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Tyndall, John 1820-1893

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Works: 1,188 works in 3,542 publications in 5 languages and 28,905 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Correspondent, Other, Recipient
Classifications: Q171, 504
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Sound by John Tyndall( Book )

194 editions published between 1867 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The extracts here given from the prefaces to former editions will enable the reader to note what may be called the historic development of the present work. To each succeeding edition I have added an account of the more recent work done by myself and others. As stated elsewhere, the work has appeared in various languages, and, while subjected to justifiable criticism, it has been, on the whole, exceedingly well received. A reviewer of a French translation wrote complainingly of the absence of mathematics from the work. On the other hand, Helmholtz and Wiedemann, who supervised the German translation, wrote approvingly of the manner in which even the more difficult problems of acoustics had been dealt with by a purely experimental method. The learned Germans had seized my object more correctly than the French reviewer. To introduce mathematics into the volume would, from my point of view, have been to ruin it. Like my work on Heat, these lectures on Sound were intended to rouse the public mind to a sense of the interest and importance and, if possible, to the fascinations of physical science. My aim throughout has been to stimulate as much as to instruct"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved)
Faraday as a discoverer by John Tyndall( Book )

102 editions published between 1187 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1868, soon after the death of Michael Faraday (1791-1867), this short work assesses the discoveries made by a humble bookbinder who became one of the foremost scientific investigators of the nineteenth century. Eminently qualified, John Tyndall (1820-93), who received Faraday's support in taking up the professorship of natural philosophy at the Royal Institution in 1853, gives an informed appraisal of a remarkable scientific career. The protégé of Sir Humphry Davy, Faraday went on to carry out pioneering work in the fields of electromagnetism, diamagnetism and electrolysis. Tyndall focuses here on Faraday's research, describing his influences and how he approached his investigations, although insights into his character are also incorporated: 'Underneath his sweetness and gentleness was the heat of a volcano.' Also reissued in this series are The Life and Letters of Faraday (1870), compiled by Henry Bence Jones, and John Hall Gladstone's Michael Faraday (1872)
Fragments of science; a series of detached essays, addresses, and reviews by John Tyndall( Book )

118 editions published between 1871 and 1970 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forms of water in clouds & rivers, ice & glaciers by John Tyndall( Book )

139 editions published between 1862 and 2013 in English and German and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Tyndall (1820-93) was an Irish physicist who became fascinated by mountaineering after a scientific expedition to Switzerland in 1856. He traversed the summit of the Matterhorn in 1868 and climbed Mount Blanc three times. Alongside this love of mountains was a scientific interest in glaciers and ice formations. Tyndall was also well-regarded for his ability to communicate with the public about science. Many of his books, such as this one, published in 1872 as part of the International Scientific Series, are aimed at the general reader. Tyndall uses this work to explain many aspects of water, beginning with cloud formation and rain before moving on to ice, snow and glaciers. He also discusses the principles behind phenomena ranging from tropical rains to glacial movement. Illustrated and organised into 493 different points under themed headings, this book gives clear explanations of the complexity of the earth's water system
Six lectures on light : delivered in America in 1872-1873 by John Tyndall( Book )

68 editions published between 1873 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Leighlinbridge in Ireland, John Tyndall (1820-93) was a brilliant nineteenth-century experimental physicist and gifted science educator. He worked initially as a draughtsman, then spent a year teaching at an English school before attending the University of Marburg to study physics and chemistry. Tyndall carried out important research on magnetism, light and bacteriology. Among his many significant achievements, he demonstrated the greenhouse effect in Earth's atmospheric gases using absorption spectroscopy. He was a skilled and entertaining educator and as Professor of Natural Philosophy at the Royal Institution he gave many public lectures and demonstrations of science. Published in 1873, this book features six accessible lectures on light. They explore a wide range of ideas in a non-technical way, from basic scientific theories through magnetism and light scattering, to analytical spectroscopy. The book ends with a series of essays on special topics, and includes a detailed index
Hours of exercise in the Alps by John Tyndall( Book )

102 editions published between 1871 and 2011 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Tyndall (1820-93) was a prominent physicist, particularly noted for his studies of thermal radiation and the atmosphere. He was a prolific writer and lecturer, who was able to bring experimental physics to a wide audience. While researching his 1860 work, The Glaciers of the Alps, he became a proficient climber, and this work, first published in 1871, combines climbing expeditions in Switzerland with comments on glaciation and geology. It was extremely popular, with a second edition in the same year, and German and American editions in 1872. He was one of a group of noted Alpinists of the period, making the first ascent of the Weisshorn in Switzerland and finally conquering the Matterhorn in 1868, three years after its first ascent. This account of Victorian climbing expeditions makes fascinating reading, and shows the length an experimental scientist was prepared to go in search of knowledge
New fragments by John Tyndall( Book )

