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Michael Faraday

Author: G N Cantor; David Gooding; Frank A J L James
Publisher: Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Humanities Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a short biographical study of Michael Faraday, one of the most important scientists of the nineteenth century. Without his invention of the electric motor, transformer, and dynamo, life as we live it would not be possible. Yet Faraday's ideas, particularly his bold, encompassing vision of natural powers as fields of force - challenged the traditional Newtonian views and paved the way for the work of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cantor, G.N., 1943-
Michael Faraday.
Atlantic Highlands, NJ : Humanities Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)625208631
Named Person: Michael Faraday; Michael Faraday; Michael Faraday
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G N Cantor; David Gooding; Frank A J L James
ISBN: 0391039814 9780391039810 0391039822 9780391039827
OCLC Number: 34471192
Notes: Revised edition of: Faraday. 1991.
Description: xiii, 111 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Geoffrey Cantor, David Gooding, and Frank A.J.L. James.

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"This is a short biographical study of Michael Faraday, one of the most important scientists of the nineteenth century. Without his invention of the electric motor, transformer, and dynamo, life as we live it would not be possible. Yet Faraday's ideas, particularly his bold, encompassing vision of natural powers as fields of force - challenged the traditional Newtonian views and paved the way for the work of Einstein and Maxwell."--BOOK JACKET. "This book describes, in nontechnical language, how this major scientist lived and worked and how his everyday scientific practice was informed by his abilities as an experimentalist, his religious beliefs, and the rapidly changing world of nineteenth century Europe. The authors show how Faraday himself contributed to that change by promoting science to the public, making important discoveries in almost every major area of chemistry and physics, so shaping the conceptions of science that we have all inherited. Students will find this overview of the life and work of one of the giants of scientific discovery immensely valuable."--BOOK JACKET.

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