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Conversations on Natural Philosophy: In Which the Elements of That Science Are Familiarly Explained and Adapted to the Comprehension of Young Pupils Jane Haldimand Marcet

Conversations on Natural Philosophy: In Which the Elements of That Science Are Familiarly Explained and Adapted to the Comprehension of Young Pupils

Jane Haldimand Marcet

Published anonymously at first, they found broad popularity: Michael Faraday, as a young bookbinders apprentice, credited Marcet with introducing him to electrochemistry. The present work, an introduction to physics, astronomy and the properties of matter, sound and light, was Marcets first, though it remained unpublished until 1819. Her other works include Conversations on Chemistry (1805), Conversations on Political Economy (1816) and Conversations on Vegetable Physiology (1829), all of which are reissued in this series. Never professing to be original, Marcets work is noted nonetheless for its thoroughness and clear presentation of concepts. Less

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ISBN : 9781108067010
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An author of educational works intended especially for young women, Jane Haldimand Marcet (1769 1858) sought to combat the notion that technical topics were unsuitable for female students. Inspired by conversations with the famous scientists sheMoreAn author of educational works intended especially for young women, Jane Haldimand Marcet (1769 1858) sought to combat the notion that technical topics were unsuitable for female students. Inspired by conversations with the famous scientists she entertained, she wrote textbooks in the lively form of discussions between a teacher and her two female pupils. Published anonymously at first, they found broad popularity: Michael Faraday, as a young bookbinders apprentice, credited Marcet with introducing him to electrochemistry. The present work, an introduction to physics, astronomy and the properties of matter, sound and light, was Marcets first, though it remained unpublished until 1819. Her other works include Conversations on Chemistry (1805), Conversations on Political Economy (1816) and Conversations on Vegetable Physiology (1829), all of which are reissued in this series. Never professing to be original, Marcets work is noted nonetheless for its thoroughness and clear presentation of concepts.