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Gosse, Philip Henry 1810-1888

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Works: 261 works in 1,119 publications in 5 languages and 13,090 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Identification guides  Bibliography  Diaries  Popular works  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Illustrator
Classifications: PR4725.G7, B
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Letters from Alabama : (U.S.) chiefly relating to natural history by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

39 editions published between 1855 and 2015 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English naturalist Philip Henry Gosse (1810-88) spent nine months in 1838-9 in a small town in Alabama where he was the teacher at the local school. His time there was unhappy because of the widespread abuse of slaves he witnessed, the support of the practice by his fellow Methodists being particularly distressing. However, he loved the beauty of his surroundings, and the abundant wildlife, and in 1859 he published this account in the form of nineteen letters. Gosse recounts in detail his voyage from Philadelphia to Mobile, Alabama, and the environment around his new home in the hills, with vivid descriptions of the plants, animals and insects he observed there. He rarely mentions slavery specifically, but the arrogance of the masters and the plight of their 'possessions' is a recurring theme in the work. Other books on natural history by Gosse are also reissued in this series
Evenings at the microscope; or, Researches among the minuter organs and forms of animal life by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

75 editions published between 1859 and 2016 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English zoologist Philip Henry Gosse (1810-88) spent several years studying the biodiversity of habitats in North America and the Caribbean. His Naturalist's Sojourn in Jamaica (1851) is reissued in this series. When he settled on the Devonshire coast, the area proved equally rich for research. In this 1859 publication, the deeply religious Gosse considers the 'Divine mechanics' of animal body parts and microorganisms seen through the lens of a microscope. He leads the reader through a selection of specimens ranging from a hog's bristle to the shoe-like protist Paramecium. Gosse's writing style, enlivened with anecdotes and literary references, earned him considerable appreciation among Victorian audiences. His entertaining text is complemented by more than 100 illustrations which showcase his draughtsmanship. While the work shares its year of publication with Darwin's groundbreaking Origin of Species, Gosse's religious views firmly shaped his interpretation of the specimens on show
The romance of natural history by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

93 editions published between 1860 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Henry Gosse was a contemporary of Charles Darwin and contributed to marine biology, but also was an ardent Christian and had a poetic view of nature. He writes on these subjects here
The ocean by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

52 editions published between 1845 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father and son; a study of two temperaments by Edmund Gosse( Book )

4 editions published between 1912 and 1970 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian critic and poet Edmund Gosse was the child of respected zoologist Philip Gosse, a minister within the Plymouth Brethren, a fundamentalist evangelical sect. This memoir of Gosses childhood and young adulthood details his upbringing by parents whose faith and literal approach to Scripture directed all their domestic practices
The Canadian naturalist: a series of conversations on the natural history of Lower Canada by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

32 editions published between 1840 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1840 work gives a natural history of lower Canada and is accompanied by 44 engravings of native plants and animals
Evenings at the microscope by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

19 editions published between 1859 and 2000 in English and Swedish and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Omphalos : an attempt to untie the geological knot by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

21 editions published between 1857 and 2015 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam, who had no mother, would have had no need of a navel (Omphalos), but God had given him one anyway to have the appearance of having had human ancestry. So begins the reasoning of Philip Gosse, who, in Darwin's time, argued that the fossil record is merely evidence that the Earth was created as though it was older than it is (so-called Old Earth Creationism). Today, this work is considered to be internally logically consistent, but not falsifiable, and hence not scientific
Creation (Omphalos) : an attempt to untie the geological knot by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

5 editions published in 1857 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birds of Jamaica by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

21 editions published between 1847 and 1867 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A naturalist's sojourn in Jamaica. by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

13 editions published between 1851 and 2013 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English naturalist Philip Henry Gosse (1810-88) travelled to Jamaica in 1844 and stayed for eighteen months to observe the diverse wildlife there. Upon his return he described his findings in a trilogy of books. The first two examined the island's birds - he has been hailed as the 'father of Jamaican ornithology' - but he used the present work, first published in 1851, to describe all the other forms of life on the island, from beetles to fruit trees. Lamenting that natural history was too often presented as a 'science of dead things', Gosse made his investigations come alive in this work by writing it in a diary form, discussing what he encountered as his journey progressed, and providing a number of illustrations. His lively and engaging style won him a wide audience, and this work remains an important early example of popular natural history
A year at the shore by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

20 editions published between 1865 and 2015 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is the result of Philip Gosse, a contemporary of Charles Darwin, writing his study of marine life. Topics covered are as broad as waves, sea cucumbers, and even the ultimate purpose of creation
The aquarium : an unveiling of the wonders of the deep sea by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

19 editions published between 1854 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actinologia britannica : a history of the British sea-anemones and corals by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

10 editions published between 1858 and 1860 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A naturalist's rambles on the Devonshire coast by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

7 editions published between 1853 and 2010 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A manual of marine zoology for the British Isles by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in its lower, intermediate, and higher forms, or, Manifestations of the Divine Wisdom in the natural history of animals by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

22 editions published between 1857 and 2010 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rotifera; or wheel-animalcules, both British and foreign by C. T Hudson( Book )

17 editions published between 1886 and 1975 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tenby : a sea-side holiday by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

7 editions published in 1856 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural history: birds by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

8 editions published between 1849 and 2012 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Omphalos : an attempt to untie the geological knot
Alternative Names
Gosse, P. H

Gosse, P.H. 1810-1888

Gosse, P.H. (Philip Henry), 1810-1888

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Gosse, Philip H. 1810-1888

Gosse, Philipp H. 1810-1888

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Госсе, Филипп Генри

Филипп Генри Госсе

Філіп Генрі Госсе

פיליפ הנרי גוס

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The romance of natural historyOmphalos : an attempt to untie the geological knotNatural history: birdsFather and sonGlimpses of the wonderful : the life of Philip Henry Gosse, 1810-1888Green eye of the storm : controversy between science and Christianity in the lives of Arthur Rendle Short (1880-1953), Philip Henry Gosse (1810-1888), George John Romanes (1848-1894) and the author, John Rendle-ShortLetters from Alabama : (U.S.) chiefly relating to natural history