'Glaciers of The Alps'

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    Writer, 1860-1874, Tyndall, J (1860). The Glaciers of the Alps: Being a Narrative of Excursions and Ascents, an Account of the Origin and Phenomenoma of Glaciers and an Exposition of the Physical Principles to which they are related.

    Tyndall wrote and published over thirty books to his credit. His first published book was called 'Glaciers of the Alps'. This book was mainly based on the origins of glaciers and how they are formed. (4.) Having thus accounted for the greater cold of the higher atmospheric regions, its consequences are next to be considered. One of these is, that clouds formed in the lower portions of the atmosphere, in warm and temperate latitudes, usually discharge themselves upon earth as rain. (248.)
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