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James, Frank A. J. L. 1955-

Overview
Works: 94 works in 339 publications in 2 languages and 8,833 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Popular works  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Catalogs  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
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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 )

18 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance and Revolution is a collection of fifteen essays which open up new perspectives 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 in various walks of life from the fifteenth to the sixteenth centuries, the so-called 'mechanical philosophy' in France and England, the work of Isaac Newton, and the difficulties encountered by proponents of 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
Faraday rediscovered : essays on the life and work of Michael Faraday, 1791-1867 by David Gooding( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 323 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 316 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 302 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 219 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 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays on Peter Martyr Vermigli (1499-1562) not only demonstrate his shaping influence on Reformed Protestantism, but also illuminate some of his more important and provocative contributions to the various Reformations in sixteenth-century Europe, both Catholic and Protestant
The Development of the laboratory : essays on the place of experiment in industrial civilization by Frank A. J. L James( Book )

15 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The common purposes of life : science and society at the Royal Institution of Great Britain by Frank A. J. L James( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For more than two hundred years the Royal Institution has been at the centre of scientific research and has also provided a cultural location for science in Britain. Within its walls some of the major scientific figures of the last two centuries - such as Humphry Davy, Michael Faraday, John Tyndall, James Dewar, Lord Rayleigh, William Henry Bragg, Henry Dale, Eric Rideal, William Lawrence Bragg and George Porter - carried out much of their research. Their discoveries include sodium, the miners' lamp, the electric dynamo, transformer and generator, the 'thermos' flask, x-ray crystallography and much else besides, all of which brought about major changes in the way we live. The success of the Royal Institution in research and in locating science within general culture led it being used as a model for other institutions, most notably by the founders of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. Much has been written about the scientific work in the Royal Institution, but comparatively little attention has been devoted to the cultural settings which allowed the Royal Institution to become such a major site for the creation of scientific knowledge. This book seeks to rectify this gap by examining various aspects of its history through both thematic and chronological chapters."--Provided by publisher
Christmas at the royal institution : an anthology of lectures by M Faraday, J Tyndall et al. ; edited by Frank A J L James( Book )

20 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface / Susan Greenfield -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction / Frank A. J. L. James -- Biographical notes on lecturers -- The correlation of the physical forces / Michael Faraday -- Carbon or charcoa, Coal gas, Respiration and its analogy to the burning of a candle, Conclusion / Michael Faraday -- The forms of water in clouds and rivers, ice and glaciers / John Tyndall -- Lessons in electricity / John Tyndall -- Stars / Robert Stawell Ball -- Ro$1
Faraday by G. N Cantor( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 87 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 )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 85 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 )

12 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 38 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 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of technology( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of Michael Faraday by Michael Faraday( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 12 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 (204)

Spanish (2)

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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