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Tobias Dantzig (February 19, 1884 — August 9, 1956) was a Baltic German Russian American mathematician, the father of George Dantzig, and the author of NUMBER: The Language of Science (A Critical Survey Written for the Cultured non Mathematician) (1930) and Aspects of Science (New York, Macmillan, 1937).

Born in Latvia, Dantzig studied mathematics with Henri Poincaré in Paris. Tobias married a fellow Sorbonne University student, Anja Ourisson, and the couple emigrated to the United States in 1910. Working for a time as a lumberjack in Oregon, Dantzig received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Indiana University in 1917 The Mathematics Genealogy Project - Tobias Dantzig. He taught at Johns Hopkins, Columbia University, and the University of Maryland. Dantzig died in Los Angeles in 1956.

Memorable Quotation:

"The harmony of the universe knows only one musical form - the legato; while the symphony of number knows only its opposite - the staccato. All attempts to reconcile this discrepancy are based on the hope that an accelerated staccato may appear to our senses as a legato."
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Total Books: 8
Number The Language of Science
2007 - Number the Language of Science (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780452288119
ISBN-10: 0452288118
Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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Mathematics in Ancient Greece
2006 - Mathematics in Ancient Greece [Dover Books on Mathematics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780486453477
ISBN-10: 0486453472
Genre: Science & Math
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Number The Language of Science The Masterpiece Science Edition
NUMBER THE LANGUAGE OF SCIENCE
1967 - Number the Language of Science (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780029069905
ISBN-10: 0029069904
Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Math
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Number The Language of Science
Number the Language of Science (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780045100033
ISBN-10: 0045100039
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Number the Language of Science 1930
Number the Language of Science 1930 (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780766139947
ISBN-10: 0766139948
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