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The Glaciers of the Alps

Being a narrative of excursions and ascents, etc.

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Author: John Tyndall
Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 145,486 / 430 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.9
LoC Category: QE
Downloads: 984
Added to site: 2010.11.02
mnybks.net#: 29437
Origin: gutenberg.org

Including an account of the origin and phenomena of glaciers and an exposition of the physical principles to which they are related.

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The Sun emits a multitude of Non-luminous Rays; Rays of Heat differ from rays of Light as one colour differs from another; the same ray may produce the sensations of light and heat

3.--Qualities of Heat. 241

Heat a kind of Motion; system of exchanges; Luminous and Obscure Heat; Absorption by Gases; gases may be transparent to light, but opaque to heat; Heat selected from luminous sources; the Atmosphere acts the part of a Ratchet-wheel; possible heat of a Distant Planet; causes of Cold in the upper strata of the Earth's Atmosphere

4.--Origin of Glaciers. 248

Application of principles; the Snow-line; its meaning; waters piled annually in a solid form on the summits of the hills; the Glaciers furnish the chief means of escape; superior and inferior snow-line

5. 249

Whiteness of snow; whiteness of ice; Round air-bubbles; melting and freezing; Conversion of snow into ice by Pressure

6.--Colour of Water and Ice. 253

Waves of Ether not entangled; they

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