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Michael Faraday

La storia romantica di un genio
  • Thomas John Meurig,

Michael Faraday, a self-taught errand boy of humble origins with no particular knowledge of mathematics, became one of the greatest Englishmen of all times. With simple determination and extraordinary insight he was able to make the scientific discoveries on which most of the technology of the twentieth century is based. His life and works have profoundly influenced contemporary thought, inspiring and complementing the work of other great minds, such as Clerk Maxwell and Albert Einstein. John Meurig Thomas is continuing a tradition of popularisation of science that has a shining example in Michael Faraday; Sir Thomas has the merit of illustrating the history and scientific work of this philosopher of nature with a simple and at the same time accurate style, which is accessible to all. Faraday’s fascinating and detailed story is enriched with a series of drawings, photographs and letters, mostly unpublished documents.

  • Keywords:
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  • Scienza,
  • Tecnologia,
  • Michael Faraday,
  • Secolo XX,
  • Inghilterra,
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Thomas John Meurig

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

John Meurig Thomas (Sir), a renowned scientist of chemistry of the materials, was Director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain and of the Davy Faraday Research Laboratory. He was Director of the Department of Physical Chemistry at the University of Cambridge and has been teaching for 20 years at the University of Wales. Member of the Royal Society since 1977, he held the Chair of Chemistry created for Michael Faraday.
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Book Title

Michael Faraday

Book Subtitle

La storia romantica di un genio

Authors

Thomas John Meurig

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2006

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© 2006 Author(s)

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CC BY-ND 2.5 IT

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-6453-152-6

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Studi e saggi

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2704-6478

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2704-5919

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