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Correspondence of John Tyndall, Volume 6, The By Michael D. Barton

Correspondence of John Tyndall, Volume 6, The by Michael D. Barton

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This sixth volume of Tyndall's correspondence contains 302 letters covering a period of twenty-eight months (1856-1859).

Correspondence of John Tyndall, Volume 6, The Summary

Correspondence of John Tyndall, Volume 6, The: The Correspondence, November 1856-February 1859 by Michael D. Barton

This sixth volume of Tyndall's correspondence contains 302 letters covering a period of twenty-eight months (1856-1859). It begins shortly after Tyndall returned from his first glacier research in the Alps and follows him as he experimented and lectured on physics in central London at the Royal Institution of Great Britain (RI), visited friends, joined London's fashionable social circles, published and reviewed scientific articles, corresponded with fellow men of science on a wide range of topics, and developed his theories about the structure and movement of glaciers. Importantly, volume 6 includes Tyndall's major expeditions to the Alps and also documents some of his most dangerous mountaineering exploits. In letters to his closest friends, Tyndall captured the excitement and achievement of his expeditions. By the end of the period, his is increasingly respected as a scientist in the wider academic world.

About Michael D. Barton

Michael D. Barton is an independent historian. Janet Browne is Aramont Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University. Ken Corbett is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at the University of British Columbia. Norman McMillan is emeritus senior lecturer and head of the Research Institute of Technology at Carlow, and is presently managing director of Advanced Nano Technologies Ltd., Dublin.

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NGR9780822945338
9780822945338
0822945339
Correspondence of John Tyndall, Volume 6, The: The Correspondence, November 1856-February 1859 by Michael D. Barton
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Hardback
University of Pittsburgh Press
2019-04-30
600
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