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Herschel, John F. W. (John Frederick William) 1792-1871

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Works: 647 works in 1,630 publications in 7 languages and 16,193 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Catalogs  Observations  Autographs  Biography  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Former owner, Honoree, Correspondent, Recipient, Photographer
Classifications: QB36.H59, B
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A preliminary discourse on the study of natural philosophy by John F. W Herschel( )
120 editions published between 1830 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 2,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Before all other things, man is distinguished by his pursuit and investigation of truth. And hence, when free from needful business and cares, we delight to see, to hear, and to communicate, and consider a knowledge of many admirable and abstruse things necessary to the good conduct and happiness of our lives: whence it is clear that whatsoever is trite, simple, and direct, the same is moat congenial to out nature as men. Closely allied with this earnest longing to see and know the troth, is a kind of dignified and princely sentiment which forbids a mind, naturally well constituted, to submit its faculties to any but those who announce it in precept or in doctrine, or to yield obedience to any orders but such as are at once just, lawful, and founded on utility. From this source spring greatness of mind and contempt of worldly advantages and troubles"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
Outlines of astronomy by John F. W Herschel( Book )
220 editions published between 1837 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A treatise on astronomy by John F. W Herschel( Book )
64 editions published between 1833 and 2009 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A manual of scientific enquiry prepared for the use of officers in Her Majesty's Navy; and travellers in general by John F. W Herschel( Book )
41 editions published between 1849 and 2011 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Journal of a tour in unsettled parts of North America, in 1796 & 1797 by Francis Baily( Book )
15 editions published between 1856 and 1975 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Familiar lectures on scientific subjects by John F. W Herschel( Book )
31 editions published between 1866 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traité d'astronomie by John F. W Herschel( )
29 editions published between 1824 and 1836 in French and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays from the Edinburgh and Quarterly reviews : with addresses and other pieces by John F. W Herschel( Book )
15 editions published between 1857 and 1981 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Light by John F. W Herschel( )
8 editions published between 1827 and 1845 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the chemical action of the rays of the solar spectrum on preparations of silver and other substances, both metallic and non-metallic, and on some photographic processes by John F. W Herschel( Book )
5 editions published in 1840 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the action of the rays of the solar spectrum on the Daguerreotype plate by John F. W Herschel( Book )
5 editions published in 1843 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Herschel's Cape voyage : private science, public imagination, and the ambitions of empire by Steven Ruskin( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1833 John Herschel sailed from London to Cape Town, southern Africa, to undertake (at his own expense) an astronomical exploration of the southern heavens, as well as a terrestrial exploration of the area around Cape Town. After his return to England in 1838, and as a result of his voyage, he was highly esteemed and became Britain's most recognized man of science. In 1847 his southern hemisphere astronomical observations were published as the Cape Results. The main argument of Ruskin's book is that Herschel's voyage and the publication of the Cape Results, in addition to their contemporary scientific importance, were also significant for nineteenth-century culture and politics."
Meteorology from the Encyclopædia britannica by John F. W Herschel( Book )
11 editions published between 1861 and 1862 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The metric system considered with reference to its introduction into the United States; embracing the reports of the Hon. John Quincy Adams, and the lecture of Sir John Herschel by Charles Davies( Book )
7 editions published between 1870 and 1874 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New general catalogue of nebulae and clusters of stars (1888) Index catalogue (1895) Second index catalogue (1908) by J. L. E Dreyer( Book )
4 editions published between 1953 and 1971 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An elementary treatise on the differential and integral calculus by S. F Lacroix( Book )
4 editions published in 1816 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traité de la lumière by John F. W Herschel( Book )
16 editions published between 1829 and 1833 in French and English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of examples of the applications of the calculus of finite differences by John F. W Herschel( Book )
11 editions published in 1820 in English and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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