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Michael Faraday. His Life and Work.

THOMPSON, Silvanus P.:

Editorial: London: Cassell, 1898 [1901]., 1901
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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First Edition, later printing. Copy of George Livesey, with his signature. Frontispiece, ix, 308 pp; 22 illus. Original cloth. Very Good. The Century Science Series. 'George Livesey was the son of Thomas Livesey who worked for the Gas Light and Coke Company from 1821. In 1842 Thomas brought his family to live in the Old Kent Road close to the South Metropolitan Gas Company where he had been made secretary. George followed his father into the company in 1848 where he became his father's assistant. In 1862 he was made engineer to the company. Thomas Livesey died in 1871 and George was made secretary of the company. He became chairman of the board in 1885. During his chairmanship he brought in a scheme which enabled employees to share in company profits. The Livesey Museum for Children is named after George Livesey. He originally gave the building to the borough in 1891 for use as a library. It was converted to a museum in 1974. George Livesey was knighted in 1901 and died in 1908. He is buried in Nunhead Cemetery' (Southwark Council Web site). In 2003, 20 'Blue Plaques' were put up to commemorate famous people who were born or had lived in Southwark, the SE1 section of London. Faraday and Livesey were two of those honored - the others included Charles Babbage, Charles Dickens, Michael Caine and Mary Wollstonecraft. The plaques have been given annually since: George Orwell and Sam Mussabini (Harold Abrahams' running coach, superbly played by Ian Holm in Chariots of Fire) got them in 2004, then Charlie Chaplin in 2005. ' 'This Blue Plaque means more to me than a star in the Hollywood walk of fame ever would. I've won a few awards in my time, but this really is the greatest - I would not have missed coming here today for the world,' ' said Sir Michael Caine today (Wednesday October 1st) as he unveiled his very own Blue Plaque at the site of his birth, St Olave's Hospital in Rotherhithe' (Southwark Council site). N° de ref. de la librería D00141

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Título: Michael Faraday. His Life and Work.

Editorial: London: Cassell, 1898 [1901].

Año de publicación: 1901

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket

Edición: 1st Edition

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