Hi everyone! This is my last time (for the moment) hosting the Teaser Tuesday. Next week, our much missed Helen returns to the chair and has no doubt been catching up on her reading, so expect some terrific teasers ahead! But today, a biography of one of my favourite scientists, a man who discovered (keeping in line with our National Year of Reading monthly theme) so very much, and yet remains so very undiscovered by so many. See you all!
"The theory encapsulated some of the most fundamental characteristics of the universe. Not only did it explain all known electromagnetic phenomena, it explained light and pointed to the existence of kinds of radiation not then dreamt of."
- The Man Who Changed Everything, by Basil Mahon
About the book:
This is the first biography in twenty years of James Clerk Maxwell, one of the greatest scientists of our time and yet a man relatively unknown to the wider public. Approaching science with a freshness unbound by convention or previous expectations, he produced some of the most original scientific thinking of the nineteenth century — and his discoveries went on to shape the twentieth century. — From the publisher.
About the author:
Basil Mahon is a former officer in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and a graduate in Engineering. He is a retired Government Civil Servant and ran the 1991 census in England and Wales.
He has a long-time passion for the physical sciences and has for many years been fascinated by the impact that Maxwell has had on all our lives. — From the publisher.
Find a copy:
- This book is available at our city campus at 530.92 MAHO.
About Teaser Tuesdays:
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading! Everyone is welcome to play!
How it works:
1. Grab a book from your collection
2. Select 2 sentences that make an interesting teaser (avoid spoilers please!)
3. Post the sentences, along with author and book title in the comments of this post
This month's reading theme is DISCOVER which comes courtesy of the National Year of Reading 2012 program!