As an apprentice to a bookbinder, Michael discovered science. After hearing lectures by the eminent Sir Humphry Davy, he continued performing experiments, and eventually became the great professor's assistant at the Royal Institution. His interest in electricity developed and before long he surpassed Sir Humphry in scientific talent. It was Farraday who turned mechanical energy into steady electrical energy, thus making way for the future use of wide-spread electrical power. Scientific fact and biography are not as closely aligned as in the previous two.