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The Victorian dynamo

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Science  22 Jun 2018:
Vol. 360, Issue 6395, pp. 1307
DOI: 10.1126/science.aat6293

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In his day, the Victorian physicist and science popularizer John Tyndall was as famous and controversial a figure as Charles Darwin. Unlike Darwin, Tyndall slipped into obscurity following his death in 1893. A lively, charismatic figure, Tyndall left behind a copious correspondence and an engagingly written journal, all of which has been exploited by Roland Jackson in a long-awaited biography.