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Geschichte der Physils

    Naturevolume 120page114 (1927) | Download Citation



    WE can scarcely imagine a more difficult task than the writing of a trustworthy and adequate history of physics. The field is so extensive and the work of reference so enormous that we can readily appreciate that Prof. Hoppe has spent several decades on his undertaking, and in this admirable book he has given the pith of his researches. The treatment is brief but delightfully clear, and in these days of turmoil, when the spirit of revolution has invaded even the realms of physics, it is refreshing to read of the gradual evolution of ideas, based on experiment, from the time of the Greeks through the Middle Ages to the end of last century.

    Geschichte der Physils.

    Von Edmund Hoppe. Pp. viii + 536. (Braunschweig: Friedr. Vieweg und Sohn. A.-G., 1926.) 30 gold marks.

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