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Kragh, Helge 1944-

Works: 99 works in 316 publications in 6 languages and 8,783 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Terminology  Observations  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Creator, Other
Classifications: QB981, 530.0904
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Most widely held works by Helge Kragh
Quantum generations : a history of physics in the twentieth century by Helge Kragh ( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The first comprehensive one-volume history of twentieth-century physics, the book takes us from the discovery of x-rays in the mid-1890s to superstring theory in the 1990s. Kragh writes about pure science with the expertise of a trained physicist, while keeping the content accessible to nonspecialists and paying careful attention to practical uses of science, ranging from compact disks to bombs. As a historian, Kragh outlines the social and economic contexts that have shaped the field in the twentieth century. He writes, for example, about the impact of the two world wars, the fate of physics under Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin, the role of military research, the emerging leadership of the United States, and the backlash against science that began in the 1960s. He also shows how the revolutionary discoveries of scientists ranging from Einstein, Planck, and Bohr to Stephen Hawking have been built on the great traditions of earlier centuries."--Jacket
Matter and spirit in the universe scientific and religious preludes to modern cosmology by Helge Kragh ( )
9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cosmology is an unusual science with an unusual history. This bookexamines the formative years of modern cosmology from the perspectiveof its interaction with religious thought. As the first study of itskind, it reveals how closely associated the development of cosmologyhas been with considerations of a philosophical and religiousnature
Entropic creation religious contexts of thermodynamics and cosmology by Helge Kragh ( )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Entropic Creation is the first book to consider the cultural and religious responses to the second law of thermodynamics, and the theory proposed by certain Christian scholars during the period 1860 to 1920 that the entropic creation argument is proof of a divine creation of the world
Cosmology and controversy : the historical development of two theories of the universe by Helge Kragh ( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For over three millennia, most people could understand the universe only in terms of myth, religion, and philosophy. Between 1920 and 1970, cosmology transformed into a branch of physics. With this remarkably rapid change came a theory that would finally lend empirical support to many long-held beliefs about the origins and development of the entire universe: the theory of the big bang. In this book, Helge Kragh presents the development of scientific cosmology for the first time as a historical event, one that embroiled many famous scientists in a controversy over the very notion of an evolving universe with a beginning in time. In rich detail he examines how the big-bang theory drew inspiration from and eventually triumphed over rival views, mainly the steady-state theory and its concept of a stationary universe of infinite age. In the 1920s, Alexander Friedmann and Georges Lemaitre showed that Einstein's general relativity equations possessed solutions for a universe expanding in time. Kragh follows the story from here, showing how the big-bang theory evolved, from Edwin Hubble's observation that most galaxies are receding from us, to the discovery of the cosmic microwave background radiation. Sir Fred Hoyle proposed instead the steady-state theory, a model of dynamic equilibrium involving the continuous creation of matter throughout the universe. Although today it is generally accepted that the universe started some ten billion years ago in a big bang, many readers may not fully realize that this standard view owed much of its formation to the steady-state theory. By exploring the similarities and tensions between the theories, Kragh provides the reader with indispensable background for understanding much of today's commentary about our universe
Conceptions of cosmos from myths to the accelerating universe : a history of cosmology by Helge Kragh ( )
24 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presenting a history of how the universe at large became the object of scientific understanding, this title offers an integrated and comprehensive account of cosmology that covers all major events from Aristotle's Earth-centred cosmos to the discovery of the accelerating universe
Dirac : a scientific biography by Helge Kragh ( Book )
20 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to the historiography of science by Helge Kragh ( Book )
23 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and German and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The moon that wasn't the saga of Venus' spurious satellite by Helge Kragh ( )
14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First spotted in 1645, the non-existing moon was observed more than a dozen times until late eighteenth century. Although few astronomers believed in the existence of the moon after about 1770, it continued to attract attention for another century. This book details the history of one of astronomy's many spurious objects, the satellite of Venus
The making of the chemist : the social history of chemistry in Europe, 1789-1914 ( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Niels Bohr and the quantum atom : the Bohr model of atomic structure, 1913-1925 by Helge Kragh ( Book )
13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'Niels Bohr and the Quantum Atom' gives a comprehensive account of the birth, development, and decline of Bohr's atomic theory. It presents the theory in a broad context which includes not only its technical aspects, but also its reception dissemination, and applications in both physics and chemistry
Higher speculations : grand theories and failed revolutions in physics and cosmology by Helge Kragh ( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Phosphors and phosphorus in early Danish natural philosophy by Helge Kragh ( Book )
7 editions published in 2003 in English and Multiple languages and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Einsteins univers en fysikers tanker om natur og erkendelse by Helge Kragh ( )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Danish and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""Jeg vil vide, hvordan Gud skabte verden. Jeg ønsker at kende hans tanker - resten er detaljer."" Sådan sagde Albert Einstein (1879-1955), og han stod ved sit ord. Mere end nogen anden var Einstein arkitekten bag det 20. århundredes nye verdensbillede, hvor begreber som tid og rum fik en radikalt anden betydning end tidligere.I Einsteins univers redegøres for den berømte fysikers placering i videnskabshistorien, og hovedtrækkene i hans vigtige bidrag til relativitetsteori, kvantefysik og kosmologi forklares. Bogen gennemgår også Einsteins filosofiske og religiøse standpunkter, ligesom den bes
Science in Denmark : a thousand-year history ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of modern physics by International Congress on the History of Sciences ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and Multiple languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introducción a la historia de la ciencia by Helge Kragh ( Book )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On science and underdevelopment by Helge Kragh ( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dansk naturvidenskabs historie by Helge Kragh ( Book )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Danish and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Naturvidenskabens historie i Danmark beskrives samlet, fyldigt og gennemillustreret og de naturvidenskabelige områders udvikling kortlægges og knyttes sammen med den almindelige danmarkshistorie
Patterns of change linguistic innovations in the development of classical mathematics by Ladislav Kvasz ( )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book offers a reconstruction of linguistic innovations in the history of mathematics; innovations which changed the ways in which mathematics was clone, understood and philosophically interpreted. It argues that there are at least three ways in which the language of mathematics has been changed throughout its history, thus determining the lines of development that mathematics has followed." "The book offers tools of analysis by means of which scholars and students of the history and philosophy of mathematics can attain better understanding of the various changes, which the subject of their study underwent in the course of history. The book brings also important insights for mathematics education connecting growth of language with the development of mathematical thought."--BOOK JACKET
Introduzione alla storiografia della scienza by Helge Kragh ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Kragh, H. 1944-
Kragh, H. S.
Kragh, Helge
Kragh, Helge S.
Kragh, Helge S., 1944-
Kragh, Helge Stjernholm
Kragh, Helge Stjernholm, 1944-
English (165)
Danish (20)
Spanish (5)
Italian (2)
Multiple languages (2)
German (1)