Über den Autor
Shaul Katzir is a historian of science. He teaches history of science [and general history] at Bar Ilan, Ben Gurion, and Tel Aviv universities, at the Hebrew university of Jerusalem and at the Academic College of Tel Aviv Jaffa.
The first history of the subject
Provides a detailed account of the genesis of a new technology
Explores the nature of scientific development, and the interplay of various approaches and philosophies
Provides an unusual perspective on late nineteenth century physics