WorldCat Identities

Hentschel, Ann

Overview
Works: 65 works in 150 publications in 2 languages and 2,105 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Guidebooks  Exhibition catalogs  Observations 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Ann Hentschel
Searching for the oldest stars : ancient relics from the early universe by Anna Frebel( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomers study the oldest observable stars in the universe in much the same way that archaeologists study ancient artifacts on Earth. Here, Anna Frebel--who is credited with discovering several of the oldest and most primitive stars using the world's largest telescopes--takes readers into the far-flung depths of space and time to provide a gripping firsthand account of the cutting-edge science of stellar archaeology. Weaving the latest findings in astronomy with her own compelling insights as one of the world's leading researchers in the field, Frebel explains how sections of the night sky are "excavated" in the hunt for these extremely rare relic stars--some of which have been shining for more than 13 billion years--and how this astonishing quest is revealing tantalizing new details about the earliest times in the universe. She vividly describes how the very first stars formed soon after the big bang and then exploded as supernovae, leaving behind chemical fingerprints that were incorporated into the ancient stars we can still observe today. She shows how these fingerprints provide clues to the cosmic origin of the elements, early star and galaxy formation, and the assembly process of the Milky Way. Along the way, Frebel recounts her own stories of discovery, offering an insider's perspective on this exciting frontier of science. Lively and accessible, this book sheds vital new light on the origins and evolution of the cosmos while providing a unique look into life as an astronomer
The world in a box : the story of an eighteenth-century picture encyclopedia by Anke te Heesen( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and German and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a story about a box that contained the world. The box was the Picture Academy for the Young, a popular encyclopedia in pictures invented by preacher-turned-publisher Johann Siegmund Stoy in eighteenth century Germany. Children were expected to cut out the pictures from the Academy, paste them onto cards, and arrange those cards in ordered compartments - the whole world filed in a box of images."--Page 4 of cover
Physics and national socialism : an anthology of primary sources by Klaus Hentschel( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology of primary sources is a collection of 121 documents in English translation portraying the role of physics, both perceived and actual, in the Nazi state. These texts were written predominantly by influential German scientists, particularly physicists, both inside and outside Germany in the period from 1933 to 1945. The semipopular articles, private correspondence, and official memoranda selected for the volume reflect the contemporary developments in science as well as the change in political climate and working conditions after the National Socialists' rise to power. The extensive annotation is clearly distinguished from the original text, and the appendix provides an aid to the reader with biographical information on the more important figures and brief outlines of frequently mentioned institutions, journals and companies. The introduction surveys the latest results in the secondary literature.   --    (…) the envisaged audience includes not only scholars and students of science, history, politics, and sociology, but also the general reader. (Mathematical Reviews)   The editor appears to have compromised very well in picking documents that have enough direct connections to link them together and illustrate the chronology of events, while at the same time surveying the variety of opinion and events filling this crucial period. (…) The documents appear in chronological order and are divided into five periods: controversies before 1933, (…) 1933-36, (…) 1936-39, (…) the six-year period of the war and finally, the legacy of National Socialism in post-war Germany. (…) Some 1000 literature references and a name index complete this comprehensive work. (…) the quality of the translation from German is excellent. I strongly recommend this book as an introduction to the interplay of science, government and their publics in the particular context of Nazi Germany, and as (…) illustration of the immense power of public policy-making. (Science and Public Policy)   Many of the sources are extremely interesting and appear here for the first time. (CENTAURUS)
Science and conscience : the life of James Franck by J Lemmerich( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Franck (1882-1964) was one of the twentieth century's most respected scientists, known both for his contributions to physics and for his moral courage. During the 1920s, Franck was a prominent figure in the German physics community. His research into the structure of the atom earned him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1925. After the Nazis seized power in 1933, Franck resigned his professorship at Gottingen in protest against anti-Jewish policies. He soon emigrated to the United States, where, at the University of Chicago, he began innovative research into photosynthesis. When the Second World War began, Franck was recruited for the Manhattan Project. With Enrico Fermi and Leo Szilard, he created a controlled nuclear chain reaction which led to the creation of a nuclear weapon. During the final months of the war, however, Franck grew concerned about the consequences of using such a weapon. He became the principal author of the celebrated "Franck Report," which urged Truman not to use the atomic bomb and warned that a nuclear arms race against the Soviet Union would be an inevitable result. After the War, Franck turned his attention back to photosynthesis; his discoveries influenced chemistry as well as physics."--Publisher
