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James, Frank A. J. L. 1955-

Overview
Works: 53 works in 172 publications in 1 language and 5,106 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  History  Popular works  Conference proceedings  Catalogs  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: QC16.F2, 530.092
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Most widely held works by Frank A. J. L James
Christmas at the Royal Institution an anthology of lectures ( )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since the mid-1820s, a series of lectures has been delivered each year over the Christmas period in the world-famous Faraday Lecture Theatre at The Royal Institution of Great Britain by prominent scientists, addressed specifically to an audience of children. Initially made accessible in book form, the lectures have been nationally televised throughout the UK and distributed worldwide since the 1960s, making them accessible to an even larger audience. The importance of these lectures in promoting science to a broad audience is perhaps best gauged by the fact that an image of one of Faraday's lectures appeared on the Bank of England GBP20 note in the 1990s. This anthology brings together, for the first time, a carefully chosen selection of 11 lectures from the 1860s to the 1990s. The selection includes lectures by Michael Faraday, arguably the most important and influential 19th-century physicist, and Lawrence Bragg, the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Prize. Through this work, readers will come to grips with the changing nature of popular science lectures over the past 140 years
The correspondence of Michael Faraday by Michael Faraday ( )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The correspondence of Michael Faraday by Michael Faraday ( )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Renaissance and revolution : humanists, scholars, craftsmen, and natural philosophers in early modern Europe ( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Renaissance and Revolution is a collection of fifteen essays on some of the problems presently seen to be associated with the Scientific Revolution of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The topics treated include the dissemination of Greek science, medical empiricism, natural history, the relations of scholars and craftsmen from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries, the so-called 'mechanical philosophy' in France and England, the work of Isaac Newton, and the difficulties encountered by Newtonianism in Italy in the early eighteenth century. Figures discussed include Leonardo Fioravanti, Jan Swammerdam, Piero della Francesca, Johannes Hevelius, Jonas Moore, Robert Boyle, Isaac Newton, Christiaan Huygens, Francesco Algarotti and Luigi Ferdinando Marsigli. There is an introduction by the editors and an afterword by A. Rupert Hall. The authorship is international, including scholars with established reputations as historians of science
Faraday rediscovered : essays on the life and work of Michael Faraday, 1791-1867 by David Gooding ( Book )
16 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michael Faraday by G. N Cantor ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This biographical study describes Faraday's life and work, and looks at how his everyday scientific practice was informed by his abilities as an experimentalist, his religious beliefs, and the rapidly changing world of 19th-century Europe. It also illustra
The chemical history of a candle by Michael Faraday ( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Timed to mark the 150th anniversary of the first publication, Frank James presents a new edition of the lectures, which, for the first time, includes a facsimile of Faraday's original handwritten lecture notes, never before published. Including an introduction from Frank James this new edition provides the historical context and background to his lectures, and to Faraday himself."--Pub. desc
Michael Faraday : a very short introduction by Frank A. J. L James ( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frank A.J.L James looks at Faraday's life and works, examining the institutional context in which he lived and worked, his scientific research, and his continuing legacy in science today
The correspondence of Michael Faraday by Michael Faraday ( Book )
17 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Correspondence of Michael Faraday Michael Faraday (1791-1867) was one of the most important men of science in nineteenth century Britain. His discoveries of electro-magnetic rotations (1821) and electro-magnetic induction (1831) laid the foundations of the modern electrical industry. His discovery of the magneto-optical effect and diamagnetism (1845) led him to formulate the field theory of electro-magnetism, which forms one of the cornerstones of modern physics. These and a whole host of other fundamental discoveries in physics and chemistry, together with his lecturing at the Royal Institution, his work for the state (including Trinity House), his religious beliefs and his lack of mathematical ability, make Faraday one of the most fascinating scientific figures ever. All these aspects of his life and work and others, such as his health, are reflected in his letters which, in this final volume, cover Faraday's life to his death in August 1867. Also published here are letters that could not be dated and letters that should have been included in volumes one to five but which had not been located when those volumes were published. In total just over 80% of the letters in this volume are previously unpublished. The dominant topic of the 1860s (covered in nearly 40% of the letters) is Faraday's involvement with the lighthouse service relating in particular to his advice to Trinity House and the Board of Trade on matters such as electric light and the controversial issue of fog signals. Also detailed is the complex process by which his various posts were transferred to John Tyndall. Similar issues existed with Faraday's gradual withdrawal from his duties at the Royal Institution, including the misguided attempt to make him President. And, of course, running through many of the letters are comments on his declining health and impending death. Major correspondents include the Astronomer Royal G.B. Airy, the Secretary of Trinity House P.H. Berthon, the Birmingham glassmaker J.T. Chance, the Assistant Secretary of the Board of Trade T.H. Farrer, the German mathematician Julius Plü cker, the Cambridge trained mathematical natural philosophers James Clerk Maxwell and William Thomson, Faraday's colleagues at the Royal Institution Henry Bence Jones, John Tyndall and Benjamin Vincent, the Swiss chemist Christian Schoenbein and the astronomer James South
The Development of the laboratory : essays on the place of experiment in industrial civilization ( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The common purposes of life : science and society at the Royal Institution of Great Britain ( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science in art : works in the National Gallery that illustrate the history of science and technology by National Gallery (Great Britain) ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Faraday by G. N Cantor ( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The correspondence of Michael Faraday by Michael Faraday ( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chemistry and theology in mid-Victorian London the diary of Herbert McLeod, 1860-1870 by Herbert McLeod ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The correspondence of Michael Faraday / 1832 - December 1840, letters 525-1333 by Michael Faraday ( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The correspondence of Michael Faraday / 1841 - December 1848, letters 1334-2145 by Michael Faraday ( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The correspondence of Michael Faraday by Michael Faraday ( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The correspondence of Michael Faraday by Michael Faraday ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
James, F. A.
James, Frank A.
James, Frank A. 1955-
James, Frank A. II
James, Frank A. J. L.
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English (128)
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