Lord Kelvin (1824-1907)

Reading list

Further reading about Lord Kelvin:

  • 'Degrees Kelvin: a tale of genius, invention, and tragedy', by David Lindley. (Washington, D C: Joseph Henry Press, 2004).
  • 'Energy and empire', by Crosbie Smith and M Norton Wise. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989).
  • 'Kelvin's instruments and the Kelvin Museum', by George Green and John T Lloyd. (Glasgow: University of Glasgow, 1970).
  • 'Kelvin: life, labours and legacy', by Raymond Flood, Mark McCartney and Andrew Whitaker. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008).
  • 'Lord Kelvin and the age of the earth', by Joe D Burchfield. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990). Reprint.
  • 'Lord Kelvin, the dynamic Victorian', by Harold I Sharlin and Tiby Sharlin. (University Park Pennsylvania State University Press, 1979).
  • 'The Kelvin problem: foam structures of minimal surface area', edited by D L Weaire. (London: Taylor & Francis, 1996).
  • 'The life of Lord Kelvin', 2nd edition, by Silvanus Phillips Thompson. (Providence, Rhode Island: AMS Chelsea Publishing / American Mathematical Society, 1976).
  • 'Vortex dynamics: the legacy of Helmholtz and Kelvin', by Keith Moffatt. 'IUTAM Symposium on Hamiltonian Dynamics, Vortex Structures, Turbulence: proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held in Moscow, 25-30 August, 2006'. International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) Bookseries vol. 6, edited by A V Borisov and others. (Dordrecht: Springer, 2008).

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