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Hours of Exercise in the Alps

By: John Tyndall
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Hours of Exercise in the Alps" by John Tyndall is a captivating memoir that documents Tyndall's exhilarating mountaineering adventures amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Alps. Through vivid prose and personal anecdotes, Tyndall recounts his thrilling experiences exploring the rugged terrain, scaling majestic peaks, and immersing himself in the awe-inspiring beauty of nature. As a pioneering mountaineer and scientist, Tyndall's narrative transcends mere travelogue, offering readers a glimpse into the profound connections between adventure, exercise, and the natural world. His reflections on the challenges and triumphs of climbing in the Alps reveal a deep appreciation for the physical and mental demands of mountaineering. From the serene valleys to the towering summits, Tyndall's memoir captures the essence of Alpine exploration, inviting readers to embark on a journey of discovery and self-discovery. Whether navigating treacherous slopes or marveling at panoramic vistas, Tyndall's encounters with the Alps are imbued with a sense of wonder and reverence for the untamed beauty of the mountains. "Hours of Exercise in the Alps" is a testament to Tyndall's passion for adventure and his profound reverence for the natural world, making it an inspiring read for outdoor enthusiasts and armchair travelers alike.

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John Tyndall

John Tyndall FRS was an important 19th-century Irish physicist. His scientific prominence developed in the 1850s as a result of his research into diamagnetism. Later, he produced discoveries in the fields of infrared radiation and air physical characteristics, establishing the link between atmospheric CO2 and what is now known as the greenhouse effect in 1859. Tyndall also authored over a dozen science books that introduced a large number of people to cutting-edge 19th-century experimental physics. From 1853 to 1887, he taught physics at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1868. Tyndall was born at Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow, Ireland. His father was a local police constable, descended from Gloucestershire emigrants who arrived in southeast Ireland around 1670. Tyndall attended the local schools (Ballinabranna Primary School) in County Carlow until his late teens and was most likely an assistant teacher near the conclusion of his tenure there. Technical drawing and mathematics were particularly important subjects in school, with some applications to land surveying. In his late teens, he was engaged as a draftsman by the Ordnance Survey of Ireland in 1839, and he later went to the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain in 1842.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 258pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362764660
  • ISBN-13: 9789362764669
  • Item Weight: 335.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 14.4mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Travel / General