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Berndt, Bruce C., and Robert A. Rankin, eds., *Ramanujan: Essays and Surveys*, American Mathematical Society, 2001.

This collection of largely non-technical, highly accessible essays on the Indian mathematician, is the first of three books covering Srinivasa Ramanujan's life and includes several articles on his wife, his Indian colleagues, and his long illness.

Chan, L. H., "Godfrey Harold Hardy (1877-1947)—the Man and the Mathematician," in *Menemui Matematik*, Vol. 1, 1979, pp. 1-13.

Chan provides a biographical portrait of Hardy that can be compared to that by C. P. Snow.

Golomb, Solomon W., "Mathematics after Forty Years of the Space Age," in *The Mathematical Intelligencer*, Fall 1999, p. 38.

Examining Hardy's assertion that pure mathematics has no relationship to issues of everyday life due to its inapplicability, Golomb argues that technological advances in the forty years since the publication ofA Mathematician's Apologyhave largely proved his assertion to be false. Prime number theory...

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