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Life and Letters of James David Forbes (Paperback)

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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 latters Alpine travels and his work and interest in glaciers. In Shairps words, in addition to all of his academic accomplishments, Forbes was also Britains father of Alpine adventure. *Author: Shairp, John Campbell/ Tait, Peter Guthrie/ Adams-Reilly, Anthony *Series Title: Cambridge Library Collection: Physical Sciences (Paperback) *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 612 *Publication Date: 2010/06/10 *Language: English *Dimensions: 5.50 x 8.50 x 1.36 inches


Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9781108014069
SKU 214955778
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1108014062
Release Date 4/28/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0612
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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