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Faraday, Michael 1791-1867

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Works: 1,300 works in 2,938 publications in 3 languages and 45,795 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Popular works  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Sources 
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Roles: Signer, Honoree, Creator, Other
Classifications: QC16.F2, 530.092
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posthumous Publications by Michael Faraday, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Michael Faraday
The chemical history of a candle by Michael Faraday ( Book )
100 editions published between 1860 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes twenty-two experiments that demonstrate the argument of the lectures
Experimental researches in electricity by Michael Faraday ( Book )
109 editions published between 1821 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures on the forces of matter by Michael Faraday ( )
in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scientific papers: physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology ( Book )
16 editions published between 1909 and 2001 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The treatises in this volume delivered by the fathers of their respective fields offer a glimpse into a time when the frontier of science could be revolutionized by one person. The 134 illustrations provide an interactive side to these instructional lectures
Lectures on the forces of matter and their relations to each other by Michael Faraday ( )
2 editions published between 1859 and 2009 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pleasure which all derive from the expositions of Faraday is of a somewhat different kind to that produced by any other philosopher whose lectures we have ever attended. It is partially derived from his extreme dexterity as an operator with him we have no chance of apologies for an unsucessful experiment, no hanging fire in the midst of a series of brilliant demonstrations, producing that depressing tendency akin to the pain felt by an audience at a false note from a vocalist. All is a sparkling stream of eloquence and experimental Illustration. We defy a chemist who loves his science, no
A Course in six lectures on the chemical history of a candle by Michael Faraday ( Book )
42 editions published between 1861 and 2001 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Experimental researches in chemistry and physics by Michael Faraday ( Book )
35 editions published between 1859 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A classic book by world-renowned scientist Michael Faraday
On the various forces of nature by Michael Faraday ( Book )
29 editions published between 1873 and 2003 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six lectures delivered by the author to a juvenile audience during the Christmas holidays of 1859-1860
The correlation and conservation of forces a series of expositions by Edward Livingston Youmans ( Book )
28 editions published between 1865 and 1885 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A course of six lectures on the various forces of matter, and their relations to each other by Michael Faraday ( Book )
29 editions published between 1860 and 2000 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The culture demanded by modern life : a series of addresses and arguments on the claims of scientific education by Edward Livingston Youmans ( Book )
18 editions published between 1867 and 2007 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chemical manipulation: being instructions to students in chemistry on the methods of performing experiments of demonstration or research, with accuracy and success by Michael Faraday ( Book )
28 editions published between 1827 and 1968 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The liquefaction of gases by Michael Faraday ( Book )
28 editions published between 1896 and 1960 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Faraday's diary by Michael Faraday ( Book )
6 editions published between 1932 and 1936 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The forces of matter by Michael Faraday ( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chemical manipulation by Michael Faraday ( Book )
16 editions published between 1827 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Faraday's Experimental researches in electricity : guide to a first reading by Michael Faraday ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selections from Michael Faraday's Experimental researches in electricity, edited, with an introduction to each section, notes and a bibliography by Howard J. Fisher. Faraday's work was originally published between 1821 and 1855
Experimental-untersuchungen über elektricität by Michael Faraday ( Book )
60 editions published between 1896 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The subject matter of a course of six lectures on the non-metallic elements by Michael Faraday ( Book )
10 editions published between 1853 and 1968 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michael Faraday's 'Chemical notes, hints, suggestions, and objects of pursuit' of 1822 by Michael Faraday ( Book )
10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The notebook that we are publishing here is a remarkable document. Kept by one of the major scientists of the nineteenth century, at a time when he had made his first important discoveries and was preparing for those major findings that would propel him into the very first ranks, it is a window into the thoughts of a scientific genius and, at the same time, a revealing portrait of the culture and community of a new century in the history of science. In 1822, when the notebook was in use, Michael Faraday (1791-1867) was employed to assist Sir Humphry Davy and W. T. Brande in the Laboratories of the Royal Institution in London's Albemarle Street. He was also the assistant 'superintendent' or manager of the 'House'. His comment suggests that he found this notebook more useful than his previous notebooks had been. Indeed, as even the casual reader will soon discover, it is a remarkable notebook. At first sight it could seem a modest effort, almost a list of topics with the occasional suggested experiment thrown in. One cannot always judge importance by size, however, and it is our belief that the 1822 notebook, modest though it seems, contains insights for us that are not to be had from the later diaries. Faraday must have thought so too, as his title page comment indicates. Was he simply restating an old cliche, that notebooks were useful to all scientists? We think not, because his comment refers to 'such a collection.' He has singled out something about this one that makes it particularly useful and that he recommends to others. This demands that we pay close attention to exactly what sort of notebook this is. It is not a diary; the organization is topical not chronological. It is more like an 'idea-book,' a place to keep suggestions and puzzles for later work, rather than a record of things done. It is the last existing notebook Faraday designed to have a prearranged topical outline; later, as we show below, he switched to a more diary-like format, eventually incorporating an interesting 'addressing' scheme rather than outline formats. In the present case, however, the existence of the outline format suggests that he used the book in a back-and-forth, more or less parallel fashion rather than as a serial record. It is a delineation of parallel enterprises, not sequential ones. This attempt to articulate parallel research programmes probably reflects Faraday's new confidence as an independent researcher, resulting from his discovery, in September 1821, that an electric current can be made to rotate continuously about a magnet. This one contains only plans for his own work and occasional annotations indicating when a project has been attempted or completed. We have tried to make Faraday's insights and his plans accessible by transcribing the entire notebook, together with enough supporting critical apparatus, including a glossary, to enable a modern reader to appreciate the qualities of imagination and the historical context of one of the greatest scientists of the nineteenth century. Our introduction provides a brief biographical sketch and a detailed description of the notebook itself. We go on to suggest some interpretations of the content of the notebook and to sketch its importance in the larger scheme of Faraday's almost life-long habit of keeping extensive notes. Finally, we indicate the principles followed in transcribing the notebook, and preparing it for publication. The main body of this book is, of course, the reproduction and transcription, found on pages 2 to 109. At the end, we have provided the glossary (built along rather unusual lines) and an index, to facilitate the reader's own understanding and interpretive activity
 
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Alternative Names
Fa-la-ti, 1791-1867
Faraday, ... 1791-1867
Faraday, M.
Faraday, M., 1791-1867
Faraday, M. (Michael), 1791-1867
Faraday, Michaël
Faraday, Michael, 1791-1867
Faraday, Michał.
Faraday, Michel
Faradeĭ, Maĭkl, 1791-1867
Faradeĭ, Maĭkŭl, 1791-1867
Faradeĭ, Mikhail, 1791-1867
Faradej, M.
Faradej, Michail 1791-1867
Faradej, Mihail.
Faradejs, M. (Maikls), 1791-1867
Feredejs, Maikels, 1791-1867
Фарадей, Майкл, 1791-1867
פאראדײ, מ.
فارادي، مايكل، 1791-1867
ميخائيل فاراداي، 1791-1867
ファラデー, M
ファラデー, マイケル
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