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Buchwald, Jed Z.

Overview
Works: 54 works in 221 publications in 1 language and 9,334 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Observations  Terminology 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: QC403, 535.1309
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jed Z Buchwald
The rise of the wave theory of light : optical theory and experiment in the early nineteenth century by Jed Z Buchwald( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Maxwell to microphysics : aspects of electromagnetic theory in the last quarter of the nineteenth century by Jed Z Buchwald( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histories of the electron : the birth of microphysics by Jed Z Buchwald( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Isaac Newton's natural philosophy by Jed Z Buchwald( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newton and the origin of civilization by Jed Z Buchwald( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 368 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 ideas produced an uproar that reverberated in Europe's learned circles throughout the eighteenth century and beyond
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 365 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 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The creation of scientific effects : Heinrich Hertz and electric waves by Jed Z Buchwald( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 344 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
The Oxford handbook of the history of physics by Jed Z Buchwald( Book )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 272 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
Wrong for the right reasons by Jed Z Buchwald( Book )

18 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 172 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
Scientific credibility and technical standards in 19th and early 20th century Germany and Britain by Jed Z Buchwald( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 153 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
A master of science history : essays in honor of Charles Coulston Gillispie by Jed Z Buchwald( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 65 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
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 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transformations : studies in the history of science and technology( )

in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world as a mathematical game : John von Neumann and twentieth century science by Giorgio Israel( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive scientific and intellectual biography of John von Neumann, a man who perhaps more than any other is representative of twentieth century science
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 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two seemingly contradictory tendencies have accompanied the development of the natural sciences in the past 150 years. On the one hand, the natural sciences have been instrumental in effecting a thoroughgoing transformation of social structures and have made a permanent impact on the conceptual world of human beings. This historical period has, on the other hand, also brought to light the merely hypothetical validity of scientific knowledge. As late as the middle of the 19th century the truth-pathos in the natural sciences was still unbroken. Yet in the succeeding years these claims to certain knowledge underwent a fundamental crisis. For scientists today, of course, the fact that their knowledge can possess only relative validity is a matter of self-evidence. The present analysis investigates the early phase of this fundamental change in the concept of science through an examination of Hermann von Helmholtz's conception of science and his mechanistic interpretation of nature. Helmholtz (1821-1894) was one of the most important natural scientists in Germany. The development of this thought offers an impressive but, until now, relatively little considered report from the field of the experimental sciences chronicling the erosion of certainty
From summetria to symmetry : the making of a revolutionary scientific concept by Giora Hon( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 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 from the scientific usages of this term that first emerged in France at the end of the 18th century. The key figure in revolutionizing the concept of symmetry is the mathematician, Adrien-Marie Legendre. His achievements in solid geometry (1794) are contrasted with the views of the philosopher, Immanuel Kant, on the directionality of space (1768)."--Jacket
The moon that wasn't : the saga of Venus' spurious satellite by Helge Kragh( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This book details the history of one of astronomy's many spurious objects, the satellite of Venus. First spotted in 1645, the non-existing moon was "observed" more than a dozen times until the late eighteenth century. Although few astronomers believed in the existence of such an object after about 1770, it continued to attract attention for at least another century. However, it has largely disappeared from the history of astronomy, and the rich historical sources have never been exploited. The story of the enigmatic satellite in its proper historical context demonstrates that it was much more than a mere curiosity in the annals of astronomy. Frederick II of Prussia was familiar with it, and so were Bonnet, Kant and Voltaire. The painstaking attempts to either prove or disprove its existence led to the development of many new perspectives both practical and philosophical. The satellite of Venus belongs to the same category as other fictitious celestial bodies (such as the planet Vulcan), yet it had its own life and fascinating historical trajectory. By following this trajectory, the history of planetary astronomy is addressed in a novel way."--book jacket
Patterns of change : linguistic innovations in the development of classical mathematics by Ladislav Kvasz( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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."--Jacket
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 0 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
 
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The rise of the wave theory of light : optical theory and experiment in the early nineteenth century
Alternative Names
Buchwald, J. Z. 1949-

Buchwald, Jed 1949-

Buchwald, Jed Zachary 1949-

Jed Buchwald

Jed Buchwald American historian

Jed Buchwald Amerikaanse historicus van de wetenschap

Jed Z. Buchwald US-amerikanischer Wissenschaftshistoriker

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English (180)

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Histories of the electron : the birth of microphysicsIsaac Newton's natural philosophyThe zodiac of Paris : how an improbable controversy over an ancient Egyptian artifact provoked a modern debate between religion and scienceScientific practice : theories and stories of doing physicsThe creation of scientific effects : Heinrich Hertz and electric wavesWrong for the right reasonsScientific credibility and technical standards in 19th and early 20th century Germany and BritainThe world as a mathematical game : John von Neumann and twentieth century science