44 editions published between 1892 and 2011 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Leighlinbridge in Ireland, John Tyndall (1820-93) was a brilliant nineteenth-century experimental physicist and gifted science educator. He worked initially as a draughtsman, then spent a year teaching at an English school before attending the University of Marburg to study physics and chemistry. Tyndall carried out important research on magnetism, light and bacteriology. Among his many significant achievements, he demonstrated the greenhouse effect in Earth's atmospheric gases using absorption spectroscopy. He was a skilled and entertaining educator and as Professor of Natural Philosophy at the Royal Institution he gave many public lectures and demonstrations of science. In this engaging potpourri of essays published in 1893, Tyndall's prose enlivens subjects as diverse as the life of Louis Pasteur, observing the Sabbath, the prevention of phthisis (tuberculosis), personal experiences of Alpine mountaineering, and the science of rainbows
Lessons in electricity : at the Royal Institution, 1875-6 by John Tyndall( Book )

47 editions published between 1875 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the floating-matter of the air, in relation to putrefaction and infection by John Tyndall( Book )

44 editions published between 1881 and 2005 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heat considered as a mode of motion : being a course of twelve lectures delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in the season of 1862 by John Tyndall( Book )

95 editions published between 1852 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heat a mode of motion by John Tyndall( Book )

91 editions published between 1867 and 2012 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteen lectures on heat
The glaciers of the Alps. Being a narrative of excursions and ascents, an account of the origin and phenomena of glaciers and an exposition of the physical principles to which they are related by John Tyndall( Book )

47 editions published between 1860 and 2011 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimental researches in electricity by Michael Faraday( Book )

12 editions published between 1912 and 2015 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The culture demanded by modern life : a series of addresses and arguments on the claims of scientific education by Edward Livingston Youmans( Book )

34 editions published between 1867 and 2007 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on light. Delivered in the United States in 1872-'73 by John Tyndall( Book )

22 editions published between 1873 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions to molecular physics in the domain of radiant heat. A series of memoirs published in the 'Philosophical transactions' and 'Philosophical magazine' with additions by John Tyndall( Book )

25 editions published between 1872 and 2014 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First edition of an important collection of memoirs, from Febr. 1861 on, in the field of Tyndall's major work, the effects of solar and heat radiation on atmospheric gases (1860-1870). He then considered the scattering of light particles in the atmosphere (the Tyndall effect) and explained the blue color of the sky (Rayleigh scattering). The scattering of sunlight by dust particles led him to consider means of destroying airborne organic matter by heat . Tyndall is remembered chiefly for his efforts to verify the high absorptive and radiative power of aqueous vapor; to measure the absorption and transmission of heat by many different gasses and liquids . Practical applications of his work in meteorology, fog signaling, and bacteriology were seen within his lifetime. . (DSB)
Researches on diamagnetism and magne-crystallic action, including the question of diamagnetic polarity by John Tyndall( Book )

35 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light and electricity: notes of two courses of lectures before the Royal institution of Great Britain by John Tyndall( Book )

34 editions published between 1871 and 2000 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Address delivered before the British Association assembled at Belfast : with additions by John Tyndall( Book )

31 editions published between 1874 and 2012 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pasteur's and Tyndall's study of spontaneous generation by James Bryant Conant( Book )

4 editions published between 1953 and 1967 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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John Tyndall brit fizikus

John Tyndall britischer Physiker, erklärte als erster, warum der Himmel blau ist (Tyndall-Effekt)

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John Tyndall fisico irlandese

John Tyndall fysicus, o.a. bekend geworden vanwege het broeikaseffect en de verklaring waarom de hemel blauw is.

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The forms of water in clouds & rivers, ice & glaciersLessons in electricity : at the Royal Institution, 1875-6Essays on the floating-matter of the air, in relation to putrefaction and infectionHeat a mode of motionExperimental researches in electricityThe culture demanded by modern life : a series of addresses and arguments on the claims of scientific educationJohn Tyndall, natural philosopher, 1820-1893 : catalogue of correspondence, journals and collected papers