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54 manuscript pages and four plates showing diagrams of glacier shapes and a map of the Mer de Glace.

Subject: Geology / Physics

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Illustrations of the viscous theory of glacier motion. -Part II. An attempt to establish by observation the plasticity of glacier ice'.

Written by Forbes in Edinburgh. Received by the Royal Society on 28 July 1845. Read 15 January 1846.

Abstract published in Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society of London], Volume 5, 1851.

Reference number
PT/30/12
Earliest possible date
01 July 1845
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
57 pages
Format
Manuscript

Creator name

James David Forbes

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James David Forbes, Paper, 'On the viscous theory of glacier motion, Part II. An attempt to establish by observation the plasticity of glacier ice' by James D [David] Forbes, 01 July 1845, PT/30/12, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pt_30_12/paper-on-the-viscous-theory-of-glacier-motion-part-ii-an-attempt-to-establish-by-observation-the-plasticity-of-glacier-ice-by-james-d-david-forbes, accessed on 20 April 2024

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