A Life of Discovery

A Life of Discovery

Michael Faraday, Giant of the Scientific Revolution

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
An authoritative biography of Michael Faraday, the discoverer of the fundamental laws of electricity, is set against the backdrop of the early nineteenth-century scientific renaissance in London, detailing Faraday's rise from humble origins and youth in a rigid Christian sect to become one of the scientific leaders of his age. 12,000 first printing.

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Presents the life of Michael Faraday, the discoverer of the fundamental laws of electricity, recounting his rise from a humble background to his eventual position as one of the leading scientists of his time.

Publisher: New York : Random House, c2002
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781400060160
Branch Call Number: 530.092 HA
Characteristics: xxii, 465 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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Apr 30, 2018

This is an excellent biography covering all the facets of Faraday : science, inventions,art,poetry and religion.
He had no formal education but read voraciously when apprenticed , at age 13, to a bookbinder.
He knew no math above algebra.
What he had was curiosity and ability to invent experiments.
He also popularized science through his lectures.
Fantastic man and a wonderful biography.


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