An excellent read, well written, and meticulously researched.
J.L. Heilbron does a fine job of explaining Planck’s scientific work, including the discovery of the quantum and Planck’s own understanding of what he had achieved.
It is interesting that for Planck the burning of Louvain's library seems to have been the most egregious crime not the soldiers' vicious murder of civilians.
This book on Max Planck is not strictly a biography. It covers Planck’s life but does so with the purpose of showing the struggles of German science during Planck’s lifetime. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Daniel Putman
I read this book for the same reason Edmund Hillary climbed Mount Everest - to be the second person ever to have done it.
Okay, crap. Read more