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Une societe secrete de mathematiciens.
© Editions Pour la Science - Paris, 2002 ISBN: 2-84245-046-9
Translated from the French by Anna Pierrehumbert.
English text © 2006 by the American Mathematical Society.
2000 Mathematics Subject Classification. Primary 01A70, 01A60
Front cover: Clockwise from the top left-hand corner: Andre Weil,
Jean-Pierre Serre, Jean Dieudonne, Henri Cartan, Claude Chevalley,
General Charles Bourbaki, Alexandre Grothendiecke, and Laurent Schwartz.
The poem by Arnold Seiken on page 168 was originally published in the
Mathematical Intelligencer, vol. 17, No. 2, p. 11, 1995. © 1995 with the kind
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Mashaal, Maurice.
[Bourbaki English]
Bourbaki: a secret society of mathematicians / Maurice Mashaal.
Translation of: Bourbaki: une societe secrete de mathematiciens.
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 0-8218-3967-5 (alk. paper)
1. Bourbaki, Nicolas. 2. Mathematicians—France—Biography. 3.
Mathematics—History—20th century. I. Title.
QA29.B692M3713 2006
510.92'244-dc22 2006040704
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