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by Michael Faraday

eBook The Chemical History of a Candle epub
  • ISBN: 1605978841
  • Author: Michael Faraday
  • Genre: Science
  • Subcategory: Chemistry
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Book Jungle (July 28, 2008)
  • Pages: 124 pages
  • ePUB size: 1476 kb
  • FB2 size 1135 kb
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The Chemical History of a Candle was the title of a series of six lectures on the chemistry and physics of flames given by Michael Faraday at the Royal Institution in 1848.

The Chemical History of a Candle was the title of a series of six lectures on the chemistry and physics of flames given by Michael Faraday at the Royal Institution in 1848, as part of the series of Christmas lectures for young people founded by Faraday in 1825 and still given there every year. The lectures described the different zones of combustion in the candle flame and the presence of carbon particles in the luminescent zone.

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Michael Faraday was one of the most brilliant scientists in history, yet was largely self-taught. For an interesting introduction to the science of combustion, "The Chemical History of a Candle" is still the outstanding classic of the centuries, and I recommend it highly. He was a modest and upright Christian, who, while he had no children of his own, particularly enjoyed lecturing to children. Many of these lectures were done at the holidays and became known as the "Christmas Lectures. 13 people found this helpful.

The candle itself is now made to light up the dark places of nature; the blowpipe and the prism are adding to our knowledge of the . The chemical history of a candle.

The candle itself is now made to light up the dark places of nature; the blowpipe and the prism are adding to our knowledge of the earth's crust; but the torch must come first. Among the readers of this book some few may devote themselves to increasing the stores of knowledge: the Lamp of Science must burn. Lecture I. A candle: the flame-its bility-brightness.

Faraday titled the lectures "The Chemical History of a Candle," choosing .

Faraday titled the lectures "The Chemical History of a Candle," choosing the subject because, as he explained, "There is not a law under which any part of this universe is governed which does not come into play and is not touched upon. Unabridged republication of A Course of Six Lectures on the Chemical History of a Candle, originally published by Chautauqua Press, New York, . Numerous illustrations.

This book introduces modern readers to Michael Faraday’s great nineteenth-century lectures on The Chemical History of a Candle. This books contains supplemental material to help readers appreciate Faraday’s key insight that there is no more open door by which you can enter into the study of science than by considering the physical phenomena of a candle

This book introduces modern readers to Michael Faraday’s great nineteenth-century lectures on The Chemical History of a Candle

This book introduces modern readers to Michael Faraday’s great nineteenth-century lectures on The Chemical History of a Candle. This companion to the YouTube series contains supplemental material to help readers appreciate Faraday’s key insight that there is no more open door by which you can enter into the study of science than by considering the physical phenomena of a candle.

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A COURSE OF LECTURES DELIVERED BEFORE A JUVENILE AUDIENCE AT THE ROYAL INSTITUTION. BY. MICHAEL FARADAY, . A NEW IMPRESSION, WITH ILLUSTRATIONS. rom the primitive pine-torch to the paraffin candle, how wide an interval! between them how vast a contrast! The means adopted by man to illuminate his home at night, stamp at once his position in the scale of civilisation.

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Comments: (7)
Anayajurus
This is a book printed with care and great aesthetic sense. The text is easy to understand (I swear to you, it is interesting). It convinced me that Faraday was a very good teacher, not just a great inventor and chemist. And if you read between the lines, you will see that he had a beautiful soul.
This is a great gift for any student or any curious adult.
Windforge
Nailed it!
Marige
Faraday's book is indeed classic of the first order. He gives a clear understanding of how a simple candle gives way to some complex physics and chemistry as the candle burns.

This publication of it however, leaves much to be desired.
Tiny font, and missing illustrations are the two top problems.

I'm sorry I wasted my money for this cheap knock off of Faraday's classic work.
Swordsong
One is often asked how a candle burns. This classic was published in the middle of the 19th century. It is amazing to learn how much was known then and continues to be true today. It is a wonderful refresher course for those who had high school chemistry and want to follow the logic today.
Dancing Lion
The best description of a candle-flame and what it really is anyone will ever read. Faraday was a hands-on science explorer. This book proves it.
It's so easy
This is a wonderful book for all ages. Love the nature of this book and very well-written by one of the greatest scientists in the history. Highly recommended!
Zuser
The illustrations of the book do not correspond to what is indicated in the text!
Michael Faraday was one of the most brilliant scientists in history, yet was largely self-taught. He was a modest and upright Christian, who, while he had no children of his own, particularly enjoyed lecturing to children. Many of these lectures were done at the holidays and became known as the "Christmas Lectures." The Christmas Lectures are still put on by the Royal Institution, and are now televised, by the way.

This book is an introductory treatise on the combustion of candles. If this doesn't sound interesting, think again. The book is actually a collection of transcripts of lectures given, and includes Faraday's diagrams on the experiments performed onstage. These were quite spectacular for the day, and all evidence points to him being an excellent and absorbing speaker capable of motivating people towards an interest in science. These lectures are great as they illustrate many basic chemical and physical processes and the common sense approach Faraday used to reason through difficult problems. As a prime example, please review the excellent discourse on nitrogen in lecture five.

Of course, given the audience these lectures were intended for, this isn't a mathematically or stoichiometry based book (largely, anyway), but is great at capturing the essence of the chemistry and physics of combustion. Some readers will be aghast at the cavalier way he treats some things (notably mercury vapor,) but much more is known now about these hazards.

One thing I really liked about the book, though some may not, is his insightful and colorful use of language: for instance, he describes capillary attraction as "the attraction of the hairs," and perhaps most colorfully, describes lycopodium as "the lightning of the pantomimes." (I have to admit that I had to look lycopodium up: it is, in fact, "any of a large genus [Lycopodium] of erect or creeping club mosses with reduced or scalelike evergreen leaves," or, "a fine yellowish flammable powder composed of lycopodium spores and used especially in pharmacy" according to my Merriam-Webster dictionary.) This language is lyrical and evocative, and I think makes the book more enjoyable, though occasionally challenging.

For an interesting introduction to the science of combustion, "The Chemical History of a Candle" is still the outstanding classic of the centuries, and I recommend it highly.
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