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James Clerk Maxwell

Physicist (13-Jun-1831 — 5-Nov-1879)


Lewis Campbell; William Garnett. The Life of James Clerk Maxwell: With Selections from His Correspondence and Occasional Writings. London: Macmillan. 1884. 421pp.

C. W. Francis Everitt. James Clerk Maxwell: Physicist and Natural Philosopher. Scribner. 1975. 205pp.

R. T. Glazebrook. James Clerk Maxwell and Modern Physics. New York: Macmillan. 1896. 224pp.

P. M. Harman. The Natural Philosophy of James Clerk Maxwell. Cambridge University Press. 2001. 232pp.

John Hendry. James Clerk Maxwell and the Theory of the Electromagnetic Field. Bristol and Boston: Adam Hilger. 1986. 305pp.

Bruce J. Hunt. The Maxwellians. Cornell University Press. 2005. 280pp. The fashioning of Maxwell's ideas into its present state.

Daniel M. Siegel. Innovation in Maxwell's Electromagnetic Theory: Molecular Vortices, Displacement Current, and Light. Cambridge University Press. 2003. 237pp.

Ivan Tolstoy. James Clerk Maxwell: A Biography. University of Chicago Press. 1982. 184pp.


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  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.993)

  7. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.267)

  8. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.337)

  9. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.323)

  10. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.340)

  11. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.139)

  12. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.301)

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