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- DescriptionA biography of Hermann von Helmholtz, a 19th-century scientist renowned for the co-discovery of the second law of thermodynamics and his invention of the ophthalmoscope. It relates how von Helmholtz also made contributions to the fields of physiology, philosophy of science and mathematics.
- Author BiographyDavid Cahan is Associate Professor of History at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and author of An Institute for an Empire: The Physikalisch-Technische Reich-sanstalt, 1871-1918 (1990).
- PublisherUniversity of California Press
- Date of Publication15/12/1993
- GenreBiography: Science, Technology & Medical
- Series TitleCalifornia Studies in the History of Science
- Series Part/Volume NumberVol 12
- Place of PublicationBerkerley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of California Press
- Content Note12 photographs, 19 figures
- Weight962 g
- Width159 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine50 mm
- Edited byDavid Cahan
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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