Making Sense of the Unfeasible

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Before he received his diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome in the 1970s, Marc Fleisher was considered mentally retarded; yet he went on to gain a degree and then a post-graduate qualification in Maths. In this engaging story, Marc relates how he learnt to get the most out of life, with the support of his family and services for people with autism, despite family tragedy and personal difficulties. He shares, with humour and candour, a multitude of practical tips for people with Asperger Syndrome, and those around them,...
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Overview

Before he received his diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome in the 1970s, Marc Fleisher was considered mentally retarded; yet he went on to gain a degree and then a post-graduate qualification in Maths. In this engaging story, Marc relates how he learnt to get the most out of life, with the support of his family and services for people with autism, despite family tragedy and personal difficulties. He shares, with humour and candour, a multitude of practical tips for people with Asperger Syndrome, and those around them, rounding off his story with appendices on astronomy, parallel universes, and the mathematics of unfeasibly large numbers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843101659
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/15/2003
  • Pages: 159
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6
Introduction 7
Ch. 1 The Early Years: Years 0-9 16
Ch. 2 Crisis Time: Years 10-13 25
Ch. 3 Teenage Turmoil: Years 14-18 35
Ch. 4 The Working Life: Years 18-21 44
Ch. 5 Deepening Struggles: Years 21-23 54
Ch. 6 The Apocalypse and New Beginnings: Years 24-26 63
Ch. 7 University Life I: Undergraduate Study 73
Ch. 8 University Life II: Postgraduate Study 84
Ch. 9 Years 31 to the Present Day 94
App. 1 What can we Do to Make Progress? 113
App. 2 The Art of Joke Telling 120
App. 3 The Universe 130
App. 4 Large Numbers 141
App. 5 Making Life Easy 148
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