Erich Hückel (1896-1980) : from physics to quantum chemistry by Andreas Karachalios( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study, the first comprehensive account of Erich Hückel's career, examines his scientific work as well as his importance for the emergence of quantum chemistry as an independent discipline in Germany during the 1930s
Brainwaves : a cultural history of electroencephalography by Cornelius Borck( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the history of brain research, the prospect of visualizing brain processes has continually awakened great expectations. In this study, Cornelius Borck focuses on a recording technique developed by the German physiologist Hans Berger to register electric brain currents; a technique that was expected to allow the brain to write in its own language, and which would reveal the way the brain worked. Borck traces the numerous contradictory interpretations of electroencephalography, from Berger's experiments and his publication of the first human EEG in 1929, to its international proliferation and consolidation as a clinical diagnostic method in the mid-twentieth century. Borck's thesis is that the language of the brain takes on specific contours depending on the local investigative cultures, from whose conflicting views emerged a new scientific object: the electric brain."--Provided by publisher
The German Research Foundation 1920-1970 : funding poised between science and politics by Mark Walker( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Similar to the German enterprise of science as a whole, the German Research Foundation (DFG) - originally conceived as an ""Emergency Association for German Science"" (Notgemeinschaft der Deutschen Wissenschaft) in 1920 - for decades considered itself as the politically authorized agency for the promotion of a patriotically accentuated science. The authors delineate the course followed by this research foundation in the fields of science and technology, in the humanities and social sciences, medicine, and the biosciences. Initially this path was revisionistic, after 1933 racist and po
Collected papers by Albert Einstein( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected papers by Albert Einstein( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Einstein : "Jene glücklichen Berner Jahre" by Ann Hentschel( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engl. Übers.: Albert Einstein : "Those happy Bernese years."
Collected papers by Albert Einstein( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in German and English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Einstein : "those happy Bernese years" by Ann Hentschel( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected papers by Albert Einstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected papers. 1909-1911 by Albert Einstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected papers of Albert Einstein : English translation by Albert Einstein( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first half of this volume presents a substantial amount of heretofore unavailable correspondence. From among family letters closed for twenty years after the death of Margot Einstein, who donated them to the Albert Einstein Archives in Jerusalem, the volume presents, for the first time, letters written by Einstein's sons, the adolescent Hans Albert and little Eduard, and numerous letters written by Einstein to his cousin and future second wife Elsa Einstein. Combined with newly available correspondence with his close friend Heinrich Zangger, this supplementary correspondence provides vivid and intimate details of Einstein's private life. It documents the emotional bonds to his family and friends; the severe deprivations caused by the war to family members in Berlin and Zurich; the fragile health of Mileva Einstein-Maric during these years of separation and divorce; the worries and joys of caring for the sons; and Einstein's views on German and international politics during this turbulent period.The second half finds Einstein full of optimism about Germany's new democracy. He vigorously promotes general relativity and the endeavors of other scientists toward its further confirmation. He responds to the rising interest in his work among philosophers, as attested by correspondence with M. Schlick, H. Reichenbach, R. Carnap, E. Cassirer, and H. Vaihinger. And yet he is embroiled in vociferous, politically tinged, public attacks on his theory of relativity. He considers leaving Berlin, which would have deprived the Weimar Republic of its most famous scientist. In many letters, colleagues, friends, and unknown admirers offer support. Einstein travels to Leyden, where he is appointed a visiting professor and where, in the circle of friends such as P. Ehrenfest, H. A. Lorentz, and H. Kamerlingh Onnes, he is involved in lively debates on issues related to quantum physics. He visits Oslo and Copenhagen, where he meets with N. Bohr, and receives invitations to the United States, anticipating his first visit to the New World in 1921. ENGLISH TRANSLATION:A translation of selected non-English texts included in Volume 10 is available in paperback, http://www.pupress.princeton.edu/titles/8332.html. Since this supplementary paperback includes only select portions of Volume 10, it is not recommended for purchase without the main volume
Collected papers. 1900-1909 by Albert Einstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected papers by Albert Einstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected papers by Albert Einstein( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Berlin years: correspondence, 1914-1918 by Albert Einstein( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum theory centenary by Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (1963- )( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.49 (from 0.03 for Science an ... to 0.93 for Albert Ein ...)

The world in a box : the story of an eighteenth-century picture encyclopedia
Covers
Science and conscience : the life of James FranckErich Hückel (1896-1980) : from physics to quantum chemistryCollected papersCollected papersCollected papersAlbert Einstein : "those happy Bernese years"Collected papersCollected papers. 1909-1911
Alternative Names
Hentschel, A. M.

Hentschel, Ann M.

Languages
English (59)

German (14)