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Fatal attraction : magnetic mysteries of the enlightenment

Author: Patricia Fara
Publisher: Thriplow, Cambridge : Icon, 2005.
Series: Revolutions in science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A deftly written story of nature's most mystreious force, magnetism, and the spell it cast over three champions of enlightenment. Tales abounded of magnets' ability to attract reluctant lovers, but  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Edmond Halley; Gowin Knight; Franz Anton Mesmer; Edmond Halley; Gowin Knight; Franz Anton Mesmer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Fara
ISBN: 1840466324 9781840466324
OCLC Number: 57381711
Description: ix, 206 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Mysterious magnets --
pt. 1. Halley's holistic hypotheses. Scientific starters --
Magnetic visions --
Inside the earth --
Mapping magnetism --
pt. 2. Knight's navigational novelties. Who was Gowin Knight? --
Marketing magnets --
Commercialising compasses --
Enigmatic theories --
pt. 3. Mesmer's magnetic medicine. The rise and rise of Franz Anton Mesmer --
Animal magnetism exposed --
Mesmeric movements --
Faraday's fields.
Series Title: Revolutions in science.
Responsibility: Patricia Fara.

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