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John Tyndall (1820-1893) is one of Ireland's greatest scientists and educators. Amongst his many achievements, he is best known for the explanation of why the sky is blue - the scattering of light by small particles suspended in the atmosphere. This colour is described as Tyndall Blue. He was also a gifted public lecturer, an avid promoter of the public understanding of science, and a famous mountaineer. Beside that Tyndall was one of the first scientists to recognise the earth's natural greenhouse effect and to identify the relative radiative forcing values of the different greenhouse gases. In 1853 he was appointed Professor of Natural Philosophy at the Royal Institution in London and began to work beside Michael Faraday. He succeeded Faraday as Superintendent in 1862.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.37" Weight: 0.46 lbs.
Release Date Feb 9, 2007
Publisher VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K.
ISBN 3836400731 ISBN13 9783836400732
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More About John Tyndall
John Tyndall resides in London, Ontario. His publications include Thirteen Poems: From the Bruce Peninsula (1974), Howlcat Fugues. This book was also chosen by the Library Journal as one of the ten best small-press poetry books of 1976. His first book published by Black Moss was titled Free Rein (2001). His poems have also appeared on thespoken-word CD entitled Souwesto Words: 25 Poets In Southwestern Ontario, Canada (1999) and in the anthologies That Sign of Perfection, Losers First, I Want to Be the Poet of Your Kneecaps, Henry's Creature, and Following the Plough.. Tyndall's poetry has been praised in the University of Toronto Quarterly for its "strange iridescent language," and by the Library Journal for its "surrealistic melding of poetry and art."