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Mahon, Basil

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Works: 13 works in 70 publications in 3 languages and 3,025 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QC16.F2, 537
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Most widely held works by Basil Mahon
Oliver Heaviside : maverick mastermind of electricity by Basil Mahon( )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the great pioneers of electrical science, Oliver Heaviside (1850-1925) was a self-educated, fiercely independent genius who cared nothing for social or mathematical conventions. Among many achievements, he showed how to rid telephone lines of distortion and put Maxwell's wonderful but hitherto inaccessible theory of electromagnetism into its modern form. In his writings, and in life, he was always provocative, often amusing, sometimes infuriating, but never dull. This is a compelling account of Heaviside's life with a powerful insight into his scientific thinking and why it has been so
Faraday, Maxwell, and the electromagnetic field : how two men revolutionized physics by Nancy Forbes( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From modern-day conveniences such as wireless communication to the most groundbreaking scientific theories, much of what we take for granted today depends on our understanding of the electromagnetic field--the discovery of which rests on the shoulders of two of history's most brilliant scientists, Michael Faraday (1791-1867) and James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879). Faraday and Maxwell's combined work to unravel the mysteries of this new, more accurate conception of reality resulted in the creation of field theory, which turned the prevailing Newtonian perception of how the universe works on its head. Faraday overcame class prejudice and a lack of training to become renowned for his acute powers of experimental observation, technological skills, and prodigious scientific imagination. Maxwell was a well-educated genius physicist; he made a number of groundbreaking discoveries in various disciplines. Their collaborative work unified electricity, magnetism, and light under the concept of field theory, on which much of twentieth-century physics, and modern technology, depend. Here, two veteran science writers explore the lives and discoveries of Faraday and Maxwell to paint riveting portraits of two men who altered the course of history.--From publisher description
The man who changed everything : the life of James Clerk Maxwell by Basil Mahon( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) changed our perception of reality and laid the foundations for many of the scientific and technological advances of the twentieth century. An unassuming and modest man, who simply wanted to understand how the world around him worked, he made fundamental contributions to every aspect of physical science. By discovering the nature of electromagnetic waves, he made possible the development of our great communications networks: television, radio, radar and the mobile telephone. He took the first colour photograph and introduced the system of thought experiments, later used by Einstein. His influence across all areas of physical science has been enormous. Often his ideas were ahead of his time and we had to wait many years before others confirmed his theories."--Jacket
The forgotten genius of Oliver Heaviside : a maverick of electrical science by Basil Mahon( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This biography of Oliver Heaviside profiles the life of an underappreciated genius and describes his many contributions to electrical science, which proved to be essential to the future of mass communications"--
The life of James Clerk Maxwell by Basil Mahon( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a biography of James Clerk Maxwell, one of the greatest scientists of our time and yet a man relatively unknown to the wider public. Approaching science with a freshness unbound by convention or previous expectations, he produced some of the most original scientific thinking of the nineteenth century
Oliver Heaviside : Maverick Mastermind of Electricity by Basil Mahon( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver Heaviside (1850-1925) was one of the great pioneers of electrical science. His ideas led to huge advances in communications and now form much of the bedrock of electrical engineering every textbook and every college course bears his stamp. Despite having little formal education he created the mathematical tools that were to prove essential to the proper understanding and use of electricity. At first his ideas were thought to be outrageous and he had to battle long and hard against ignorance, prejudice and vested interests to get them accepted. Yet they are now so much a part of everyday electrical science that they are simply taken for granted and our great debt to him is rarely acknowledged. Caring nothing for social or mathematical conventions, he lived a fiercely independent life, much of the time close to poverty. His writings reveal a personality like no other and are laced with wickedly irreverent humour; he is by far the funniest author of scientific papers. Basil Mahon combines an account of Heaviside's life with an insight into his scientific thinking and the reasons for its enduring influence
Counting heads II : a practical guide to census management by Basil Mahon( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man who changed everything : the life of James Clerk Maxwell by James Clerk Maxwell( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Butsurigaku o kaeta futari no otoko : faradē makusuweru ba no hakken by Nancy Forbes( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man who changed everything : the life of James Clerk Maxwell by Basil Mahon( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This is the first biography in twenty years of James Clerk Maxwell, one of the greatest scientists of our time and yet a man relatively unknown to the wider public. Approaching science with a freshness unbound by convention or previous expectations, he produced some of the most original scientific thinking and his discoveries went on to shape the twentieth century. 2004
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1 edition published in 2015 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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1 edition published in 2008 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oliver Heaviside: Maverick Mastermind of Electricity (IET history of technology series ; 36) by Basil Mahon( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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