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Buchwald, Jed Z.

Overview
Works: 39 works in 167 publications in 2 languages and 8,085 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: QC661, 537
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jed Z Buchwald
Isaac Newton's natural philosophy by Jed Z Buchwald( )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The creation of scientific effects Heinrich Hertz and electric waves by Jed Z Buchwald( )
10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is an attempt to reconstitute the tacit knowledge--the shared, unwritten assumptions, values, and understandings--that shapes the work of science. Jed Z. Buchwald uses as his focus the social and intellectual world of nineteenth-century German physics. Drawing on the lab notes, published papers, and unpublished manuscripts of Heinrich Hertz, Buchwald recreates Hertz's 1887 invention of a device that produced electromagnetic waves in wires. The invention itself was serendipitous and the device was quickly transformed, but Hertz's early experiments led to major innovations in electrodyna
Histories of the electron the birth of microphysics by Jed Z Buchwald( )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Newton and the origin of civilization by Jed Z Buchwald( )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Isaac Newton's Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended, published in 1728, one year after the great man's death, unleashed a storm of controversy. And for good reason. The book presents a drastically revised timeline for ancient civilizations, contracting Greek history by five hundred years and Egypt's by a millennium. Newton and the Origin of Civilization tells the story of how one of the most celebrated figures in the history of mathematics, optics, and mechanics came to apply his unique ways of thinking to problems of history, theology, and mythology, and of how his radical
The rise of the wave theory of light : optical theory and experiment in the early nineteenth century by Jed Z Buchwald( Book )
11 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wrong for the right reasons by Jed Z Buchwald( )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rapidity with which knowledge changes makes much of past science obsolete, and often just wrong, from the present's point of view. We no longer think, for example, that heat is a material substance transferred from hot to cold bodies. But is wrong science always or even usually bad science? The essays in this volume argue by example that much of the past's rejected science, wrong in retrospect though it may be - and sometimes markedly so - was nevertheless sound and exemplary of enduring standards that transcend the particularities of culture and locale
From Maxwell to microphysics : aspects of electromagnetic theory in the last quarter of the nineteenth century by Jed Z Buchwald( Book )
15 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A master of science history essays in honor of Charles Coulston Gillispie by Jed Z Buchwald( )
16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New essays in science history ranging across the entire field and related in most instance to the works of Charles Gillispie, one of the field's founders
The zodiac of Paris : how an improbable controversy over an ancient Egyptian artifact provoked a modern debate between religion and science by Jed Z Buchwald( Book )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Dendera zodiac--an ancient bas-relief temple ceiling adorned with mysterious symbols of the stars and planets--was first discovered by the French during Napoleon's campaign in Egypt, and quickly provoked a controversy between scientists and theologians. Brought to Paris in 1821 and ultimately installed in the Louvre, where it can still be seen today, the zodiac appeared to depict the nighttime sky from a time predating the Biblical creation, and therefore cast doubt on religious truth. The Zodiac of Paris tells the story of this incredible archeological find and its unlikely role in the fierce disputes over science and faith in Napoleonic and Restoration France. --publisher's description
Scientific practice : theories and stories of doing physics ( Book )
8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Oxford handbook of the history of physics by Jed Z Buchwald( Book )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book brings together cutting-edge writing by more than twenty leading authorities on the history of physics from the seventeenth century to the present day. By presenting a wide diversity of studies in a single volume, it provides authoritative introductions to scholarly contributions that have tended to be dispersed in journals and books not easily accessible to the general reader. While the core thread remains the theories and experimental practices of physics, the Handbook contains chapters on other dimensions that have their place in any rounded history. These include the role of lecturing and textbooks in the communication of knowledge, the contribution of instrument-makers and instrument-making companies in providing for the needs of both research and lecture demonstrations, and the growing importance of the many interfaces between academic physics, industry, and the military
