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John Urschel

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John Cameron Urschel is a Canadian-American mathematician and retired professional American football guard and center.
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Dispatches from the Other Side of the Scoreboard
Mary Pilon - 2020-08-18
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Twenty-two notable writers--including Bob Sullivan, Abby Ellin, Mike Pesca, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Louisa Hall, and Gay Talese--examine the untold stories of the losers, and in doing so reveal something raw and significant about what it means to be humanThe locker rooms of winning teams are crowded with coaches, family, and fans. Reporters flock t...
John Urschel
[email protected] and @marypilon created a collection of stories, all centered around one of the most interesting concepts in sports — losing! This book contains entries from some of the best writers out there, and is definitely worth a read.      source
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Infinite Powers
How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe
Steven Strogatz - 2020-04-14
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From preeminent math personality and author of The Joy of x, a brilliant and endlessly appealing explanation of calculus—how it works and why it makes our lives immeasurably better.   Without calculus, we wouldn’t have cell phones, TV, GPS, or ultrasound. We wouldn’t have unraveled DNA or discovered Neptune or figured out how to put 5,000 songs in ...
John Urschel
I hope they enjoy it as much as I did. If you or someone you know is studying Calculus, this book is highly recommended.      source
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The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis
Lydia Davis - 2010-10-26
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Lydia Davis is one of our most original and influential writers. She has been called “an American virtuoso of the short story form” (Salon) and “one of the quiet giants . . . of American fiction” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Now, for the first time, Davis’s short stories will be collected in one volume, from the groundbreaking Break It Down (19...
John Urschel
My favorite book (as requested by @stevenstrogatz). Feel free to comment yours!      source