Written with the aim of elevating the character of science in popular literature, this book comprises work on the various forms of water written by contemporary leading thinkers from around the world. Comprising a plethora of treatise outlining the latest advances of thought, this comprehensive text provides an astounding introduction to the science of water that will interest aspiring scientists and historians alike. From Icicles to Atomic Poles, the information contained within its pages make this book a worthy addition to any library. John Tyndall was a renowned physicist in the 19th century, gaining fame initially through his study of diamagnetism and later through his ground-breaking discoveries in the field of infrared radiation. Originally published in 1872, this book is proudly republished with an introductory biography of the author.