Scientific credibility and technical standards in 19th and early 20th century Germany and Britain by Jed Z Buchwald( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The articles in this first volume of ARCHIMEDES explicitly and intentionally cross boundaries between science and technology, and they also illuminate one another. The first three contributions concern optics and industry in 19th century Germany; the fourth concerns electric standards in Germany during the same period; the last essay in the volume examines a curious development in the early history of wireless signalling that took place in England, and that has much to say about the establishment and enforcement of standard methods in a rapidly-developing technology that emerged out of a scientific effect. Historical work over the last few decades has shown that technology cannot be characterized simply, or even usually, as applied science. The beliefs, the devices, and the natural objects that are created or discovered by scientists, often play altogether minor roles in the construction of technologies. Taking this realization as a given, the essays in Scientific Credibility and Technical Standards effectively argue that we must now seek to go beyond it; we must also begin to think carefully about the role that science actually did play when it was explicitly deployed by technologists
Hermann von Helmholtz's mechanism the loss of certainty : a study on the transition from classical to modern philosophy of nature by Gregor Schiemann( )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Erasmi Bartholini Experimenta crystalli Islandici disdiaclastici quibus mira & insolita refractio detegitur by Erasmus Bartholin( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From summetria to symmetry the making of a revolutionary scientific concept by Giora Hon( )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The concept of symmetry is inherent to modern science, and its evolution has a complex history that richly exemplifies the dynamics of scientific change. This study is based on primary sources, presented in context: the authors examine closely the trajectory of the concept in the mathematical and scientific disciplines as well as its trajectory in art and architecture. The principal goal is to demonstrate that, despite the variety of usages in many different domains, there is a conceptual unity underlying the invocation of symmetry in the period from antiquity to the 1790s which is distinct fr
Granting the Seasons the Chinese astronomical reform of 1280, with a study of its many dimensions and a translation of its records : Shou shih li cong kao by Nathan Sivin( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
China's most sophisticated system of computational astronomy was created for a Mongol emperor who could neither read nor write Chinese, to celebrate victory over China after forty years of devastating war. This book explains how and why, and reconstructs the observatory and the science that made it possible. For two thousand years, a fundamental ritual of government was the emperor's "granting the seasons" to his people at the New Year by issuing an almanac containing an accurate lunisolar calendar. The high point of this tradition was the "Season-granting system" (Shou-shih li, 1280). Its treatise records detailed instructions for computing eclipses of the sun and moon and motions of the planets, based on a rich archive of observations, some ancient and some new. Sivin, the West's leading scholar of the Chinese sciences, not only recreates the project's cultural, political, bureaucratic, and personal dimensions, but translates the extensive treatise and explains every procedure in minimally technical language. The book contains many tables, illustrations, and aids to reference. It is clearly written for anyone who wants to understand the fundamental role of science in Chinese history. There is no comparable study of state science in any other early civilization
The zodiac of Paris : how an improbable controversy over an ancient Epyptian artifact provoked a modern debate over religion and science by Jed Z Buchwald( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Dendera zodiac - an ancient bas-relief temple ceiling adorned with mysterious symbols of the stars and planets - was first discovered by the French during Napoleon's campaign in Egypt, and quickly provoked a controversy between scientists and theologians. Brought to Paris in 1821 and ultimately installed in the Louvre, where it can still be seen today, the zodiac appeared to depict the nighttime sky from a time predating the Biblical creation, and therefore cast doubt on religious truth. The Zodiac of Paris tells the story of this incredible archeological find and its unlikely role in the fierce disputes over science and faith in Napoleonic and Restoration France. The book unfolds against the turbulence of the French Revolution, Napoleon's breathtaking rise and fall, and the restoration of the Bourbons to the throne. Drawing on newspapers, journals, diaries, pamphlets, and other documentary evidence, Jed Buchwald and Diane Greco Josefowicz show how scientists and intellectuals seized upon the zodiac to discredit Christianity, and how this drew furious responses from conservatives and sparked debates about the merits of scientific calculation as a source of knowledge about the past. The ideological battles would rage until the thoroughly antireligious Jean-Francois Champollion unlocked the secrets of Egyptian hieroglyphs - and of the zodiac itself. Champollion would prove the religious reactionaries right, but for all the wrong reasons. The Zodiac of Paris brings Napoleonic and Restoration France vividly to life, revealing the lengths to which scientists, intellectuals, theologians, and conservatives went to use the ancient past for modern purposes
Dibner Institute studies in the history of science and technology ( )
in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Transformations : studies in the history of science and technology ( )
in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Experimental investigations of double refraction from Huygens to Malus by Jed Z Buchwald( )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Buchwald, J. Z. 1949-
Buchwald, Jed 1949-
Buchwald, Jed Zachary 1949-
Languages
English (147)
French (1)
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