This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Faraday, Maxwell, and the Electromagnetic…

Faraday, Maxwell, and the Electromagnetic Field: How Two Men…

by Nancy Forbes, Basil Mahon

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
1231154,737 (4.19)None
From modern-day conveniences such as wireless communication to the most groundbreaking scientific theories, much of what we take for granted today depends on our understanding of the electromagnetic field--the discovery of which rests on the shoulders of two of history's most brilliant scientists, Michael Faraday (1791-1867) and James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879). Faraday and Maxwell's combined work to unravel the mysteries of this new, more accurate conception of reality resulted in the creation of field theory, which turned the prevailing Newtonian perception of how the universe works on its head. Faraday overcame class prejudice and a lack of training to become renowned for his acute powers of experimental observation, technological skills, and prodigious scientific imagination. Maxwell was a well-educated genius physicist; he made a number of groundbreaking discoveries in various disciplines. Their collaborative work unified electricity, magnetism, and light under the concept of field theory, on which much of twentieth-century physics, and modern technology, depend. Here, two veteran science writers explore the lives and discoveries of Faraday and Maxwell to paint riveting portraits of two men who altered the course of history.--From publisher description.… (more)



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

I found the frequent historical quotes distracting. Sometimes the author repeated themselves. would have preferred a little more math. ( )
  scottkirkwood | Dec 4, 2018 |
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Nancy Forbesprimary authorall editionscalculated
Mahon, Basilmain authorall editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (4.19)
3 1
3.5 2
4 5
4.5 1
5 4

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 142,549,263 books! | Top bar: Always visible