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The Chemical History of a Candle

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Michael Faraday's celebrated series of lectures, The Chemical History of a Candle, became one of the most successful science books ever published and was a classic work of Victorian popular science. They highlight how Faraday--the bookbinder's apprentice turned scientist--was a remarkable communicator of science. First published in 1861, these engaging lectures have remained in print ever since. Covering a wide range of basic scientific knowledge, The Chemical History of a Candle draws out the science behind the candle flame--a familiar yet complex example of combustion, and a source of fascination as much today as it was then. Timed to mark the 150th anniversary of the first publication, Frank James presents a new edition of the lectures, which, for the first time, includes a facsimile of Faraday's original handwritten lecture notes, never before published. Including an introduction from Frank James, one of the world's leading Faraday scholars, this new edition provides fascinating historical background to these lectures, and to Faraday himself.

About the Author

Frank A. J. L. James is Professor of the History of Science at the Royal Institution. He is editor of the Correspondence of Michael Faraday, of which five volumes (out of six) have been published.

Table of Contents

Foreword, David Phillips, Professor Emeritus, Imperial College London and President, Royal Society of Chemistry

Acknowledgements

Introduction, Frank A.J.L James

Note on the Published Text

The Text

Note on the Facsimile

The Facsimile

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199694914
Author:
Faraday, Michael
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Frank A.J.L
Author:
Phillips, David
Author:
null, David
Author:
James, Frank A. J. L.
Author:
null, Michael
Subject:
History
Subject:
History, Other | History of Science
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
5.7 x 8.6 x 0.7 in 0.906 lb

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Humanities » Philosophy » General
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Science and Mathematics » History of Science » General

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