Scope: Michael Faraday was without doubt one of the most important scientists of the nineteenth century; His discoveries of electromagnetic rotation and electromagnetic induction laid the foundations of the modern electricity industry. Almost 75% of the letters in Volume 3 were previously unpublished. During this period he discovered the magneto-optical effect and diamagnetism, allowing him to argue for his views on the nature of matter. Correspondence with Babbage, Brunel, Lyell, Whewell and Peel is included.
Published reviews of the two previous volumes attest to the stature of this major project (in total seven volumes to be published through the 1990s) that will publish Faraday's complete correspondence; A landmark publication set to become one of the major resources in the history of science and technology:
Historians and sociologists of science, technology and engineering; Historians of the nineteenth century and the industrial revolution; Also all major libraries serving electrical engineers, chemists and physicists.