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Wright, Thomas 1809-1884

Overview
Works: 57 works in 226 publications in 2 languages and 875 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  Prayers and devotions  History  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QE701, 563.9
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Most widely held works by Thomas Wright
Outlines of comparative physiology : touching the structure and development of the races of animals, living and extinct : for the use of schools and colleges by Louis Agassiz( Book )

29 editions published between 1851 and 1967 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monograph on the British fossil Echinodermata from the Cretaceous formations by Thomas Wright( Book )

32 editions published between 1864 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Wright (1809-84) was a leading nineteenth-century monographer of the Mesozoic echinoderms ('spiny-skinned animals') of the British Isles. The task of describing the British Cretaceous echinoids (sea urchins) was originally to be undertaken by Edward Forbes (1815-54), but his untimely death thrust the responsibility onto Wright. This project was made the more difficult when the accumulated specimens of Forbes disappeared after his death. Fortunately, the British Cretaceous is particularly rich in echinoids which have always been attractive to collectors, so many other sources were available for study. In particular, this work is dominated by the sea urchins of the Chalk, which are diverse, commonly well preserved and sometimes bizarre in morphology. Originally published in ten parts between 1864 and 1882, Wright's text is further enhanced by a suite of fine lithographic plates, mainly by Charles R. Bone (1808-75), who unfortunately died before completion of the project
Monograph on the British fossil Echinodermata of the oolitic formations by Thomas Wright( Book )

21 editions published between 1855 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monograph on the Lias Ammonites of the British islands by Thomas Wright( Book )

28 editions published between 1878 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to geology, and its associate sciences : mineralogy, fossil botany and conchology, and palæontology by G. F Richardson( Book )

18 editions published between 1851 and 1869 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monograph on the British fossil Echinodermata of the Oolitic formations by Thomas Wright( )

13 editions published between 1855 and 2015 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urged by his colleague Edward Forbes, Thomas Wright (1809-84) devoted himself to completing this monograph of the echinoderms ('spiny-skinned animals') of Britain's Oolitic formations. These would be referred to as Middle Jurassic by the modern geologist. This is a notable contribution, describing as it does the echinoderms following a major stratigraphic gap. In the British Isles, apart from some minor occurrences in the Permian and Lower Jurassic, echinoderms are almost entirely absent from the Lower Carboniferous (Mississippian), a period we now know to represent 150 million years. Although common and diverse elsewhere during this interval, the British Oolitic echinoderms show many changes from those of the Mississippian. Wright's two-volume monograph includes thorough descriptions and locality details, all supported by beautiful plates. Volume 1, originally published in four parts between 1857 and 1861, considers the many and varied echinoids (sea urchins) of the Middle Jurassic
A monograph on the British fossil echinodermata of the Oolitic Formations by Thomas Wright( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urged by his colleague Edward Forbes, Thomas Wright (1809-84) devoted himself to completing this monograph of the echinoderms ('spiny-skinned animals') of Britain's Oolitic formations. These would be referred to as Middle Jurassic by the modern geologist. This is a notable contribution, describing as it does the echinoderms following a major stratigraphic gap. In the British Isles, apart from some minor occurrences in the Permian and Lower Jurassic, echinoderms are almost entirely absent from the Lower Carboniferous (Mississippian), a period we now know to represent 150 million years. Although common and diverse elsewhere during this interval, the British Oolitic echinoderms show many changes from those of the Mississippian. Wright's two-volume monograph includes thorough descriptions and locality details, all supported by beautiful plates. Volume 2, originally published in three parts between 1863 and 1880, considers those most beautiful of invertebrates, the asteroids (starfishes) and ophiuroids (brittle stars) of the Middle Jurassic
Monograph on the lias ammonites of the british islands : volume 1, parts 1-4 by Thomas Wright( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Thomas Wright (1809-84) pursued medical, anatomical and surgical studies, and from 1832 spent the rest of his life in Cheltenham, where he worked as a medical officer and as surgeon to the Cheltenham General Hospital and Dispensary. The fossils he collected from the Jurassic rocks of the neighbourhood led him to publish a series of works, including monographs on the British Jurassic and Cretaceous echinoids (also reissued in this series). Reissued in two volumes, the present work originally appeared in eight parts between 1878 and 1886. Wright died before the final part was completed; this was accomplished from his notes by Thomas Wiltshire. As well as descriptions of fossils, there is a comprehensive stratigraphic section, an account of 'the structure and classification of the Cephalopoda', and a comprehensive 'analysis of the families and genera of the fossil Cephalopoda' by Wiltshire. The work contains nearly ninety exquisite lithographic plates
Monograph on the lias ammonites of the british islands : volume 2, parts 5-8 by Thomas Wright( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The Morning and Evening Sacrifice; or, prayers for private persons and families. [By Thomas Wright.]] by Thomas Wright( Book )

6 editions published between 1822 and 2016 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Keux's memorials of Cambridge : a series of views of the colleges, halls, and public buildings by Thomas Wright( Book )

in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El mundo submarino by Thomas Wright( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monograph on the Lias Ammonites of the British islands, Volume 2 by Thomas Wright( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Thomas Wright (1809-84) pursued medical, anatomical and surgical studies, and from 1832 spent the rest of his life in Cheltenham, where he worked as a medical officer and as surgeon to the Cheltenham General Hospital and Dispensary. The fossils he collected from the Jurassic rocks of the neighbourhood led him to publish a series of works, including monographs on the British Jurassic and Cretaceous echinoids (also reissued in this series). Reissued in two volumes, the present work originally appeared in eight parts between 1878 and 1886. Wright died before the final part was completed; this was accomplished from his notes by Thomas Wiltshire. As well as descriptions of fossils, there is a comprehensive stratigraphic section, an account of 'the structure and classification of the Cephalopoda', and a comprehensive 'analysis of the families and genera of the fossil Cephalopoda' by Wiltshire. The work contains nearly ninety exquisite lithographic plates
Monograph on the British fossil echinodermata of the oolitic formations by Thomas Wright( Book )

3 editions published in 1880 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the geology of strath, skye by Archibald Geikie( Book )

2 editions published in 1857 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Echinoidea by Thomas Wright( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Wright (1809-84) was a leading nineteenth-century monographer of the Mesozoic echinoderms ('spiny-skinned animals') of the British Isles. The task of describing the British Cretaceous echinoids (sea urchins) was originally to be undertaken by Edward Forbes (1815-54), but his untimely death thrust the responsibility onto Wright. This project was made the more difficult when the accumulated specimens of Forbes disappeared after his death. Fortunately, the British Cretaceous is particularly rich in echinoids which have always been attractive to collectors, so many other sources were available for study. In particular, this work is dominated by the sea urchins of the Chalk, which are diverse, commonly well preserved and sometimes bizarre in morphology. Originally published in ten parts between 1864 and 1882, Wright's text is further enhanced by a suite of fine lithographic plates, mainly by Charles R. Bone (1808-75), who unfortunately died before completion of the project
Monograph on the British Fossil Echinodermata from the Oolitic Formations by Thomas Wright( Book )

4 editions published between 1856 and 1860 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the correlation of the jurassic rocks, in the department of the Côte-d'Or, France, with the oolitic formations in the counties of Gloucester and Wilts, England by Thomas Wright( Book )

3 editions published in 1872 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monograph on the British fossil Echinodermata from the cretaceous formations. by Thomas Wright by Thomas Wright( )

1 edition published in 1908 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Thomas Wright Brits paleontoloog (1809-1884)

Thomas Wright schottischer Arzt und Paläontologe

Wright, T. 1809-1884

Wright, T. (Thomas), 1809-1884

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