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James, Frank A. J. L. 1955-

Overview
Works: 92 works in 325 publications in 2 languages and 8,628 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Popular works  Records and correspondence  Catalogs  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: QC16.F2, 530.092
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Most widely held works by Frank A. J. L James
Renaissance and revolution : humanists, scholars, craftsmen, and natural philosophers in early modern Europe by Renaissance and Revolution( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 563 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 )

20 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Faraday : a very short introduction by Frank A. J. L James( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 324 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 chemical history of a candle by Michael Faraday( Book )

15 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Faraday's celebrated series of lectures, The Chemical History of a Candle, turned into one of the most successful science books ever published and was a classic work of Victorian popular science. They also reflect how Faraday, the bookbinder's apprentice turned scientist, was a remarkable communicator of science
Michael Faraday by G. N Cantor( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 307 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 correspondence of Michael Faraday by Michael Faraday( Book )

in English and held by 217 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
Peter Martyr Vermigli and the European reformations : semper reformanda by Frank A. J. L James( Book )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Martyr Vermigli (1499-1562) was one of the early members of the abortive Italian reform movement as well as one of the formative shapers of Reformed Protestantism. Through its focus on Vermigli, these essays illuminate new dimensions to the various Reformations in sixteenth-century Europe, both Catholic and Protestant. Vermigli's work is considered under three rubrics: his relationship to other Reformers, an analysis of his more provocative theological ideas and his contributions to church reform. Particularly notable is the breadth of his interests, which ranged from his view of women, prophecy and papal power, to the early church fathers and his revision of ecclesiastical laws in the Church of England. Each of these depicts a vital aspect of Vermigli's contribution to the European Reformations
The Development of the laboratory : essays on the place of experiment in industrial civilization( Book )

14 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 195 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 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faraday by G. N Cantor( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas at the royal institution : an anthology of lectures by M Faraday, J Tyndall et al. ; edited by Frank A J L James( Book )

19 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 87 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
Science in art : works in the National Gallery that illustrate the history of science and technology by National Gallery (Great Britain)( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of Michael Faraday by Michael Faraday( Book )

15 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of Michael Faraday by Michael Faraday( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of Michael Faraday by Michael Faraday( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of Michael Faraday by Michael Faraday( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of technology( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of Michael Faraday by Michael Faraday( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Chemical History of a Candle : With an Introduction by Frank A.J.L. James by Michael Faraday( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Faraday's celebrated series of lectures, The Chemical History of a Candle, turned into one of the most successful science books ever published and was a classic work of Victorian popular science. They also reflect how Faraday, the bookbinder's apprentice turned scientist, was a remarkable communicator of science. First published in 1861 they have remained continuously in print ever since. Covering a wide range of basic scientific knowledge, much of which still has relevance today, The Chemical History of a Candle draws out the science behind the candle flame; a familiar yet complex examp
 
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Michael Faraday : a very short introduction
Alternative Names
James, F. A.

James, Frank A.

James, Frank A. 1955-

James, Frank A. II

James, Frank A. J. L.

Languages
English (196)

Spanish (2)

Covers
Michael Faraday : a very short introductionMichael FaradayThe correspondence of Michael FaradayPeter Martyr Vermigli and the European reformations : semper reformandaThe Development of the laboratory : essays on the place of experiment in industrial civilizationThe common purposes of life : science and society at the Royal Institution of Great BritainChristmas at the royal institution : an anthology of lectures by M Faraday, J Tyndall et al. ; edited by Frank A J L JamesThe correspondence of Michael Faraday