Christmas at the Royal Institution : an anthology of lectures by M Faraday, J Tyndall, R S Ball, S P Thompson, E R Lankester, W H Bragg, W L Bragg, R L Gregory, and I Stewart / editor, Frank A J L James. - Hackensack, N.J. ; London : World Scientific, c2007 - xxxiii, 366 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The correlation of the physical forces / Michael Faraday -- Carbon or charcoal-coal gas-respiration and its analogy to the burning of a candle-conclusion / Michael Faraday -- The forms of water in clouds and rivers, ice and glaciers / John Tyndall -- Lessons in electricity / John Tyndall -- Stars / Robert Stawell Ball -- Rontgen light / Silvanus Phillips Thompson -- The great extinct reptiles-dinosaurs from the Oolites-the Pariasaurus and Inostransevia from the Trias of North Russia and South Africa--Marine Reptiles / Edwin Ray Lankester -- The Atoms of which things are made / William Henry Bragg -- Our electrical supply / William Lawrence Bragg -- Objects and pictures / Richard Langton Gregory -- Gallery of Monsters / Ian Stewart.

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Faraday, Michael, 1791-1867
Bragg, William Lawrence, Sir, 1890-1971.
Bragg, William Henry, 1862-1942
Ball, Robert S. 1840-1913
Tyndall, John, 1820-1893.
Thompson, Silvanus P. 1851-1916
Lankester, E. Ray Sir, 1847-1929
Bragg, William Henry, 1862-1942
Bragg, William Lawrence, Sir, 1890-1971


Royal Institution of Great Britain--History.


Discoveries in science--History.--Great Britain
Communication in science--History.--Great Britain
Lectures and lecturing--History.--England--London

Q180.55.D57 / C47 2007

James, Frank A. J. L., --1955-