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In conclusion, this is a fascinating story of a scientific genius and inventor.
This book would be recommendable to anyone who enjoys science, in particular physics, and who would like to read about a man who helped physics come to be.
The writing style is clear, authoritative, friendly, accessible and quite captivating.
This was a good book historical book, but I thought it wasn't quite as good as one on Boltzmann I had read. (apples and oranges?)Published 9 months ago by Reviewer xyz
This is a superb biography of William Thomson. But it is not just Thomson. The reader will find well-written sketches woven smoothly into the text of all the most influential... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Daniel Putman
I am giving three stars because of the lack of scientific illustrations and equations. Except for that, I endorse all the positive statements in the other four-star and five-star... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Brian H. Fiedler
Degrees Kelvin is a well written biography on one of the men that helped lay the foundations of modern science. Read morePublished on May 28, 2011 by Philip Blonde
As an engineer myself, I've developed something of a hobby of learning about the people behind the names given to all these equations I use on a daily basis. Read morePublished on July 5, 2010 by Lance C. Hibbeler
This is an absolutely fascinating romp through nineteenth century physics which has as its vehicle the life of William Thomson - perhaps better known as Lord Kelvin. Read morePublished on February 8, 2010 by G. Poirier
David Lindley's biography of Lord Kelvin is one of the most enjoyable books that I have ever read. The author provides a fair assessment of the man within his historical and... Read morePublished on September 29, 2007 by Piero Caridis
Another remarkable British physicist of the 19th century. The genius of William Thomson was formidable, capable of tackling every challenge in science quite fast, though not always... Read morePublished on July 11, 2007 by Luis Mansilla M
This was a good book. The author does a nice job documenting the life and times of Lord Kelvin. It may not have been a goal of the author, but I think this book clearly... Read morePublished on January 15, 2007 by Allen S