern algebra, and the inventor of the universal joint. Condemned by the Inquisition to house arrest in his old age, Cardano wrote The Book of My Life, an unvarnished and often outrageous account of his character and conduct. Whether discussing his sex life or his diet, the plots of academic rivals or meetings with supernatural beings, or his deep sorrow when his beloved son was executed for murder, Cardano displays the same unbounded curiosity that made him a scientific pioneer. At once picaresque adventure and campus comedy, curriculum vitae, and last will, The Book of My Life is an extraordinary Renaissance self-portrait—a book to set beside Montaigne's Essays and Benvenuto Cellini's Autobiography.


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