Niels Bohr by J.L. Heilbron audiobook

Niels Bohr: A Very Short Introduction

By J.L. Heilbron
Read by Sean Runnette

Tantor Audio

The Very Short Introductions Series

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200257430

  • ISBN: 9798200257423

  • ISBN: 9798200257447

Runtime: 4.10 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In this Very Short Introduction John Heilbron draws on sources never before presented in English to cover the life and work of one of the most creative physicists of the 20th century. In addition to his role as a scientist, Heilbron considers Bohr as a statesman and Danish cultural icon, who built scientific institutions and pushed for the extension of international cooperation in science to all nation states. As a humanist he was concerned with the cultivation of all sides of the individual, and with the complementary contributions of all peoples to the sum of human culture. Throughout, Heilbron considers how all of these aspects of Bohr's personality influenced his work, as well as the science that made him, in the words of Sir Henry Dale, President of the Royal Society of London, probably the "first among all the men of all countries who are now active in any department of science."

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Author Bio: J.L. Heilbron

Author Bio: J.L. Heilbron

J. L. Heilbron was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, in physics and history and began teaching at the University of Pennsylvania in 1964. He returned to Berkeley in 1967, where he rose to become professor of history and vice chancellor. After retiring in 1994 Heilbron taught sporadically at Caltech and Yale, and lived mostly around Oxford, where he has been Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College and the Oxford Museum for History of Science. He has written several books, including Galileo and Love, Literature, and the Quantum Atom: Niels Bohr’s 1913 Trilogy Revisited, with Finn Aaserud.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 4.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English