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Great Books of the Western World is a series of books originally published in the USA in 1952, by Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., to present the Great Books in a 54-volume set. A 2nd edition of the series comprises 60 volumes.
Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, Elements of Chemistry
Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier, Analytical Theory of Heat
Michael Faraday Experimental, Researches in Elec
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Hardcover, 910 pages
Published 1952 by William Benton/Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. (Chicago et al.)

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I'm not sure why I read this. Read about half of it, although towards the end I got lazy. Whats interesting is that these three books are included as "great books" but they are in fact dated. If anyone were to read this, it wouldn't be for the content in it. We have here, Fourier's "Analytic Theory of Heat", Lavoisier's "Elements of Chemistry" and Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity" all of which are founding books of modern science but definitely dated by contemporary standards.

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Michael Faraday, FRS (22 September 1791 – 25 August 1867) was an English scientist who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. His main discoveries include those of electromagnetic induction, diamagnetism and electrolysis.

Although Faraday received little formal education, he was one of the most influential scientists in history. It was by his research on the magnetic fi
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