Jonathan Parry: John Tyndall’s Ascent, 21 March 2019
Show More The Ascent of John Tyndall: Victorian Scientist, Mountaineer and Public Intellectual by Roland Jackson.
Oxford, 556 pp., £25, March 2018, 978 0 19 878895 9Show More
“... join him in Germany and study for a PhD, using his savings from railway surveying. In Marburg, he rose at 5 a.m., sitting in the cold in a dressing gown lined with cat fur, and worked on German, physics, chemistry and maths until ten at night. Having finished his dissertation on screw surfaces by early 1850, he discovered a more promising research area: the ...”