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The ascent of John Tyndall : Victorian scientist, mountaineer, and public intellectual / Roland Jackson.

By: Jackson, Roland, 1954- [author].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2018Edition: 1st edition, 1st impression.Description: xx, 556 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, plans, portraits ; 24 centimetres.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780198788959; 0198788959.Subject(s): Tyndall, John, 1820-1893 | Scientists -- Great Britain -- Biography | Physicists -- Great Britain -- Biography | Mountaineers -- Great Britain -- Biography | Intellectuals -- Great Britain -- Biography | Science news -- Great Britain -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Electronic version:: Ascent of John Tyndall.
Contents:
Part I (c. 1822-1850) From Carlow to Marburg. Irish beginnings (c.1822-1844) ; Railway mania (1844-1847) ; Queenwood College (1847-1848) ; Marburg (1848-1850) -- Part II. (1850-1860) Breaking in. Making a name (1850-1853) ; Clash of theories (1854-1856) ; Glacial explorations (1856-1857) ; Storms over glaciers (1858-1860) -- Part III (1860-1870) The peak years. Radiant heat (1859-1862) ; Heated exchanges (1862-1865) ; The X-club (1864-1866) ; Eyre affair and death of Faraday (1866-1868) ; Prayer, miracles, metaphysics, and spirits (1865-1880) ; Mountaineering in the 1960s (8160-1868) ; Clouds of imagination (1868-1870) -- Part IV (1870-1880) Establishment figure. Dust and disease (1870-1872) ; Government service and education (1872-1872) ; America (1872-1873) ; Fogs and glaciers (1873) ; The Belfast address (1873-1875) ; Floating matter of the air (1875-1876) ; Contamination (1876-1878) ; Electric lights and mining accidents (1879-1886) -- Part V (1880-1893) Political affairs. Hindhead (1880-1883) ; Rainbows and lighthouses (1883-1885) ; The final years (1886-1893).
Summary: "John Tyndall was a leading scientific figure in Victorian Britain, who established the physical basis of the greenhouse effect, and why the sky is blue. This rich biography describes the colourful life and achievements of this brilliant communicator, physicist, and mountaineer, who ascended from humble beginnings to the heart of Victorian society."-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 527-540) and index.

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