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James Clerk Maxwell was well known for his sense of humour. He wrote several light-hearted poems, often making fun of himself or one of his contemporaries.
James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879)
These websites have information or images we think you might find useful:
- James Clerk Maxwell Foundation:
Lots of useful links, including Maxwell's published scientific papers and his animations 'Wheel of Life' and 'Jumping Circles'.
- The Maxwell at Glenlair Trust:
Glenlair House, home of Clerk Maxwell family in Dumfries and Galloway.
- BBC Radio 4 – 'In Our Time':
Broadcast on Maxwell presented by Melvyn Bragg, 2 October 2003.
- St Andrew's University, School of Mathematics and Statistics:
MacTutor biography – James Clerk Maxwell 1831-1879.
Links to catalogue entries
- NLS catalogue records relating to James Clerk Maxwell:
Details of publications by or about James Clerk Maxwell that are held in National Library of Scotland collections.
- SBO list of publications by or about James Clerk Maxwell:
List of references to books, articles or non-print media about Scotland or by Scottish authors published since 1988. From the Scottish Bibliographies Online (SBO) database.