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Michael Faraday: Physics and Faith

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Michael Faraday (1791-1867), the son of a blacksmith, described his education as "little more than the rudiments of reading, writing, and arithmetic at a common day-school." Yet from such basics, he became one of the most prolific and wide-ranging experimental scientists who ever lived. As a bookbinder's apprentice with a voracious appetite for learning, he read every book ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 4th 2000)
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Patrick Connor
This was a short biography of Faraday's life and accomplishments. I enjoyed most of it. It did get a little over my head once it started waxing poetic about the technical side of some of his experiments. But beside that, I am amazed at the conviction this man had both to his chosen subject of study and his faith. Truly an inspiration.
This is high school level reading material about an important person in the history of science. The biography also details his internal religious conflicts and how Faraday was a rebel of established religion while remaining personally religious. He was courageous by refusing worldly honors to retain his integrity.
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