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The life of James Clerk Maxwell.

Author: Basil Mahon
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Wiley, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
This is a biography 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.

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Named Person: James Clerk Maxwell
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Basil Mahon
ISBN: 0470861711 9780470861714
OCLC Number: 851976883
Description: 300 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Preface. Acknowledgements. Chronology: principal events in Maxwell's life. Cast of characters: Maxwell's relations and close friends. Introduction. 1. A country boy: Glenlair 1831-1841. 2. Pins and string: Edinburgh Academy 1841-1847. 3. Philosophy: Edinburgh University 1847-1850 4. Learning to juggle: Cambridge 1850-1854. 5. Blue and yellow make pink: Cambridge 1854-1856. 6. Saturn and statistics: Aberdeen 1856-1860. 7. Spinning cells: London 1860-1862. 8. The beautiful equations: London 1862-1865. 9. The Laird at home: Glenlair 1865-1870. 10. The Cavendish: Cambridge 1870-1879. 11. Last days. 12. Maxwell's legacy. Notes. Bibliography. Index.


Contents 1. A A country boy 2. A Pins and string 3. A Philosophy 4. A Learning to juggle 5. A Blue and yellow make pink 6. A Saturn and statistics 7. A Cast of characters 8. A  Read more...


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"This is a wonderful, short biography that gives a vivid account of James Clerk Maxwell's life and work." (Materials Today, June 2004) " absorbing account of Maxwell's life and work" (Sunday Read more...

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