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Helmholtz : a life in science / David Cahan.

Author/creator Cahan, David author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018.
Copyright Notice ©2018
Descriptionviii, 937 pages ; 27 cm
Subject(s)
Contents Part I. The Making of a Scientist: 1. The boy from Potsdam ; 2. At the gymnasium: father and son ; 3. Becoming a medical doctor ; 3. Undiscovered -- Part II. Gaining Scientific Renown: 5. Scientific networking ; 6. In the private and the public eye ; 7. The new dispensation ; 8. Unhappy intermezzo in Bonn ; 9. The turning point ; 10. The new angel ; 11. The relations of science ; 12. The relations of music ; 13. Popularizing science in Britain and Germany ; 14. Learning to see the world ; 15. Almost a professor of physics ; 17. The road to Berlin -- Part III. Scientific Grandee: 17. In the capital of Geist ; 18. The burdens of building physics ; 19. Among the elite ; 20. Kulturkampf in science, I ; 21. Kulturkampf in science, II ; 13. Anti-Helmholtz, again ; 23. In the scientific capitals of Europe ; 24. Institutional brilliance ; 25. Celebrations ; 26. Doyen ; 27. Science, art, and standards business ; 28. Charismatic leader ; 29. Atlantic crossings -- Epilogue: Helmholtz in modern German memory.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Genre/formBiography.
LCCN 2018003417
ISBN9780226481142 hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBN022648114X hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBNelectronic book
ISBNelectronic book
Standard identifier# 40028478379

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