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Colour photography did not become a commerical process until 100 years after James Clerk Maxwell first demonstrated it.

James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879)

Reading list

Further reading about James Clerk Maxwell:

  • 'Einstein's heroes: imagining the world through the language of mathematics.', by R Arianrhod. (Oxford University Press, 2005).
  • 'James Clerk Maxwell: a biography', by I Tolstoy. (Edinburgh: Canongate, 1981).
  • 'James Clerk Maxwell: a commemoration volume. 1831-1931', by J J Thomson and others. (Cambridge University Press, 1931). (Essays by Sir J J Thomson, Max Planck, Albert Einstein and others).
  • 'James Clerk Maxwell: physicist and natural philosopher.', C W F Everitt. (New York: Scribner, 1975).
  • 'The demon in the aether: the story of James Clerk Maxwell.', by M Goldman. (Edinburgh: Paul Harris, 1983).
  • 'The life of James Clerk Maxwell with a selection from his correspondence and occasional writings, and a sketch of his contributions to science.', by L Campbell and W Garnett. (London: Macmillan, 1882).
  • 'The man who changed everything: the life of James Clerk Maxwell.', by Basil Mahon. (London: Wiley, 2003).
  • 'The scientific letters and papers of James Clerk Maxwell'. Three volumes, edited by P M Harman. (Cambridge University Press, 1990-2002).

Search the National Library of Scotland main catalogue for details of these titles.

Portrait of James Clerk Maxwell