Book ID: CBB950706964

The Correspondence of John Tyndall, Volume 5: The Correspondence, January 1855-October 1856 (2018)


Brock, William H. (Editor)
Cantor, Geoffrey (Editor)

University of Pittsburgh Press

Publication Date: 2018
Physical Details: 528 pp.
Language: English

This volume contains 266 letters covering a period of twenty-two months, when Tyndall was in his midthirties and had been employed by the Royal Institution as professor of natural philosophy since September 1853. Many of the letters printed here concern the lectures he delivered at the RI and other institutions and his attempt to establish his reputation as a researcher. Although he published in several other areas ‒including the cleavage of rocks, colorblindness and glaciers ‒the main focus of his research was the newly discovered and problematic phenomenon of diamagnetism. Tyndall reported his experimental results and theoretical views on this subject in several lectures and papers that greatly enhanced his scientific standing, which was further extended by his contact with other scientists, not only in London but across the British Isles and in France and Germany. By the end of this period, Tyndall was a man of science with a European reputation that was recognized in November 1856 when the Royal Society elected him a member of its Council.

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Authors & Contributors
Dawson, Gowan
Gavrilina, Irina A.
Barton, Michael D.
Hayes, Emily
Nathan E. C. Smith
Corbett, Ken
Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
British Journal for the History of Science
Archives of Natural History
Acta Baltica historiae et philosophiae scientiarum
University of Pittsburgh Press
Springer International Publishing
World Scientific
Pickering & Chatto
Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab
Correspondence and corresponding
Scientific communities; interprofessional relations
Professions and professionalization
Societies; institutions; academies
Tyndall, John
Bragg, William Lawrence
Bragg, William Henry
Tyndall, Louisa Charlotte Hamilton
Klinger, Friedrich Maximilian
Parrot, Georg Friedrich von (1767-1852)
Time Periods
19th century
18th century
20th century, early
17th century
20th century
Great Britain
Yorkshire (England)
London (England)
Alps (Europe)
Royal Society of London
Royal Institution of Great Britain
Universität Dorpat
Accademia del Cimento, Florence
Académie des Sciences, Paris

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