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The ascent of John Tyndall : victorian scientist, mountaineer, and public intellectual / Roland Jackson.

By: Jackson, Roland.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018Description: xx, 556 p. : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780198788959 (hbk.) :.Subject(s): Tyndall, John, 1820-1893 | Scientists -- Ireland -- BiographyDDC classification: 509.2 Summary: 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. Born in rural Ireland, Tyndall's social ascent brought him into high society, a regular guest at the houses of the aristocracy, into which he eventually married.
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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. Born in rural Ireland, Tyndall's social ascent brought him into high society, a regular guest at the houses of the aristocracy, into which he eventually married.

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