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Quetelet, Adolphe 1796-1874

Works: 941 works in 2,287 publications in 6 languages and 10,419 library holdings
Genres: History  Vital statistics  Bio-bibliography  Biography  Census data  Maps  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Honoree, Editor, Recipient, Correspondent, Adapter, Dedicatee, Author of introduction
Classifications: HM55, 509
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A treatise on man and the development of his faculties. A facsim. reproduction of the English translation of 1842 by Adolphe Quetelet( Book )

47 editions published between 1842 and 2014 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Belgian polymath Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet (1796-1874) pioneered social statistics. Applying his training in mathematics to the physical and psychological dimensions of individuals, he identified the 'average man' as characterised by the mean values of measured variables that follow a normal distribution. He believed that comparing the features of individuals against this average would allow scientists to better explore the processes that determine normal and abnormal qualities. Quetelet's methods influenced many, among them Florence Nightingale, and his simple measure for classifying a person's weight, dividing it by the square of their height, is widely known as the body mass index. First published in French in 1835 and reissued here in the 1842 English translation, this is his most influential work and includes a new preface that succinctly states his aim to be 'the analysis of normal man through his actions and of intellectual man through his productions'
Sur l'homme et le développement de se facultés, ou, Essai de physique sociale by Adolphe Quetelet( )

59 editions published between 1835 and 2017 in French and English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Du système social et des lois qui le régissent by Adolphe Quetelet( )

32 editions published between 1848 and 1981 in French and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An act of tender compassion is given (and repaid) in secret during an icy winter night
Lettres à S.A.R. le duc régnant de Saxe-Coburg et Gotha, sur la théorie des probabilités, appliquée aux sciences morales et politiques by Adolphe Quetelet( )

24 editions published between 1846 and 2018 in French and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Rory begins to lose the passion for making art that she shares with her father after she finds him kissing his female model and fears for the safety of her parents' marriage
Recherches statistiques sur le royaume des Pays-Bas by Adolphe Quetelet( )

27 editions published between 1829 and 2016 in French and Undetermined and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: In this impressive synthesis, William Harris narrates the history of the sectarian communities of Mount Lebanon and its vicinity. He offers a fresh perspective on the antecedents of modern multi-communal Lebanon, tracing the consolidation of Lebanon's Christian, Muslim, and Islamic derived sects from their origins between the sixth and eleventh centuries. The identities of Maronite Christians, Twelver Shia Muslims, and Druze, the mountain communities, developed alongside assertions of local chiefs under external powers from the Umayyads to the Ottomans. The chiefs began interacting in a common arena when Druze lord Fakhr al-Din Ma'n achieved domination of the mountain within the Ottoman imperial framework in the early seventeenth century
Letters addressed to H.R.H. the Grand Duke of Saxe Coburg and Gotha, on the theory of probabilities, as applied to the moral and political sciences by Adolphe Quetelet( )

20 editions published between 1849 and 2005 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physique sociale, ou, Essai sur le développement des facultés de l'homme by Adolphe Quetelet( Book )

40 editions published between 1869 and 1997 in French and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When best friends Lucy, Elena, and Michael receive their summer reading list, they are excited to see To Kill A Mockingbird included. But not everyone in their class shares the same enthusiasm. So they hatch a plot to get the entire town talking about the well-known Harper Lee classic"--
Anthropométrie ou Mesure des différentes facultés de l'homme by Adolphe Quetelet( Book )

39 editions published between 1870 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sciences mathématiques et physiques chez les Belges : au commencement du XIXe siècle by Adolphe Quetelet( Book )

23 editions published between 1866 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire des sciences mathématiques et physiques chez les Belges by Adolphe Quetelet( Book )

31 editions published between 1864 and 1971 in French and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adolphe Quetelet's Research on the propensity for crime at different ages by Adolphe Quetelet( Book )

11 editions published between 1831 and 1984 in French and English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recherches sur la population, les naissances, les décès, les prisons, les dépôts de mendicité, etc. : dans le royaume des Pays-Bas by Adolphe Quetelet( )

