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"...an absorbing account of Maxwell's life and work" (Sunday Telegraph Review, 19th September 2004)
"...provides the reader with the opportunity to understand Maxwell's contributions to modern science and technology." (The Mathematical Gazette, March 2005)
"...a fascinating book about an inspiring man..." (Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, Vol.36, No.3, March 2005)
Leading scientists have always recognised Maxwell as a giant figure and he holds a unique position among them, inspiring both wonder and affection. In life, he was a blend of opposites - a serious man who saw fun everywhere, a hopeless teacher who inspired students, a shy man who was the hub of any gathering where he felt at ease.
Well written and detailed account of one of the worlds greatest minds and man. I especially liked the detail given to Maxwell's work. Read morePublished 2 months ago by GeoScientist
Largely unknown otherwise than a great scientist, probably because of the complexity of his four equations, this book shows a man full of humanism. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Pierre Van Leeuw
Faraday, Oersted, Volta, explored the electromagnetic phenomena. Maxwell put them all on a complete footing with equations that seem so simple you just keep looking at them in... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Charles J. Dubats
I loved this book. It showed me just how brilliant James Maxwell was. I firmly believe that if he'd lived longer, he'd have returned yet again to electromagnetism and discovered... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Elisabeth Huhn
Overall, I like it, but at times, when the science gets complicated, he is not especially clear. The use of more diagrams would be helpful. Read morePublished 5 months ago by zimbo
James Clerk Maxwell certainly deserves to be better known. He is as great as Newton or Copernicus or any other revolutionary scientist. I had no idea how much he did. Read morePublished 7 months ago by KB
Awesome book for a great scientist! This world has a lot to be grateful for due to this man.Published 8 months ago by Paul
I like this book. It help me to understand more knowledge for the evolution about electromagnetic theory.Published 9 months ago by Sz-Chian Liou