Faraday Michael

Published by London Richard and John Edward Taylor 1839, 1839
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Very rare first collected edition of the original fourteen series of researches reprinted from the Philosophical Transactions of 1831-1838. With 8 folding plates of the series of 13 engraved illustrations depicting some of Faraday’s experiments, additional illustrations throughout the text. 4to, in later antique full chocolate calf, the boards gilt decorated, the spine with gilt ruling and a black morocco label gilt lettered. viii, 574 pp. A very pleasing copy of this rare publication, the title-page with a bit of time-wear along the fore-edge, quite clean with just minor evidence of age-toning or use, the binding solid and attractive. The discoverer of electo-magnetism, Faraday is recognized as perhaps the greatest experimental scientist of all time. This rare first collected edition of his original fourteen series of experiments includes a preface original for this publication by the author, bibliographic references and a cumulative index. Using a clue from earlier theories, Faraday discovered that a current-carrying wire would rotate around a magnetic pole or a pole around a current-carrying wire. This discovery would be the principle behind the electric motor. Pursuing this theory further, he discovered that when a wire moved around a magnetic pole a current was produced. This would become the principle behind the dynamo and the transformer, leading into a new era of experiments with electricity. Pursuing his fascination with electro-magnetism, Faraday identified all forms of electricity, whether produced by nature or by man-made machine. His theories on magnetic force would become the basis for the later theories of Clerk Maxwell and Albert Einstein. While experimenting with electrolysis, Faraday was the first to discover that gases are vaporized liquids with low boiling points and created many of the terms and processes that are the basis for modern science-electrode, electrolyze, cathode, anode and ion. Faraday contribution to science cannot be overstated. His discoveries in electricity and how create and harness it have become the building blocks of our modern life. He made possible electric power, electric lights, telephones and now the computers and telecommunications wonders of our own time. Bookseller Inventory # 27214

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Publisher: London Richard and John Edward Taylor 1839

Publication Date: 1839

Binding: Hardcover

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