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Dilemmas of an Upright Man : Max Planck and the Fortunes of German Science

Dilemmas of an Upright Man : Max Planck and the Fortunes of German Science - rev edition

Dilemmas of an Upright Man : Max Planck and the Fortunes of German Science - rev edition

ISBN13: 9780674004399

ISBN10: 0674004396

Dilemmas of an Upright Man : Max Planck and the Fortunes of German Science by J. L. Heilbron - ISBN 9780674004399
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Published: 2000
International: No
Dilemmas of an Upright Man : Max Planck and the Fortunes of German Science by J. L. Heilbron - ISBN 9780674004399

ISBN13: 9780674004399

ISBN10: 0674004396

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 00

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Summary

IN THIS MOVING and eloquent portrait, John Heilbron describes how the founder of quantum theory rose to the pinnacle of German Science. With great understanding, he shows how Max Planck suffered morally and intellectually as his lifelong habit of service to his country and to physics was confronted by the realities of World War I and the brutalities of the Third Reich. In an afterword written for this edition, he weighs the recurring questions among historians and scientists about the costs to others, and to Planck himself, of the painful choices he faced in attempting to build an ''ark'' to carry science and scientists through the storms of Naziism.

Author Bio

Heilbron, J. L. : Oxford University

J. L. Heilbron, formerly Professor of History and the Vice Chancellor at the University of California at Berkeley, is a Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford. The author of many books, including The Sun in the Church (Harvard), he was awarded the George Sarton Medal by the History of Science Society in 1993 for his contributions to the field.

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