The Dilemmas of an Upright Man: Max Planck and the Fortunes of German Science

The Dilemmas of an Upright Man: Max Planck and the Fortunes of German Science

by John L. Heilbron
ISBN-10:
0674004396
ISBN-13:
9780674004399
Pub. Date:
09/01/2000
Publisher:
Harvard University Press

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The Dilemmas of an Upright Man: Max Planck and the Fortunes of German Science

In this moving and eloquent portrait, Heilbron describes how the founder of quantum theory rose to the pinnacle of German science. With great understanding, he shows how Max Planck suffered morally and intellectually as his lifelong habit of service to his country and to physics was confronted by the realities of World War I and the brutalities of the Third Reich.

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ISBN-13: 9780674004399
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 09/01/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 716,232
Product dimensions: 0.60(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

About the Author

J. L. Heilbron, formerly Professor of History and the Vice Chancellor at the University of California, Berkeley, is a Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, University of Oxford. He was awarded the George Sarton Medal by the History of Science Society in 1993 for his contributions to the field.

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