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Gosse, Philip Henry 1810-1888

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Works: 200 works in 995 publications in 4 languages and 12,207 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Guidebooks  Bibliography  Diaries  Popular works  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: PR4725.G7, B
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Letters from Alabama (U.S.) chiefly relating to natural history by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

28 editions published between 1855 and 2011 in English and held by 468 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 )

63 editions published between 1859 and 2016 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romance of natural history by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

74 editions published between 1860 and 2007 in English and held by 349 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 289 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 ocean by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

47 editions published between 1845 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canadian naturalist: a series of conversations on the natural history of Lower Canada by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

27 editions published between 1840 and 2008 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1886 and 1975 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evenings at the microscope by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

17 editions published between 1859 and 1915 in English and Swedish and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1857 and 2012 in English and held by 179 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 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A year at the shore by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

19 editions published between 1865 and 1877 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1851 and 2013 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural history. Fishes by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

20 editions published between 1848 and 2009 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aquarium : an unveiling of the wonders of the deep sea by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

18 editions published between 1854 and 1856 in English and French and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1858 and 2012 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1855 and 1856 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1853 in English and held by 102 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 )

21 editions published between 1857 and 1878 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters from Alabama : chiefly relating to natural history by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new and improved edition of Letters from Alabama offers a valuable window into pioneer Alabama and the landscape and life-forms encountered by early settlers of the state. Philip Henry Gosse (1810-1888), a British naturalist, left home at age seventeen and made his way to Alabama in 1838. He was employed by Judge Reuben Saffold and other planters near Pleasant Hill in Dallas County as a teacher for about a dozen of their children, but his principal interest was natural history. Letters from Alabama is a personalized record of Gosse's perceptive observations durin
Creation (Omphalos) an attempt to untie the geological knot by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

6 editions published in 1857 in English and held by 24 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

Gosse, Philip

Gosse, Philip H.

Gosse, Philip H. 1810-1888

Gosse, Philipp H. 1810-1888

Philip Henry Gosse

Philip Henry Gosse Brits botanicus (1810-1888)

Philip Henry Gosse englischer Naturforscher

Philip Henry Gosse naturalista britannico

Госсе, Филипп Генри

Філіп Генрі Госсе

פיליפ הנרי גוס

フィリップ・ヘンリー・ゴス

Languages
English (622)

Swedish (2)

French (2)

Spanish (1)

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The romance of natural historyOmphalos : an attempt to untie the geological knotNatural history. FishesGlimpses 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