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Author: Knight
ISBN: 0521565391
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Pages 236 pages
Publisher Cambridge University Press; Reprint edition (February 28, 1998)
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In this illuminating and entertaining biography David Knight draws upon Humphry Davy's poetry, notebooks and informal writings to introduce us to one of the first professional scientists.

In this illuminating and entertaining biography David Knight draws upon Humphry Davy's poetry, notebooks and informal writings to introduce us to one of the first professional scientists. by David Knight (Author).

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In this illuminating and entertaining biography David Knight draws upon Humphry Davy's poetry, notebooks and informal writings to introduce us to one of the first professional scientists

In this illuminating and entertaining biography David Knight draws upon Humphry Davy's poetry, notebooks and informal writings to introduce us to one of the first professional scientists. Davy is best remembered for his work on laughing gas, for the arc lamp, for isolating sodium and potassium, for his theory that chemical affinity is electrical and, of course, for his safety lamp. His lectures on science made the fortunes of the Royal Institution in London, and he taught chemistry to the young Faraday

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Humphry Davy : science & power. Humphry Davy : science & power. by. Knight, David M. Publication date. Davy, Humphry, Sir, 1778-1829, Chemists, Poets, English. Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, USA : Blackwell. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana.

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Humphry Davy: Science and Power. 2nd ed. Cambridge, . Cambridge University Press, 1998. Miller, David Philip. Between Hostile Camps: Sir Humphry Davy’s Presidency of the Royal Society of London, 1820–1827. Miller, D. P. (1983). Between Hostile Camps: Sir Humphry Davy's Presidency of the Royal Society of London 1820–1827. When he was nineteen years old, Davy read a book on chemistry by famous French chemist Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier (1743-1794) that convinced him to concentrate on that subject.

Shortly after the death of Humphry Davy in Geneva in 1829, his younger brother John wrote a biography . See, for instance, David Knight, Humphry Davy: Science and Power (Oxford: Blackwell, 1992), p. 2. oogle Scholar

Shortly after the death of Humphry Davy in Geneva in 1829, his younger brother John wrote a biography of the eminent chemist. Both volumes of John Davy’s biography begin with two epigraphs. oogle Scholar. 7. Southey to Davy, 3 August 1799, quoted in John Davy (e., Fragmentary Remains, Literary and Scientific, of Sir Humphry Davy, (London: John Churchill, 1858), pp. 38–9Google Scholar.

In this illuminating and entertaining biography David Knight draws upon Humphry Davy's poetry, notebooks and informal writings to introduce us to one of the first professional scientists. Davy is best remembered for his work on laughing gas, for the arc lamp, for isolating sodium and potassium, for his theory that chemical affinity is electrical and, of course, for his safety lamp. His lectures on science made the fortunes of the Royal Institution in London, and he taught chemistry to the young Faraday. He is also recognized for his poetry and was the friend of Coleridge, Wordsworth and Byron. By investigating Davy's life Knight shows what it was like to be a creative scientist in Regency England, demonstrating the development of science and its institutions during this crucial period in history.