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Published: 01 July 2018

576 Pages | 43 black-and-white images, two 8-page black-and-white plate sections

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198788959

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The Ascent of John Tyndall

Victorian Scientist, Mountaineer, and Public Intellectual

Roland Jackson

  • Paints a detailed portrait of John Tyndall and his world in this first major biography for over 70 years
  • Describes both Tyndall's scientific achievements and his major mountaineering expeditions
  • Draws extensively on journals, letters, literary articles, and scientific publications of the time
  • Captures the intellectual life of mid-Victorian Britain through Tyndall's interactions with figures such as Faraday, Huxley, Pasteur, Carlyle, and Tennyson