Six Lectures on Light; delivered in America 1872-1873.
by TYNDALL, John (1820-1893).
London:: Longmans, Green, 1873., 1873. 8vo. xiii, 277, , , 32 pp. Lithographic frontispiece ("Plumes produced by the crystallization of water" after a photo by Professor Lockett), 59 figures, index, publisher's ads. Original mauve blind- and gilt-stamped cloth; extremities worn, some kozo repairs. Embossed stamp "Presentation by the Publisher" on title. Inscribed "To Eddie with best wishes, J.B.T.[?], London 11th March 1896". Good. "Tyndall's primary contributions were. . .[among other things]. . . the design of experiments which increased the deflections of the galvanometer by two orders of magnitude from the earlier measurements for double refraction (by Knoblauch) and the Faraday effect (by de la Provostaye and Desains). Tyndall's presentation of the subject begins under the heading "The Identity of Light and Radiant Heat" in his 1873 tutorial book Six Lectures on Light." – James W. Gentry; Lin Jui-Chen (1996), "The Legacy of John Tyndall in Aerosol Science". Journal of Aerosol Science, 27: S503–S504.
(Inventory #: S13239)
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