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Cahan, David

Overview
Works: 15 works in 66 publications in 2 languages and 3,040 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: Q143.H5, B
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Most widely held works by David Cahan
Hermann von Helmholtz and the foundations of nineteenth-century science by David Cahan ( )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hermann von Helmholtz (1821-1894) was a polymath of dazzling intellectual range and energy. Renowned for his co-discovery of the second law of thermodynamics and his invention of the ophthalmoscope, Helmholtz also made many other contributions to physiolo
Science and culture : popular and philosophical essays by Hermann von Helmholtz ( Book )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From natural philosophy to the sciences : writing the history of nineteenth-century science ( Book )
7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: During the nineteenth century, much of the modern scientific enterprise took shape: scientific disciplines were formed, institutions and communities were founded, and unprecedented applications to and interactions with other aspects of society and culture occurred. In this book, eleven leading historians of science assess what their field has taught us about this exciting time and identify issues that remain unexamined or require reconsideration. They treat both scientific disciplines--biology, physics, chemistry, the earth sciences, mathematics, and the social sciences--in their specific intellectual and sociocultural contexts as well as the broader topics of science and medicine; science and religion; scientific institutions and communities; and science, technology, and industry. Providing a much-needed overview and analysis of a rapidly expanding field, From Natural Philosophy to the Sciences will be essential for historians of science, but also of great interest to scholars of all aspects of nineteenth-century life and culture
An institute for an empire : the Physikalisch-Technische Reichsanstalt, 1871-1918 by David Cahan ( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science at the American frontier : a biography of DeWitt Bristol Brace by David Cahan ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Science at the American Frontier is both a biography of American physicist DeWitt Bristol Brace (1859-1905) and a study of the processes by which scientific knowledge and associated instrumentation were transferred from Europe to the United States and from the east coast to the American frontier. The authors trace Brace's first-class scientific education in Boston, Baltimore, and Berlin, and they follow his career as he founded and built a department of physics at the University of Nebraska and pursued a research program at that institution. In doing so, they show how Brace's career brought him into the vanguard of the American scientific community, and they illuminate the developmental process of departments of science at the newly founded land-grant colleges."--BOOK JACKET
Letters of Hermann von Helmholtz to his parents : the medical education of a German scientist, 1837-1846 by Hermann von Helmholtz ( Book )
6 editions published in 1993 in German and English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meister der Messung : die Physikalisch-Technische Reichsanstalt im Deutschen Kaiserreich by David Cahan ( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in German and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Physikalisch-technische Reichsanstalt : a study in the relations of science, technology and industry in imperial Germany by David Cahan ( )
8 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Werner Siemens and the origin of the Physikalisch-Technische Reichsanstalt, 1872-1887 by David Cahan ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The institutional revolution in German physics, 1865-1914 by David Cahan ( )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Helmholtz and the British scientific elite : from force conservation to energy conservation by David Cahan ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The awarding of the copley medal and the 'discovery' of the law of conservation of energy: Joule Mayer and Helmholtz revisited / 3000 by David Cahan ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The institutional revolution in German physics, 1865-1914 by David Cahan ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
An Institute for an Empire by David Cahan ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Cahan, David L. 1947-
Cahan, David Lee 1947-
Languages
English (56)
German (10)
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