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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.
John Tyndall FRS (2 August 1820 – 4 December 1893) was a prominent 19th century physicist. His initial scientific fame arose in the 1850s from his study of diamagnetism. Later he made discoveries in the realms of infrared radiation and the physical properties of air. Tyndall also published more than a dozen science books which brought state-of-the-art 19th century experimental physics to a wide au ...moreMore about John Tyndall...
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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.”
“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.”More quotes…