15 editions published between 1827 and 2017 in French and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bringing together characters from Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, this thrilling conclusion to Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction trilogy confirms the ultimate endurance of humanity, community, and love. Months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity, Toby and Ren have rescued their friend Amanda from the vicious Painballers. They return to the MaddAddamite cob house, which is being fortified against man and giant Pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasihuman species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake. While their reluctant prophet, Jimmy--Crake's one-time friend--recovers from a debilitating fever, it's left to Toby to narrate the Craker theology, with Crake as Creator. She must also deal with cultural misunderstandings, terrible coffee, and her jealousy over her lover, Zeb. Meanwhile, Zeb searches for Adam One, founder of the God's Gardeners, the pacifist green religion from which Zeb broke years ago to lead the MaddAddamites in active resistance against the destructive CorpSeCorps. Now, under threat of an imminent Painballer attack, the MaddAddamites must fight back with the aid of their newfound allies, some of whom have four trotters. At the center is the extraordinary story of Zeb's past, which involves a lost brother, a hidden murder, a bear, and a bizarre act of revenge. Combining adventure, humor, romance, superb storytelling, and an imagination that is at once dazzlingly inventive and grounded in a recognizable world, MaddAddam is vintage Margaret Atwood, and a moving and dramatic conclusion to her internationally celebrated dystopian trilogy"--
Recherches sur la reproduction et la mortalité de l'homme aux différens âges, et sur la population de la Belgique by Adolphe Quetelet( )

10 editions published in 1832 in French and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recherches statistiques by Adolphe Quetelet( )

14 editions published between 1844 and 2005 in French and English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sur la possibilité de mesurer l'influence des causes qui modifient les élémens sociaux : lettre à m. Villermé de l'Institut de France, etc. by Adolphe Quetelet( )

13 editions published in 1832 in French and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Puisque les crimes qui se commettent annuellement semblent être un résultat nécessaire de notre organisation sociale, et que le nombre n'en peut diminuer sans que les causes qui les amènent ne soient préalablement modifiées, c'est aux législateurs à reconnaître ces causes et à les faire disparaître autant que possible..."
Sur la statistique morale et les principes qui doivent en former la base by Adolphe Quetelet( )

14 editions published between 1846 and 1848 in French and Undetermined and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De l'influence du libre arbitre de l'homme sur les faits sociaux, et particulièrement sur le nombre des mariages by Adolphe Quetelet( )

8 editions published in 1847 in French and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statistique : a Monsieur Villermé, de l'Académie royale de médicine de Paris, etc by Adolphe Quetelet( )

9 editions published between 1827 and 2005 in French and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Théorie des probabilités by Adolphe Quetelet( )

11 editions published in 1853 in French and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular instructions on the calculation of probabilities by Adolphe Quetelet( Book )

21 editions published between 1839 and 2013 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven-year-old Anna takes a trip to China and learns more about herself and her Chinese heritage
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A treatise on man and the development of his faculties. A facsim. reproduction of the English translation of 1842
Alternative Names
Adolphe Quételet astronomo e statistico belga

Adolphe Quetelet Belgian astronomer, mathematician, statistician and sociologist

Adolphe Quételet belgijski astronom, matematyk i socjolog

Adolphe Quételet Belgisch astronoom

Adolphe Quetelet belgischer Astronom und Statistiker

Adolphe Quetelet belgisk astronom, matematiker, statistiker og sosiolog

Ketle, A.

Ketle, Adolʹf

Ketle, Adolʹf 1796-1874

Ketle, dol'f 1796-1874

Ketle, Lamber Adol'f Žak.

Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quételet astrónomo belga

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Quételet, A. 1796-1874

Quetelet, A. (Adolphe), 1796-1874

Quételet, A.-L.-J. 1796-1874

Quételet, Ad.

Quételet, Ad 1796-1874

Quetelet, Ad. (Adolphe), 1796-1874

Quételet, Adolf.

Quételet , Adolphe

Quételet, Adolphe 1796-1874

Quételet , Adolphe Jacques Lambert

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Quételet, Adolphe-Lambert-Jacques 1796-1874

Quetelet , Jacques Adolphe Lambert

Quetelet Jacques Adolphe Lambert 1796-1874

Quételet, L.-A. 1796-1874

Quételet L.-A.-J.

Quételet, L.-A.-J. 1796-1874

Quételet, L.-A.-J. (Lambert-Adolphe-Jacques), 1796-1874

Quételet, Lambert A. 1796-1874

Quételet, Lambert A. J. 1796-1874

Quételet, Lambert-Adolphe 1796-1874

Quételet , Lambert Adolphe Jacques

Quételet, Lambert-Adolphe-Jacques 1796-1874

Quetelet, Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet, 1796-1874

Адолф Кетле

Адольф Кетле Бельгийский математик, астроном, метеоролог, социолог. Один из родоначальников научной статистики.

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Кетле А

Кетле А. 1796-1874

Кетле, Адольф 1796-1874

Кетле Л. А. Ж

Кетле Л. А. Ж. 1796-1874

Кетлэ А

Кетлэ А. 1796-1874

Кетлэ, Адольф

Кетлэ, Ламбер Адольф Жак 1796-1874

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Кэтлэ А. 1796-1874

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