The Correspondence of John Tyndall, Volume 6

The Correspondence, November 1856-February 1859

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.

576 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

April, 2019

isbn : 9780822945338

about the editors

Michael D. Barton

Michael D. Barton is an independent historian.

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Michael D. Barton
Janet Browne

Janet Browne is Aramont Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University.

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Janet Browne
Ken Corbett

Ken Corbett is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at the University of British Columbia.

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Norman McMillan

Norman McMillan is emeritus senior lecturer and head of the Research Institute of Technology at Carlow, and is presently managing director of Advanced Nano Technologies Ltd., Dublin.

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