Faraday as a Discoverer

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Read Books, Mar 1, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 172 pages
Faraday As A Discoverer is a fascinating glimpse into the contributions Faraday made in the fields of chemistry and electronics through his dedication as an observer and experimenter. Published about the same time Thomas Edison filed for his first patent, this book asks the question of "what good is electricity?" and offers an interesting insight into contemporary views on the subject. This book should appeal to anyone interested in the history of electricity or the character of influential Faraday a worthy addition to any bookshelf. John Tyndall was an important 19th century physicist who rose to success in the 1850s after his study of diamagnetism. Originally published in 1868, this rare text is republished here with a new introductory biography of the author."

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About the author (2011)

John Tyndall resides in London, Ontario. His publications include Thirteen Poems: From the Bruce Peninsula (1974), Howlcat Fugues. This book was also chosen by the Library Journal as one of the ten best small-press poetry books of 1976. His first book published by Black Moss was titled Free Rein (2001). His poems have also appeared on thespoken-word CD entitled Souwesto Words: 25 Poets In Southwestern Ontario, Canada (1999) and in the anthologies That Sign of Perfection, Losers First, I Want to Be the Poet of Your Kneecaps, Henry's Creature, and Following the Plough.. Tyndall's poetry has been praised in the University of Toronto Quarterly for its "strange iridescent language," and by the Library Journal for its "surrealistic melding of poetry and art.

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