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Nurturing Genius: the Childhood and Youth of Kelvin and Maxwell (2017)


William Thomson and James Clerk Maxwell, nineteenth century natural philosophers, were friends and colleagues (Thomson was Maxwell’s senior by seven years). This historical note gives a description of their early lives, with emphasis on the influence of their fathers and of Cambridge on their development.

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Authors & Contributors
Bordoni, Stefano
Pelosi, Giuseppe
Stefano Selleri
Franco Bagnoli
Francesco Nappo
Marmottini, Donatella
Physics in Perspective
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Substantia: An International Journal of the History of Chemistry
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
Science and Education
Physis: Rivista Internazionale di Storia della Scienza
Pavia University Press
Prometheus Books
Icon Books
Firenze University Press
Cambridge University Press
Electricity; magnetism
Models and modeling in science
Science education and teaching
Maxwell, James Clerk
Lodge, Oliver
Faraday, Michael
Kelvin, William Thomson, Baron
Boltzmann, Ludwig
Felici, Riccardo
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
20th century, early
Great Britain
United Kingdom
Tuscany (Italy)

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