A self-educated man who knew no mathematics, Michael Faraday rose from errand boy to become one of Britain's greatest scientists. Faraday made the discoveries upon which most of twentieth-century technology is based and readers of this book will enjoy finding out in how many ways we are indebted to him. The story of his life speaks to us across the
Setting the scene. Rumford, Davy and the Royal Institution. From errand boy to the grand tour. Faraday's scientific contributions. Faraday's writings. Faraday the man. Faraday's influence upon the Royal Institution. The popularization of science. Appendices.