It's a fantastic book on the life of the great Maxwell, that thanks to his discoveries, changed radically the approach to the physics and our's everyday life.
Since I'm Italian, i found it without an excessively hard English, it's pleasant to read and it passes emotions, the same that James wanted to arouse in his students.
It's really interesting to see the reasoning under the explaining of his theories. Even if it's technically and physically accessible, to fully understand it it's necessary a minimum predisposition to the scientific reasoning and, maybe, some math.
I suggest and i wish to everyone to read it.
Buy it from Amazon.com ! (Even from Amazon.it or Amazon.co.uk)
Excellent book, supurbly written. The story of a man who cemented one of the pillars of which ll modern science rests upon. - Jeff (Oxford, England)
This book is one of the best scientific biographies I have ever read. It is a thrilling account of the work of one of the world's greatest scientists. His discoveries are beautifully described in language that a non-scientist can follow (most of the time!) and are set in the context of his life and times. It is the kind of book that is hard not to read in one sitting. We should be
grateful to the author for so vividly making Clerk Maxwell's unique contributions to knowledge available to us all. - A. D. Smith (Oxford, England)
This is a fine book. In just 185 pages Basil Mahon portrays both the qualities of the man and the scale of his achievements. The writing is of a high standard and the great range of science is presented succinctly and with great clarity. - John Bamfield