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

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 5, 2004 - 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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Review: The Man Who Changed Everything: The Life of James Clerk Maxwell

User Review  - Sylphær - Goodreads

For the scientific minds, this book is an interesting journey into the life and mind of James Clerk Maxwell, the man who unified electricity, light and magnetism into ONE single equation and change ... Read full review

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User Review  - Yarahashimoto - Goodreads

A first class biography of a remarkable man, who even to this day is not recognised outside of professional circles. Scotland should be proud of this unsung hero who contributed so much to the fund of ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
Chapter 2 Pins and string
Chapter 3 Philosophy
Chapter 4 Learning to juggle
Chapter 6 Saturn and statistics
Chapter 7 Spinning cells
Chapter 8 The beautiful equations
Chapter 9 The Laird at home
Chapter 10 The Cavendish
Chapter 11 Last days
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About the author (2004)

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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