aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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Lives of Mathematicians
Posted by dav at 2002 July 6 03:37 PM
File under: Geek

A web site containg hundreds of biographies of Mathematicians, among other cool mathematical goodies (Such as the Mathematician Of The Day feature. I've read a couple of Mathematician biographies in recent years (as books, not online): One about Paul Erdös, and G.H. Hardy's A Mathematicians Apology.


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