The book called, A Life of Discovery, Michael Faraday, Giant of the Scientific Revolution, by James Hamilton, really helped me. ISBN 1-4000-6016-8. I could relate to it. I liked how Michael Faraday learned on his own and took notes and made his notes into books. He shared his discoveries, taught freely, he even was artistic and was interested in photography some. I was a teacher, an artist, and although I'm not a bookbinder I do have a computer and make books. This blog can be made into a book for anyone who wants a copy and is willing to pay for it. I got a copy, hardbacked. In the early 1800's art and science were connected. That is happening again, I think, this time via the internet.
Another book I found is a high school chemistry text book. ck12.org has text books for all grades and teachers from K to 12th. grade for free downloads. I've been reading chapter one part one about the scientific method. My new study of how to make emulsions would not be complete without a study of chemistry. I have a lot of catching up to do.