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A life of discovery : Michael Faraday, giant of the scientific revolution

Author: James Hamilton
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Presents the life of Michael Faraday, the discoverer of the fundamental laws of electricity, recounting his rise from a humble background to his eventual position as one of the leading scientists of his time.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Michael Faraday; Michael Faraday; Michael Faraday; Michael Faraday
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Hamilton
ISBN: 1400060168 9781400060160
OCLC Number: 56068741
Notes: Originally published: Faraday. London : HarperCollins, 2002.
Description: xxii, 465 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 'The progress of genius' --
Humphry Davy --
A small explosion in Tunbridge Wells --
'The glorious opportunity' --
Substance X --
A point of light --
Mr Dance's kindness claims my gratitude --
We have subdued this monster --
The chief of all the band --
A man of nature's own forming --
There they go! There they go! --
Use the right word, my Dear --
fellow of the Royal Society --
We light up the house --
Steadiness and placidity --
Facts are such stubborn things --
Crispations --
And that one word were lightning ... --
Connexions --
The parable of the rainbow --
Michael Faraday and the bride of science --
Still, it may be true ... --
A metallic clatter which effaced the soft wave-wanderings --
I be utterly unworthy ... --
The more I look the less I know --
The body of knowledge is, after all, but one ...
Other Titles: Faraday
Responsibility: James Hamilton.
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Presents the life of Michael Faraday, the discoverer of the fundamental laws of electricity, recounting his rise from a humble background to his eventual position as one of the leading scientists of his time.

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