Science In The Making
Scientific Development As Chronicled Historic Papers In The Philosophical Magazine, with commentaries and illustrations
This text celebrates, in four volumes, the bicentenary of the "Philosophical Magazine" and chronicles the history of scientific development as chonicled in its pages. Each volume previews a 50 year period and contains not only classical works but also papers of an amusing controversial nature. Commentaries preceding each part set the papers in the context of the time: Volume One 1798-1850 reproduces, in their orignal form, many celebrated papers of Davy, Faraday and Joule, as well as many papers on the nature of light and matter. Forewards by Nobel Laureate Professor Sir Nevill Mott and Professor John Meurig Thomas, in addition to a preface and introduction, trace the development of the "Philosophical Magazine" and provide an overview of scientific thought and achievements during the first half of the 19th century.
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The first volume in the Science in the Making series covers the period of 1798-1850. It reproduces original papers and articles of the time as originally seen in the pages of the Philosophical Magazine. The period covers many developments in the advancement of physics, including, the nature of light and matter, drawing on the work by David Brewster, Michael Faraday, George Airy and John Herschel. Coverage also includes Joule's famous experiments on the equivalence of mechanical work and heat, Faraday on electric induction and diamagnetism, Davy's work on the safety lamp for coal miners, and a correspondence between Volta and Banks.
This beautifully produced volume reproduces papers in their original form, preceeding them by informative commentaries setting the papers in the context of their time. It includes plates of historic apparatus and portraits of the celebrated scientists.