Asked to name a great physicist, most people would mention Newton or Einstein, Feynman or Hawking. But ask a physicist and there's no doubt that James Clerk Maxwell will be near the top of the list.
From a long view of the history of mankind… the most significant event of the 19th century will be judged as Maxwell’s discovery of the laws of electrodynamics.
This is one man's story - a remarkable man who risked everything to spread the word on natural science.
Roger Bacon, a Franciscan friar, whose incredible Opus Majus took the first faltering steps across the dividing line between natural philosophy and true science.
The author's talent for giving the reader an almost tangible feeling for the atmosphere of 13th Century Europe was marvellous - I found it fascinating.
The biography of a remarkable man, Eadweard Muybridge. Emigrating from the staid Victorian atmosphere of Kingston upon Thames to San Francisco, he would become a pioneer photographer, the father of the moving picture and a murderer.
A remarkable life story and some surprising science.
A joy to read