Readership: Students of the physical sciences and engineering as well as to general readers interested in this topic.
Stephen J. Blundell, Professor of Physics, Oxford University Department of Physics and Professorial Fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford
Stephen J. Blundell is Professor of Physics at Oxford University and a Fellow of Mansfield College. He is actively researching the phenomena of magnetism and superconductivity and has published numerous research papers on these topics, as well as three books, Magnetism in Condensed Matter (OUP, 2001), Concepts in Thermal Physics (with K.M. Blundell) (OUP, 2006), and Superconductivity: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2009).
"This quite amazing book covers practically everything there is to know about magnetism. Ten seconds after opening the book, having scanned the contents section, I knew I was going to read not only about the birth of magnetism as a branch of scientific study, but also about Maxwells equations, relativity, quantum magnetism and technology. Two pages into the book, and I knew that the book was written in a relaxed, engaging, easy-to-follow style, which the author maintains throughout." - Paul van Kampen, Dublin City University, Contemporary Science
1: Mysterious attraction?
2: The Earth as a magnet
3: Electrical current and the path to power
5: Magnetism and relativity
6: Quantum magnetism
8: The magnetic library
9: Magnetism on Earth and in space
10: Exotic magnetism