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ISBN:
0094771006
Author:
Mary Gribbin,John Gribbin
Category:
Professionals & Academics
Language:
English
Publisher:
Constable and Robinson (June 1, 1997)
Pages:
80 pages
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1279 kb
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1753 kb
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4.2
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Faraday in 90 Minutes (Scientists in 90 Minutes Series). John Gribbin, Mary Gribbin.

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Faraday in 90 Minutes book. In this easy-to-read series, eminent science writers John and Mary Gribbin look at the lives and work of eight major scientists

Faraday in 90 Minutes book. In this easy-to-read series, eminent science writers John and. In this easy-to-read series, eminent science writers John and Mary Gribbin look at the lives and work of eight major scientists. The iconic Albert Einstein emerges as a dashing ladies' man and the greatest scientist of his time; but why did Charles Darwin wait for In this easy-to-read series, eminent science writers John and Mary Gribbin look at the lives and work of eight major scientists.

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Series: Scientists in 90 Minutes Series.

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In this easy-to-read series, eminent science writers John and Mary Gribbin look at the lives and work of eight major scientists

In this easy-to-read series, eminent science writers John and Mary Gribbin look at the lives and work of eight major scientists. The iconic Albert Einstein emerges as a dashing ladies' man and the greatest scientist of his time; but why did Charles Darwin wait for decades before going public with his ideas on evolution? How was Marie Curie's great work shaped by her childhood experiences of oppression under the Czars?

In this easy-to-read series, eminent science writers John and Mary Gribbin look at the lives and work of eight major scientists.

In this easy-to-read series, eminent science writers John and Mary Gribbin look at the lives and work of eight major scientists. The iconic Albert Einstein emerges as a dashing ladies' man and the greatest scientist of his time; but why did Charles Darwin wait for decades before going public with his ideas on evolution?

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In this easy-to-read series, eminent science writers John and Mary Gribbin look at the lives and work of eight major scientists. Each book is accessible enough to be read for fun but informative enough to appeal to students of science. The iconic Albert Einstein emerges as a dashing ladies' man and the greatest scientist of his time; but why did Charles Darwin wait for decades before going public with his ideas on evolution? How was Marie Curie's great work shaped by her childhood experiences of oppression under the Czars? And what was Edmond Halley, of comet fame, doing as Captain of a King's Ship and later spy for the Crown? An introduction and afterword places each scientist's work in the context of the development of their subject.
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Review of Faraday in 90 minutes by John and Mary Gribbin published by Constable of London in 1997.

Reviewer: W. P. Palmer

This very short book is part of a series written by John and Mary Gribbin and published by Constable. The books are written to a standard pattern with sixty pages with a further fifteen pages listing the main events in the history of science. There are no indices and no illustrations apart from the front covers of this paperback series. Scientists chosen in this series include Darwin, Halley, Einstein, Curie, Galileo, Mendel, Newton and the present book under review, Michael Faraday.

The book is well written, accurate and well-researched. Even those with a comparatively good knowledge of Michael Faraday's life history are likely to find new knowledge of his life from reading this book.

In this short book the writers highlight Michael Faraday's brilliance, particularly in relation to his concept of lines of force, his integrity in every aspect of life and his desire to be a servant of the public. A wonderful role model for any scientist!

BILL PALMER
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This thin, 80-page, paperback is part of series covering the lives of famous scientists. It is probably intended as an extra reading option for students. The text includes a 15 page timeline of the history of science.

Michael Faraday (1791-1867) is best known for his pioneering work on the relationship between electricity and magnetism. He is credited with the invention of electric generators and motors. He also studied the effects of electricity on various chemical solutions discovering electrolysis, electroplating and assisted Sir Humphry Davy in the discovery of several elements like chlorine, sodium and calcium. He was born the son of a blacksmith, and apprenticed as a bookbinder. He attended lectures on science and read books brought in for binding. In time he secured a position as assistant to Davy at the Royal Institution in London, where he was well known for his public lectures and science demonstrations. He became England's best known scientist in his era. He died in 1867, after a period of declining health.

Training of scientists even now can be considered an apprenticeship. Although Faraday's best known research was in physics, he trained under Davy, a chemist. In addition, the Royal Institution had been established by Count Rumford, whose wife was widow of Antoine Lavoisier. Lavoisier was a famous chemist, beheaded in the French Revolution. The connection is that prior to Faraday's discovery of the electric generator, electricity was produced by crude batteries.

The Gribbins do a great job creating an informative, highly readable story, which is considerably more detailed than would be found in an encyclopedia. Still, the reader hungers for more details of Faraday's professional career, his interactions with other scientists, and the travails he went through before making key discoveries. An additional hundred pages on those details would have been of interest. No index. No references.