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Science  03 Sep 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5689, pp. 1406
DOI: 10.1126/science.1101364

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Degrees Kelvin: A Tale of Genius, Invention, and Tragedy. by David Lindley. Joseph Henry Press, Washington, DC, 2004. 374 pp. $27.95, C$37.95. ISBN 0-309-09073-3.

The author offers a popular biography that explores William Thomson's career in science, interactions with contemporaries, and personal life.