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The Engineer and the Scandal

A Piece of Science History

Authors: de Boer, Reint

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The Engineer and the Scandal gives an in-depth study into an important part of the development of the Theory of Porous Media as well as the amazing story of the glittering life of Professor Karl von Terzaghi. It provides an outline of the bitter dispute between him and Professor Paul Fillunger, both working at the Technische Hochschule of Vienna, Austria, in the fields of soil mechanics and technical mechanics during the 1930s. The ugly confrontation with its tragic end was a scandal in many respects. The author, a well-known scientist himself in the field of the mechanics of porous media, investigated this piece of science history in Austria, Norway, and the United States of America. He discloses an amazing story which has been nearly forgotten although it produced large headlines in the Vienna of 1937.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 96,29 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Engineer and the Scandal
Book Subtitle
A Piece of Science History
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-27303-5
DOI
10.1007/b138892
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-23111-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06206-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 294
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