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Aesthetics, industry, and science : Hermann von Helmholtz and the Berlin Physical Society

Author: M Norton Wise
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On January 5, 1845, the Prussian Cultural Minister received a request by a group of six young men to form a new Physical Society in Berlin. In fields from thermodynamics, mechanics, and electromagnetism to animal electricity, ophthalmology, and psychophysics, members of this small but growing group--which soon included Emil Du Bois-Reymond, Ernst Brucke, Werner Siemens, and Hermann von Helmholtz--established  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Hermann von Helmholtz; Hermann von Helmholtz
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M Norton Wise
ISBN: 9780226531359 022653135X 9780226531496 022653149X
OCLC Number: 1001340510
Description: xxi, 405 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Responsibility: M. Norton Wise.

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An account of the rise of physical sciences in Berlin in the nineteenth century, and the role played by the larger cultural flowering occurring at the time-the ways that ideas cross-fertilized.  Read more...

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"Painting Wissenschaftsgem lde in the Humboldtian sense, this book is a histoire totale of early nineteenth-century Berlin. Wise follows the paths of the well-educated citizen as well as the Read more...

 
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