Life and Letters of James David Forbes

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Cambridge University Press, 2010 M06 10 - 612 páginas
First published in 1873, this co-authored biography of the Scottish physicist, Alpine explorer, and university leader James David Forbes (1809-1868) includes extracts from Forbes' letters. John Campbell Shairp, Forbes' successor as principal of the United College of the University of St Andrews, writes of Forbes' personal, family, and professional life, including his years at St Andrews. Forbes' student and his successor in the Natural Philosophy chair at the University of Edinburgh, Peter Guthrie Tait, himself an accomplished mathematical physicist who co-wrote, with Lord Kelvin, Treatise on Natural Philosophy (1867), discusses Forbes' scientific achievements and contributions. A. Adams-Reilly, a celebrated Irish mountaineer, cartographer, and friend of Forbes, writes of the latter's Alpine travels and his work and interest in glaciers. In Shairp's words, in addition to all of his academic accomplishments, Forbes was also Britain's 'father of Alpine adventure'.
 

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AU0U8TE BALM AT 552
5
CHAPTER II
20
YOUTHFUL TRAVELS
35
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
43
CHAPTER IV
54
PROFESSORIAL LIFE
93
CHAPTER VI
112
CHAPTER VII
160
FAILURE OF HEALTH
353
THE DIRT BANDS OF THE MER DE GLACE
364
CHAPTER XII
366
LIFE IN ST ANDREWS
394
CHAPEL AND SPIES OF ST SALVATORs COLLEGE ST ANDREWS
404
CHAPTER XIII
438
CHAPTER XIV
457
CHAPTER XV
492

ALPINE TItAVSLS 18411842
256
PORTRAIT OF LADY FORBES 4
274
CHAPTER X
296
APPENDIX
521
APPENDIX
544
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