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Barrow, John Sir 1764-1848

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Works: 408 works in 1,681 publications in 5 languages and 13,057 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Naval history  Personal narratives  Fiction  Sources  Chronologies  Military history 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Author of introduction, Editor, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Illustrator
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The eventful history of the mutiny and piratical seizure of H.M.S. Bounty, its causes and consequences by John Barrow( )

40 editions published between 1831 and 2012 in English and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A must-read for true-crime buffs and fans of maritime history, The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty: Its Cause and Consequences is widely recognized as the most detailed historical account of the mutiny on the Bounty that has spawned dozens of novels, movies, and other pop-culture retellings
The mutiny of the Bounty by John Barrow( Book )

30 editions published between 1831 and 1997 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meat-eating dinosaurs challenge the plant-eating dinosaurs to a hockey match
A description of Pitcairn's island and its inhabitants. With an authentic account of the mutiny of the ship Bounty, and of the subsequent fortunes of the mutineers by John Barrow( Book )

36 editions published between 1832 and 1972 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abrégé chronologique ou Histoire des découvertes faites par les Européens dans les différentes parties du monde extrait des relations les plus exactes & des voyageurs les plus véridiques by John Barrow( Book )

95 editions published between 1766 and 1983 in French and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilation de récits de voyages, depuis Christophe Collomb (xxxx) à Dodington (1755). D'après la préf. du trad., ce recueil, qui contient des récits de navigateurs, est en quelque sorte le complément du recueil de l'abbé de Prévost qui contient aussi et surtout les "voyages de terre". Dans la forme abrégée de Barrow, ces récits "sont dégagés des variations de l'aiguille aimentée, des journaux minutieux de tous les changements de temps, & de beaucoup d'autres parties, très-bonnes pour instruire des navigateurs ; mais inutiles pour ceux qui ne veulent pas entreprendre de faire les mêmes voyages." (vol. 5, p. III)
Travels in China, containing descriptions, observations, and comparisons, made and collected in the course of a short residence at the imperial palace of Yuen-min-yuen, and on a subsequent journey through the country from Pekin to Canton by John Barrow( Book )

55 editions published between 1804 and 2010 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1792, a British embassy headed by Earl Macartney travelled from Peking (Beijing), China, to Canton (Guangzou) with the aim of improving trade with China. The complete account of the mission was recorded by the Earl's private secretary, Sir John Barrow, in Travels in China (1804), a work intended to 'shew this extraordinary people in their proper colours' as well as to 'divest the court of the tinsel and tawdry varish' which Barrow thought that missionary accounts promoted. Both a paean to British imperial ambitions and a compelling example of early nineteenth-century travel literature, Travels in China presents an account of Chinese government, trade, industry, and cultural and religious practices through the eyes of one of England's most ardent expansionists. Barrow would go on to write an account of the mutiny on H.M.S. Bounty (1831), but Travels in China remained by far the more significant work in his lifetime
A chronological history of voyages into the Arctic regions : undertaken chiefly for the purpose of discovering a north-east, north-west, or polar passage between the Atlantic and Pacific, from the earliest periods of Scandinavian navigation, to the departure of the recent expeditions, under the orders of Captains Ross and Buchan by John Barrow( Book )

52 editions published between 1818 and 2011 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reprint of publication published in 1818 by John Murray, London. From the Norse voyages to the departure in 1818 of Captains Ross and Buchan; two appendices on Buchan's expedition into Newfoundland and on Maldonado's supposed voyage
The mutiny & piratical seizure of H.M.S. Bounty by John Barrow( Book )

42 editions published between 1831 and 2012 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Barrow's classic account of the famous mutiny on the H.M.S. Bounty. Barrow critically analyses the evidence of the events taken from the original documents, such as the ship's logs
A memoir of the life of Peter the Great by John Barrow( Book )

41 editions published between 1832 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of George, Lord Anson, admiral of the fleet, vice-admiral of Great Britain, and first lord commissioner of the admiralty, previous to and during, the seven years' war by John Barrow( Book )

34 editions published between 1839 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire chronologique des voyages vers le pôle arctique by John Barrow( Book )

36 editions published between 1818 and 1985 in French and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Richard, earl Howe, K.G., admiral of the fleet, and general of marines by John Barrow( Book )

