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The life of Lord Kelvin

Author: Silvanus P Thompson
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Chelsea Pub. Co., ©1976.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Thompson, Silvanus P. (Silvanus Phillips), 1851-1916.
Life of Lord Kelvin.
New York, N.Y. : Chelsea Pub. Co., ©1976
(OCoLC)707694207
Named Person: William Thomson Kelvin, Baron; William Thomson Kelvin, baron; William Thomson Kelvin; William Thomson Kelvin, Baron
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Silvanus P Thompson
OCLC Number: 1991215
Notes: Originally published in 1910 under title: The life of William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of Largs.
Description: 2 volumes (xx, 1297 pages, 14 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: V. 1. Childhood, and upbringing at Glasgow --
Cambridge --
Post-graduate studies at Paris and Peterhouse --
The Glasgow chair --
The young professor --
Thermodynamics --
The laboratory --
The Atlantic telegraph : failure --
Strenuous years --
The epoch-making treatise --
The Atlantic telegraph : success --
Labour and sorrow --
The geological controversy --
Later telegraphic work : the siphon recorder--V.2. The "lalla rookh", the British association, and the "hooper" --
In the 'seventies --
Navigation : the compass and the sounding machine --
Gyrostatics and wave motion --
In the 'eighties --
The Baltimore lectures --
Gathering up the threads --
The peerage --
The jubilee : retirement --
The great comprehensive theory --
Views and opinions --
The closing years.
Other Titles: Life of William Thomson, baron Kelvin of Largs
Responsibility: by Silvanus P. Thompson.

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