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Author: Reint de Boer
Title: The Engineer and the Scandal A Piece of Science History
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN/ISSN: 9783540273035
Edition: 1
Price: CHF 119,00
Publication date: 01/01/2005
Content
Category: Wirtschaft/Management
Language: English
Technical Data
Pages: 294
Kopierschutz: DRM
Geräte: PC/MAC/eReader/Tablet
Formate: PDF
Table of contents

Offers an eye-opening and revealing look into an interpersonal/scientific conflict involving the 'Father of Modern Soil Mechanics' Karl von Terzaghi.

Exemplifies the 'human side' of science in which, sometimes, the prominence of a theorist and the inertia of the 'accepted wisdom' can inhibit progress and rational discussion of the facts.

More than 100 illustrations combine with historical details in the text to evoke a vivid picture of the lost era of pre-WWII Vienna.