Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 May 2013

768 Pages | 89 b/w illustrations, 79 colour illustrations


ISBN: 9780199669264

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Hans Christian Ørsted

Reading Nature's Mind

Dan Ch. Christensen

  • First comprehensive and contextual biography of Hans Christian Ørsted
  • Illuminates Danish cultural and intellectual circles in the so-called Golden Age, which so far has been almost inaccessible to the English speaking public
  • Offers cultural and sociological insights into the European network of scientists in the 19th Century, when divergent national paradigms prevailed
  • Ørsted was remarkable and exceptional by unifying two cultures, the sciences and the arts
  • Ørsted's discovery of electromagnetism immediately revolutionized the course of physical research and in time prompted technological inventions that changed the life of modern societies