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    History of Telegraphy

    Ken Beauchamp

    This book records the growth of telegraphy over two centuries, depicting the discoveries and ingenuity of the experimenters and engineers involved, the equipment they designed and built, and the organisation, applications and effects on society.

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    A Scientist's War

    The war diary of Sir Clifford Paterson, 1939-45  
    Robert Clayton, Joan Algar

    This book contains the diary he kept from 1939 until 1945, recording work in the laboratories and his own wider role in the planning and organisation of the scientific war effort, against the background of the progress of the war problems of members of his staff.

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    British Television

    The formative years  
    Russell Burns

    This book is concerned with the history of British television for home reception from 1922/23 to 1939, when the London Station closed down for the war years. Great care has been taken to ensure that an unbiased, accurate history has been written and the work is based predominantly on written primary source material.

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    The Correspondence of Michael Faraday

    Volume 1: 1811-1831  
    Frank A.J.L. James

    Volume 1 covers Faraday's early years up to his discovery of electromagnetic induction in 1831. Other scientific and technical topics covered include Faraday's discovery of electromagnetic rotations (in 1821), the liquefaction of gases (in 1823) and the long series of experiments in the latter part of the 1820s to improve optical glass.

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    The Correspondence of Michael Faraday

    Volume 2: 1832-1840  
    Frank A.J.L. James

    Volume 2 covers the 1830s, a period when Faraday pursued the consequences of his discovery of electromagnetic induction and revised entirely the theories of electrochemistry and the nature of electricity.His correspondents include scientists of the day as well as antiquaries, military men, artists and politicians.

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    The Correspondence of Michael Faraday

    Volume 3: 1841-1848  
    Frank A.J.L. James

    Almost 75% of the letters in Volume 3 were previously unpublished. During this period (1841-1848) he discovered the magneto-optical effect and diamagnetism, allowing him to argue for his views on the nature of matter.

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    The Correspondence of Michael Faraday

    Volume 4: 1849-1855  
    Frank A.J.L. James

    The letters in this volume concern Faraday's work on topics such as terrestrial and atmospheric magnetism, the electrification of lighthouses and the theory of telegraphic retardation, as well as advice to the Government on the war with Russia, his exclusion from the Sandemanian Church and his views on table turning.

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    The Correspondence of Michael Faraday

    Volume 6: 1860-1867  
    Frank A.J.L. James

    The sixth volume of Faraday's correspondence contains letters from the end of 1860 to his death in 1867. The dominant topic of the 1860s is Faraday's involvement with the lighthouse service relating to his advice to Trinity House and the Board of Trade on matters such as electric light and the controversial issue of fog signals.