Happy Sesquicentennial: The Chemical History of a Candle


9 Responses to “Happy Sesquicentennial: The Chemical History of a Candle”

  1. guszkowska says:

    his greatness dims in comparison to to daniel faraday.

  2. Camp Freddie says:

    This is great. And to think they replaced Faraday on the £20 GBP note with Edward Elgar.

  3. cellocgw says:

    In fact you can get a pdf or epub of the entire original edition (scanned) from google book search.

  4. Anonymous says:

    It’s digitized through HathiTrust and available for free


  5. Neill S Mitchell Esq. says:

    And so Mr.F’s idea of lectures for children continue, I look forward to them each year.


  6. Kurt says:

    Have you tried Google Books? You can even download a PDF.

  7. efergus3 says:

    And Mr. Pepples (he didn’t like doctor) at CBHS promised us that at the end of his physics course, we would understand what ‘light’ was. Heady stuff.

  8. Shazbot says:

    Reading the text is like reading a Charles Dickens remix of Bill Nye.

  9. Simeon says:

    I pass a statue of Faraday almost every day and always give him a tip of the hat.

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