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Faraday as a Discoverer

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  13 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Fourth edition, leatherbound, marbled ends.
Hardcover, 199 pages
Published 1884 by Longmans, Green & Co. (first published 1868)
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Dawn Wood
Reading about the lives of great people is always interesting, Faraday is no exception. I didn't really like the narration style in places however Faraday's attitude and personality came across well.
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This is an old book. It was first published about the time Thomas Edison filed for his first patent. Therefore it asks the question "what good is electricity?" in all seriousness. A rather dry writing style but gives a good glimpse of all the contributions Faraday made to chemistry and electronics by his dedication as a experimenter and observer.
This is a biography of Faraday, the famous British chemist, written by one of his collaborators in the 1880s. It is reasonably readable considering that this was written in the 19th century.
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“His [Faraday's] third great discovery is the Magnetization of Light, which I should liken to the Weisshorn among mountains-high, beautiful, and alone.” 2 likes
“Taking him for all and all, I think it will be conceded that Michael Faraday was the greatest experimental philosopher the world has ever seen.” 1 likes
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