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HOURS OF EXERCISE IN THE ALPS John Tyndall 1898 or 1899 US ed Hardcover Very Good-Near Fine 2 Copies Available
By Tyndall, John
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New York, 1898 or 1899 reprint. 473 pp, 7 b/w plates. Half leather with marbled boards. Leather is rubbed at edges, though still very handsome. This nice leather binding was issued by the publisher and is the original binding of this book, it has not been rebound. Very Good to Near Fine. 

Tyndall's most famous book, includes the Weisshorn ascent and attempts on the Matterhorn. Tyndall was Whymper's great rival for the first ascent. 

In this great narrative holds the true experience of a great adventure in the Alps. Beautiful Illustrations include the Jungfrau from Interlaken, Ascent of the Lauwinen-Thor, The Weisshorn from the Riffel, The Matterhorn. The very beautiful illustrations really add to the story in which some contents include: The Lauwinen-Thor, Disaster on the Col Du Geant, The Matterhorn, The Bel Alp, The Weisshorn, Over the Moro, and among many more great topics are touched upon in this great adventure narrative. This is a great mountaineering classic that should be in any library.
 
John Tyndall was born in Ireland as the son of a local constable. Tyndall attended a common primary school and joined the Irish Ordance Survey in 1839. Later he did surveying work in England and worked later worked on railway construction in the boom of the 1840s. In 1847 he began to teach mathematics at Queenwood College Hampshire. In 1848 Tyndall went to study in Germany where he was one of the first British subjects to receive the new PhD at Marburg. His years in Germany while still a young man turned Tyndall into something of a naturphilosophisch romantic pantheist. Tyndall's major scientific work was in atmospheric gases. He also made many useful inventions. In the 1850s he succeeded Faraday in giving popular science lectures at the Royal Institution in London where Tyndall became a lecturer in physics. Tyndall became one of the leading figures in Victorian science; he was a member of the famous X Club along with other notables like T.H. Huxley and Herbert Spencer.
 
In 1874 Tyndall gave his famous Belfast address before the annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. It was one of the most prestigious places from which to pronounce on what men of science should be doing. Tyndall famously used his address to argue for the superior authority of science over religious or non-rationalist explanations. By the time of this address the Association had largely been taken over by the young guard, men like T.H. Huxley and Tyndall. Nevertheless, Tyndall's bold statement for rationalism and natural law was made in Belfast, a stronghold of religious belief then as now and so it was taken as an aggressive attack on religion. The address was popularly believed to advocate materialism as the true philosophy of science. It remains a powerful call for rationalism, consistency, and skepticism. (victorianweb.org).

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