Book ID: CBB050601995

The Correspondence of John Tyndall, Volume 6: The Correspondence, November 1856-February 1859 (2019)


Barton, Michael D. (Editor)
Browne, E. Janet (Editor)
Corbett, Ken (Editor)
McMillan, Norman Douglas (Editor)

University of Pittsburgh Press

Publication Date: 2019
Physical Details: 576
Language: English

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.

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Review William H. Brock (2020) Review of "The Correspondence of John Tyndall, Volume 6: The Correspondence, November 1856-February 1859". British Journal for the History of Science (pp. 598-599). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Kaalund, Nanna Katrine Lüders
Reidy, Michael Sean
Felsch, Philipp
Dawson, Gowan
Baldwin, Melinda Clare
Darwin Correspondence Project, Editors
Science in Context
Physics in Perspective
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Historical Records of Australian Science
Bollettino di Storia delle Scienze Matematiche
University of Pittsburgh Press
Museo delle Scienze, Trento
Phasar Edizioni
Wallstein Verlag
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Pickering & Chatto
Correspondence and corresponding
Critical editions
Scientific communities; interprofessional relations
Tyndall, John
Russell, Bertrand Arthur William
Pasteur, Louis
Babbage, Charles
Tyndall, Louisa Charlotte Hamilton
Endlicher, Stephan Ladislaus
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
18th century
Great Britain
Alps (Europe)
Vienna. Naturhistorisches Museum
Royal Society of London
Royal Institution of Great Britain
Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna

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