Mathematical physicist, he is best remembered as the creator of the electromagnetic theory of light waves. He formulated a set of equations, expressing the basic laws of electricity and magnetism now called Maxwell equations in his honor. He is also credited with developing the first permanent color photograph in 1861. He demonstrated that electric and magnetic fields travel through the space in the form of waves.
This digitized version of Maxwell’s biography, was made possible by Dr. James C. Rautio, who converted the images into word processor files (by means of OCR, Optical Character Recognition, software) so that others might enjoy the book as well. The book is in three parts: 1) A description of his life, 2) A description of his scientific works, 3) A collection of his poetry.