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The Chemical History of a Candle (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)
     

The Chemical History of a Candle (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Michael Faraday
 

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading. Originally given as a lecture at the Royal Institution, The Chemical History of a Candle is one of the most popular and widely distributed works of popular science ever written. A remarkably clear and beautifully organized explication of Victorian chemistry and

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading. Originally given as a lecture at the Royal Institution, The Chemical History of a Candle is one of the most popular and widely distributed works of popular science ever written. A remarkably clear and beautifully organized explication of Victorian chemistry and physics, it has gone through myriad editions and translations and has been used to teach the scientific method in societies as different as the Soviet Union and modern Japan. It also provides a window into the mind and science of Michael Faraday, the greatest experimental physicist of the nineteenth century, and quite possibly of all time.

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ISBN-13:
9781411467415
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
819 KB

Meet the Author

Michael Faraday (1791-1867) was one of the last great scientists to learn his trade through apprenticeship and self-teaching rather than formal higher education. Faraday was the first to deliberately produce an electrical current by manipulating a magnet, a process which underlies modern electrical generation. This was followed by a stream of discoveries extending over the next few decades, including the electro-optical effect and dimagnetism. Faraday's work formed the experimental foundation of nineteenth-century field theory in physics.

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sodium23 More than 1 year ago
Faraday is lecturing to an audience of kids, probably all boys. He presents a series of beautiful illustrations of the scientific method. He recommends that the audience try some of his demonstrations at home. This would never happen in the super-safe kid world of today. A lecture to the Royal Society on platinum is included, perhaps because it might have been one of his last lectures, containing a sort of farewell to the Royal Society.
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