The Engineer and the Scandal: A Piece of Science History (Hardback)Reint de Boer (author)
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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.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 294
Weight: 1330 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 17 mm
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