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The engineer and the scandal : a piece of science history

Author: R de Boer
Publisher: Berlin : Springer, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Engineer and the Scandal gives an in-depth study of an important part of the development of the Theory of Porous Media as well as the amazing story of the glittering life of Professor Karl von Terzaghi. It provides an outline of the bitter dispute between him and Professor Paul Fillunger, both working at the Technische Hochschule of Vienna, Austria, in the fields of soil mechanics and technical mechanics during  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Karl Terzaghi; Karl Terzaghi; Karl Terzaghi; Karl Terzaghi; Paul Fillunger
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R de Boer
ISBN: 3540231110 9783540231110
OCLC Number: 58421593
Description: viii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1 Karl von Terzaghi's Childhood, Youth and his Road to Practice and Theory --
1.1 Childhood 5 --
1.2 "Sturm und Drang" 13 --
1.3 The Road to Practice and Adventure 41 --
1.4 The Entrance to Science 89 --
2 Prelude to the Scandal --
2.1 Paul Fillunger --
a Scientist and Critic 153 --
2.2 Karl von Terzaghi's Daily Life and Early Dispute with Paul Fillunger 161 --
3 Intermezzo --
3.1 Karl von Terzaghi's Career Peaks 173 --
3.2 The Founding of Modern Theory of Porous Media by Paul Fillunger 190 --
4 The Scandal --
4.1 The Run of Events 195 --
4.2 The Aftermath 231 --
5 The Further Development --
5.1 Karl von Terzaghi's Life and Work after the Sad Affair 239 --
5.2 Some Developments in Soil Mechanics 265.
Responsibility: Reint de Boer.
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Focuses on an interpersonal/scientific conflict involving the 'Father of Modern Soil Mechanics' Karl von Terzaghi. This book exemplifies the 'human side' of science in which, sometimes, the  Read more...

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