The Man Who Changed Everything: The Life of James Clerk Maxwell

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 8, 2015 - Biography & Autobiography - 246 pages
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This is the first biography in twenty years of James Clerk Maxwell, one of the greatest scientists of our time and yet a man relatively unknown to the wider public. Approaching science with a freshness unbound by convention or previous expectations, he produced some of the most original scientific thinking of the nineteenth century — and his discoveries went on to shape the twentieth century.
 

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User Review  - danrk - LibraryThing

James Clerk Maxwell (Clerk being the true family name as the book points out) lived an exceptional life. I found this book to have a fine balance of his theoretical accomplishments, his personal ... Read full review

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This is an enjoyable and lovingly written biography. I was pleased to read not only about Maxwell the brilliant scientist, but about Maxwell the truly remarkable man. He is one of those fellows I'd love to have access to a time machine for! Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
CAST
CHAPTER ONE A COUNTRY
CHAPTER TWO PINS
CHAPTERTHREEPHILOSOPHY
CHAPTER FIVE BLUEANDYELLOW
CHAPTER SIX SATURN
CHAPTERSEVEN
CHAPTEREIGHT THE BEAUTIFULEQUATIONS CHAPTER NINE THE LAIRD AT HOME CHAPTER TEN THE CAVENDISH
CHAPTERTWELVE MAXWELLS LEGACY NOTES
INDEX
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Basil Mahon is a former officer in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and a graduate in Engineering. He is a retired Government Civil Servant and ran the 1991 census in England and Wales.

He has a long-time passion for the physical sciences and has for many years been fascinated by the impact that Maxwell has had on all our lives.

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