The Chemical History of a Candle: With an Introduction by Frank A.J.L. James Hardcover – 29 Sep 2011
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About the Author
Frank A.J.L. James is Professor of the History of Science at the Royal Institution and regarded as one of the leading Faraday scholars in the world. He studied history of science at Imperial College where he received his PhD on the development of spectroscopy in the nineteenth century. His main research is editing the Correspondence of Michael Faraday, of which five volumes (out of six) have so far been published.
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In general a very good scientific book of the 1860's but with very small copy printing of the original papers that makes very difficult to read it without a magnifying glass .
The Chemical History of a Candle: With an Introduction by Frank A.J.L. James
The original material is excellent; not to be missed. The candle is the basis of a systematic discussion of the wide range of Chemistry and Physics topics that are involved. Numerous experiments are clearly described in the discussion of the many processes. The illustrations are a very valuable feature of the work.