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The Philosopher's Tree Michael Faraday's Life and Work in His Own Words

By: Peter Day
211 pages, Illus
The Philosopher's Tree
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Brings together for the first time a comprehensive selection of Faraday's writings, taken from all aspects of his life, intimate and public. They show the relationships between his many activities, especially with the Royal Institution, for whose bicentenary this collection is published.


Introduction. A note about sources. A note about punctuation. The beginning - in a nutshell. Early years: friends, family and marriage. Touring the continent: 1813-1815. Way of life and work. Colleagues and friends. Words for things. Science at thebench. Leaves from a laboratory notebook. Science in the lecture theatre. Science for young people. Honour and recognition. Public affairs: consultant and advocate. Final days. Bibliography. Index.

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By: Peter Day
211 pages, Illus
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