The Ascent of John Tyndall: Victorian Scientist, Mountaineer, and Public Intellectual

The Ascent of John Tyndall: Victorian Scientist, Mountaineer, and Public Intellectual

by Roland Jackson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198788959
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/01/2018
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 207,671
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Roland Jackson is a historian of science, with interests also in contemporary science and innovation policy, and in bioethics. His recent posts include: Head of the Science Museum, London; Chief Executive of the British Science Association; and Executive Chair of Sciencewise. He is a General Editor of The Correspondence of John Tyndall, being published in 19 volumes by the Royal Institution.

Table of Contents

A note on words
Introduction
1. Irish Beginnings (c. 1822-1844)
2. Railway Mania (1844-1847)
3. Queenwood College (1847-1848)
4. Marburg (1848-1850)
5. Making a Name (1850-1853)
6. Clash of Theories (1854-1856)
7. Glacial Explorations (1856-1857)
8. Storms over Glaciers (1858-1860)
9. Radiant Heat (1859-1862)
10. Heated Exchanges (1862-1865)
11. The X-Club (1864-1866)
12. Eyre Affair and Death of Faraday (1866-1868)
13. Prayer, Miracles, Metaphysics, and Spirits (1865-1880)
14. Mountaineering in the 1860s (1860-1868)
15. Clouds of Imagination (1868-1870)
16. Dust and Disease (1870-1872)
17. Government Service and Education (1871-1892)
18. America (1872-1873)
19. Fogs and Glaciers (1873)
20. The Belfast Address (1873-1875)
21. Floating Matter of the Air (1875-1876)
22. Contamination (1876-1878)
23. Electric lights and Mining Accidents (1879-1886)
24. Hindhead (1880-1883)
25. Rainbows and Lighthouses (1883-1885)
26. The Final Years (1886-1893)
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography

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