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Past Years
An Autobiography

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  • Date Published: July 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108052702

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  • Sir Oliver Lodge (1851–1940) was a physicist instrumental in the discovery of electromagnetic waves: the basis of today's radio and X-ray technology. He came from humble beginnings. After suffering at the hands of violent masters and schoolmates during his childhood, Lodge went on to teach physics and chemistry to young women at Bedford College in London. Later, he was appointed professor of physics at the University of Liverpool, and became known for his public lectures on a vast range of topics, from the comic faults of phonographs to the medical applications of X-rays. Whether seeing the cells of a voltaic battery in a pile of plates or appreciating the enunciation of Alexander Graham Bell, Lodge had a warm enthusiasm that shines through in this touching autobiography, first published in 1931. It remains ideal for general readers as well as students in the history of science.

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    • Date Published: July 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108052702
    • length: 396 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Ancestry and early days
    2. Schooldays
    3. Relation with other boys at school
    4. Education
    5. Influence of the Royal Institution
    6. Later education in London
    7. Reminiscences of Bedford College
    8. Scientific work and friends in London
    9. Personal retrospect
    10. Romance
    11. Influence of the British Association
    12. Reminiscences of Coopers Hill and assistants and popular lectures
    13. Liverpool
    14. Scientific work at Liverpool
    15. Scientific work at Liverpool (cont.)
    16. Scientific work at Liverpool (cont.)
    17. Electric waves and the beginnings of wireless
    18. Other friends
    19. Family life
    20. Holidays
    21. Side issues
    22. Early experiences in psychical research
    23. Psychical research
    24. Further psychic adventures, and psycho-physical phenomena
    25. Reminiscences of my years at the university of Birmingham
    26. Birmingham friendships and recollections
    27. Scientific retrospect
    28. Apologia pro vita mea
    Index.

  • Author

    Oliver Lodge

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