THE FORMS OF WATER: in Clouds & Rivers, Ice & Glaciers by John Tyndall 1896
THE FORMS OF WATER: in Clouds and Rivers, Ice and Glaciers. By John Tyndall, with Thirty-Five Illustrations Drawn and Engraved Under the Direction of the Author, Published by D. Appleton and Co., New York, 1896.
International Scientific Series
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 published 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, this book gives clear explanations of the complexity of the earth's water system.
Nice marbled boards with leather at spine & corners. Moderate heavy rubbing at spine edge with a light split at one edge & frayed top/bottom spine edge. Secure binding with clean pages. About 8 x 5-1/2 with 196 pages (some uncut). Illustrated.