25 editions published between 1828 and 2013 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard, Earl Howe (1726-99) participated in some of the Royal Navy's most significant conflicts. As captain of the Dunkirk, he fired the first shots of the Seven Years' War off the eastern coast of North America in 1755. After being forced to juggle the demands of the American Revolutionary War with the British government's reluctance to put the ships he needed at his disposal, he resigned his command of the North American Station, but later made a comeback, masterminding the battle against the French on the 'Glorious First of June' in 1794. Prolific author Sir John Barrow (1764-1848) drew on more than 400 of Howe's personal letters in preparing this substantial biography, first published in 1838. Several of Barrow's other works have also been reissued in this series, including his autobiography and accounts of the early years of polar exploration
Sketches of the Royal Society and Royal Society Club. With a new index by John Barrow( Book )

34 editions published between 1848 and 2012 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Barrow (1764-1848) was a distinguished British government diplomat whose career took him to China and Africa, and who in forty years as Secretary to the Admiralty was responsible for promoting Arctic and Antarctic exploration. A close friend of Sir Joseph Banks, he served on the Council of the Royal Society and as President of the Royal Geographical Society. Sketches of the Royal Society and Royal Society Club was published posthumously in 1849, as a supplement to Barrow's autobiography (also published in this series). It consists of a brief history of the societies, followed by a series of memoirs of presidents of the Royal Society of Barrow's time, and of other leading members of the Society and the Royal Society Club, the elite dining club associated with it. The biographies provide abundant evidence of the central importance of the Royal Society to scientific life in nineteenth-century Britain
Some account of the public life, and a selection from the unpublished writings, of the Earl of Macartney ; the latter consisting of extracts from an account of the Russian empire: a sketch of the political history of Ireland: and a journal of an embassy from the king of Great Britain to the Emperor of China : with an appendix to each volume by John Barrow( Book )

26 editions published between 1807 and 2016 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Macartney (1737-1806) had a long and distinguished political and diplomatic career. He held the post of Secretary for Ireland, was successively governor of Grenada, Madras and the Cape Colony, and served as trade envoy to Russia and China. The son of an Irish landowner, Macartney rose in his profession through diligent diplomacy, perseverance, ambition and integrity; he gradually advanced in both the British and Irish peerage. This two-volume biography by Sir John Barrow, who had accompanied Macartney to China and the Cape, was first published in 1807, and draws heavily on official documents from Macartney's periods in office. Volume 2 contains substantial extracts from Macartney's writings on Russia and China, giving frank and wide-ranging accounts of the countries, their customs and their governments that provide valuable primary source material for historians of the eighteenth century. It also contains Macartney's sketch of the political history of Ireland
A description of pocket and magazine cases of mathematical drawing instruments : in which is explained the use of each instrument, ... Illustrated with copper-plates. By J. Barrow by John Barrow( )

8 editions published between 1792 and 1809 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A voyage to Cochinchina by John Barrow( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Peter the Great by John Barrow( Book )

27 editions published between 1839 and 1903 in English and Czech and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The eventful history of the mutiny and piratical seizure of H.M.S. Bounty, its causes and consequences
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The mutiny of the BountyAn account of travels into the interior of southern Africa, in the years 1797 and 1798 : including cursory observations on the geology and geography of the southern part of that continent : the natural history of such objects as occurred in the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms : and sketches of the physical and moral characters of the various tribes of inhabitants surrounding the settlement of the Cape of Good Hope. To which is annexed, a description of the present state, population, and produce of that extensive colony : with a map constructed entirely from actual observations made in the course of the travelsTravels in China, containing descriptions, observations, and comparisons, made and collected in the course of a short residence at the imperial palace of Yuen-min-yuen, and on a subsequent journey through the country from Pekin to CantonA chronological history of voyages into the Arctic regions : undertaken chiefly for the purpose of discovering a north-east, north-west, or polar passage between the Atlantic and Pacific, from the earliest periods of Scandinavian navigation, to the departure of the recent expeditions, under the orders of Captains Ross and BuchanVoyages of discovery and research within the Arctic regions, from the year 1818 to the present time : under the command of the several naval officers employed by sea and land in search of a North-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; with two attempts to reach the North pole. Abridged and arranged from the official narratives, with occasional remarksA memoir of the life of Peter the GreatThe life of George, Lord Anson, admiral of the fleet, vice-admiral of Great Britain, and first lord commissioner of the admiralty, previous to and during, the seven years' warSketches of the Royal Society and Royal Society Club. With a new index
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