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The Resource The man who changed everything : the life of James Clerk Maxwell, Basil Mahon

The man who changed everything : the life of James Clerk Maxwell, Basil Mahon

Label
The man who changed everything : the life of James Clerk Maxwell
Title
The man who changed everything
Title remainder
the life of James Clerk Maxwell
Statement of responsibility
Basil Mahon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) changed our perception of reality and laid the foundations for many of the scientific and technological advances of the twentieth century. An unassuming and modest man, who simply wanted to understand how the world around him worked, he made fundamental contributions to every aspect of physical science. By discovering the nature of electromagnetic waves, he made possible the development of our great communications networks: television, radio, radar and the mobile telephone. He took the first colour photograph and introduced the system of thought experiments, later used by Einstein. His influence across all areas of physical science has been enormous. Often his ideas were ahead of his time and we had to wait many years before others confirmed his theories."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mahon, Basil
Dewey number
  • 530.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.M4
LC item number
M34 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Maxwell, James Clerk
  • Maxwell, James Clerk
  • Maxwell, James Clerk
  • Physicists
  • Physicists
  • Great Britain
  • Natuurkundigen
Label
The man who changed everything : the life of James Clerk Maxwell, Basil Mahon
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology: principal events in Maxwell's life -- Cast of characters: Maxwell's relations and close friends -- 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 1865-1871 -- 10. The Cavendish: Cambridge 1871-1879 -- 11. Last days -- 12. Maxwell's legacy
Control code
ocm52358254
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 226 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780470860885
Lccn
2004426225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52358254
  • (OCoLC)52358254
Label
The man who changed everything : the life of James Clerk Maxwell, Basil Mahon
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology: principal events in Maxwell's life -- Cast of characters: Maxwell's relations and close friends -- 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 1865-1871 -- 10. The Cavendish: Cambridge 1871-1879 -- 11. Last days -- 12. Maxwell's legacy
Control code
ocm52358254
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 226 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780470860885
Lccn
2004426225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52358254
  • (OCoLC)52358254

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