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Scoresby, William 1789-1857

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Works: 185 works in 717 publications in 2 languages and 6,154 library holdings
Genres: Diaries  Portraits  Biography  History  Chronologies  Maps 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree
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American factories and their female operatives : with an appeal on behalf of the British factory population, and suggestions for the improvement of their condition by William Scoresby( Book )

38 editions published between 1845 and 1994 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the Arctic regions : with a history and description of the northern whale-fishery by William Scoresby( Book )

67 editions published between 1820 and 2012 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth century classic on whaling, geography and natural history of northern waters. Appendices include meteorological tables; a chronological list of voyages, 861-1819; list of plants found in Spitsbergen; Acts of Parliament regarding whaling; dimensions of whaling ships; etc
Journal of a voyage to the northern whale-fishery : including researches and discoveries on the eastern coast of West Greenland, made in the summer of 1822, in the ship Baffin of Liverpool by William Scoresby( Book )

62 editions published between 1822 and 2013 in English and German and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1823 by Archibald Constable and Company, Edinburgh. Account of cruise in Greenland Sea and exploration of Scoresbysund and of east Greenland coast between about 69 and 75 degrees N
The Franklin expedition: or, Considerations on measures for the discovery and relief of our absent adventurers in the Arctic regions ... With maps by William Scoresby( Book )

26 editions published between 1850 and 2012 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arctic regions; their situation, appearances, climate, and zoology by William Scoresby( )

17 editions published between 1800 and 1985 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scientific papers of James Prescott Joule by James Prescott Joule( Book )

12 editions published between 1884 and 1969 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir James Prescott Joule (1818–1889) became one of the most significant physicists of the nineteenth century, although his original interest in science was as a hobby and for practical business purposes. The son of a brewer, he began studying heat while investigating how to increase the efficiency of electric motors. His discovery of the relationship between heat and energy contributed to the discovery of the conservation of energy and the first law of thermodynamics. Volume 1 of Joule's scientific papers was published in 1884. It is organised chronologically and reveals the range of Joule's interests and the development of his thought. The topics of the papers include the measurement of heat, voltaic batteries, electromagnets, specific heat, meteorology and thermodynamics. Joule's careful experiments in these areas were fundamental to the development of significant areas of twentieth-century physics, although he was slow to gain recognition from his contemporaries
The whaleman's adventures in the southern ocean by Henry T Cheever( )

19 editions published between 1850 and 1862 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The northern whale-fishery by William Scoresby( )

14 editions published between 1835 and 1850 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A voyage to Spitzbergen : containing an account of that country, of the zoology of the North, of the Shetland Isles, and of the whale fishery by John Laing( )

10 editions published in 1818 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memorials of the sea : my father : being records of the adventurous life of the late William Scoresby, Esq. of Whitby by William Scoresby( )

6 editions published in 1851 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magnetical investigations by William Scoresby( Book )

15 editions published between 1839 and 1972 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of a voyage to Australia and round the world for magnetical research by William Scoresby( Book )

10 editions published between 1859 and 2011 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work by William Scoresby (1789-1857) was edited by Archibald Smith (1813-1872) and published posthumously in 1859. It is the account of Scoresby's final voyage and last scientific study, which took place between February and August 1856. Scoresby made his Australian voyage on board the Royal Charter, owned by the Liverpool and Australia Steam Navigation Company. He wished to observe the changes that take place in the magnetic state of iron ships travelling on a north-to-south magnetic latitude, and to assess how magnetic changes affect the working of a compass so that he could discover the most reliable location for it on board ship. The first part of the work is an exposition of magnetic principles, followed by the results and conclusions of Scoresby's experiments. The second part contains a travel account of the actual voyage. It is a key work of nineteenth-century navigation science
American natural history : Part 1. - Mastology by John D Godman( Book )

4 editions published between 1826 and 1831 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memorials of the sea by William Scoresby( Book )

17 editions published between 1835 and 2014 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arctic regions and the northern whale-fishery by William Scoresby( Book )

15 editions published between 1849 and 1850 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sabbaths in the Arctic regions by William Scoresby( Book )

8 editions published between 1850 and 1985 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The polar ice (1815) ; The North Pole (1828) by William Scoresby( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reprint of two articles: "On the Greenland or polar ice" published in Memoirs of the Wernerian Society, vol. 2, 1815, pp.268-338 and "Remarks on the probability of reaching the North Pole ..." first published in the Edinburgh Philosophical Journal, July 1928
The 1806 log book : concerning the Arctic voyage of Captain William Scoresby by William Scoresby( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduction of original log book of the Scoresbys' (father and son) farthest north sailing record which stood for many years. Records the day-to-day incidents of a typical wooden sailing ship engaged in the commercial enterprise of the Greenland whale fishery
The Arctic whaling journals of William Scoresby the younger by William Scoresby( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arctic Whaling Journals of William Scoresby the Younger is the first of three projected volumes of the unpublished journals kept by William Scoresby (1789-1857) of his voyages to the Arctic. Scoresby made his first voyage in the whaler Resolution from Whitby to the Greenland Sea, west of Spitsbergen, in 1800 and in 1810, on his twenty-first birthday, 'the earliest at which, by reason of age, I could legally hold a command', his father relinquished the Resolution to him. A brief spell at Edinburgh University, and the encouragement of John Playfair, Robert Jameson and Sir Joseph Banks, stimu
American natural history. by John D Godman( Book )

2 editions published in 1846 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Routledge, William Scoresby

Scoresby.

Scoresby Routledge, William

Scoresby, W.

Scoresby, W. 1789-1857 Jr

Scoresby, W., Jr., 1789-1857

Scoresby, William 1789-1857 der Jüngere

Scoresby, William 1789-1857 jun

Scoresby, William 1789-1857 Junior

Scoresby, William der Jüngere 1789-1857

Scoresby, William jun. 1789-1857

Scoresby, William Junior 1789-1857

William Scoresby Brits ontdekkingsreiziger (1789-1857)

William Scoresby engelsk upptäcktsresande

William Scoresby englischer Seefahrer und Forscher

William Scoresby esploratore e scienziato britannico

William Scoresby explorador británico

William Scoresby explorador de l'Àrtic anglès, científic i clergue

Скорезби, Виллиам

Скорсби, Уильям

Уилям Скорсби

ویلیام اسکورسبی

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威廉.索克斯比

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