“Whoever, in the pursuit of science, seeks after immediate practical utility may rest assured that he seeks in vain.” — Academic Discourse (Heidelberg 1862)[
As a manner of keeping perspective on science and its advancements, the Harvard Classics included a series of lectures given by multiple fathers of various aspects of science. One of these was from Hermann Von Helmotz. He died on September 8, 1894. In respect for this great man, we will cover his work on ice and glaciers.
This particular lecture can be read here:
A look at the science of ice and glaciers can be viewed here: