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

Roland Jackson.

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Author: Jackson, Roland
Published: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
Topics: Scientists - Great Britain - Biography. | Mountaineers - Great Britain - Biography. | Intellectuals - Great Britain - Biography. | Science news - Great Britain. | SCIENCE / History. | SCIENCE / Physics / General. | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology. | Tyndall, John, 1820-1893.
Regions: Great Britain.
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300 |axx, 556 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :|billustrations, maps ;|c24 cm
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504 |aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 463-540) and index.
505 0 |aIntroduction -- 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 1860s (1860-1868) -- Clouds of imagination (1868-1870) -- Part IV. (1870-1880) Establishment figure. Dust and disease (1870-1872) -- Government service and education (1871-1892) -- 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) -- Epilogue.
520 |a"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."--|cProvided by publisher.
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