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Bedini, Silvio A.

Overview
Works: 189 works in 482 publications in 4 languages and 10,323 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Folklore  Fiction  Encyclopedias  Church history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Collector
Classifications: QB36.B22, B
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Most widely held works about Silvio A Bedini
 
Most widely held works by Silvio A Bedini
The life of Benjamin Banneker by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in English and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published by Scribner in 1972 to wide praise and critical acclaim, Silvio Bedini's work remains the definitive biography of Benjamin Banneker, the self-educated mathematician and astronomer who became America's first black scientist. Born a free man in Maryland in 1731, he had little formal education but developed a remarkable aptitude for mathematics. He assisted in surveying the area that was to become the District of Columbia, but his real achievement came with the creation of almanacs. Through much of the 1790s, his work influenced daily life in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. In 1791 he took up his pen and wrote to Thomas Jefferson, arguing that the treatment of blacks in the young United States was unwarranted and unfair
Thinkers and tinkers : early American men of science by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Jefferson : statesman of science by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography follows Jefferson's scientific achievements throughout his entire life, including the establishiment of the Corps of Discovery to map the western territories and the United States Coast Survey to map national coastlines, the training of military engineers, and the establishment of the University of Virginia
Early American scientific instruments and their makers by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

25 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present study attempts only in part to accomplish this aim, being no more than a preliminary compilation of the scientific instruments known to have been used during the first two centuries of American colonial existence. It merely attempts to assemble all the data that is presently available in scattered sources, and to organize it in a usable form for the student and historian of American science
The Pope's elephant by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and German and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this tour de force of original scholarship, Silvio Bendini gives us an elephant's-back view of early modern Europe"--Cover
Moon: man's greatest adventure by Davis Thomas( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jefferson and science by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Jefferson and his copying machines by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scent of time: a study of the use of fire and incense for time measurement in Oriental countries by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

10 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrons, artisans, and instruments of science, 1600-1750 by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mace and the gavel : symbols of government in America by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and instruments in seventeenth-century Italy by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trail of time = Shih-chien ti tsu-chi : time measurement with incense in East Asia by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They served in rituals in Buddhist temples, as replacements for community water clocks in times of drought, as regulators of the flow of water to farmers for irrigation in agricultural regions, and in palaces and government offices for establishing time schedules. In China they became a favored feature of the studios of poets and scholars, a practice that continued to recent times, while in Japan they were also adapted for use in geisha houses
The Borghesi astronomical clock by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

16 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clockwork cosmos : Bernardo Facini and the Farnese planisferologio by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

13 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Declaration of Independence desk, relic of revolution by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spotted stones by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1985 in Italian and English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Italian monks who are imprisoned as spies while on a pilgrimage invent a new game to pass the time in a dungeon
The Christopher Columbus encyclopedia( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Thomas Jefferson : statesman of science
Alternative Names
Bedini, Silvio 1917-2007

Bedini, Silvio A., 1917-

Silvio Bedini Amerikaans historicus (1917-2007)

Silvio Bedini amerikansk historikar

Silvio Bedini amerikansk historiker

Silvio Bedini ameriški zgodovinar in arheolog

Silvio Bedini historien américain

Silvio Bedini Science historian

Silvio Bedini storico statunitense

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Languages
English (202)

German (3)

Spanish (2)

Italian (2)

Covers
Thinkers and tinkers : early American men of scienceThomas Jefferson : statesman of scienceThe Pope's elephantMoon: man's greatest adventureJefferson and sciencePatrons, artisans, and instruments of science, 1600-1750The mace and the gavel : symbols of government in AmericaThe trail of time = Shih-chien ti tsu-chi : time measurement with incense in East AsiaThe Christopher Columbus encyclopedia