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Lankester, E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Sir 1847-1929

Overview
Works: 407 works in 1,227 publications in 2 languages and 7,474 library holdings
Genres: Science fiction  History  Outlines and syllabi  Juvenile works  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Contributor, wpr, Other, Redactor
Classifications: D21, 909
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A treatise on zoology by E. Ray Lankester( Book )

54 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outline of history : being a plain history of life and mankind by H. G Wells( Book )

12 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herbert George Wells is perhaps most well known today for his science-fiction novels but it was "The Outline of History" that initiated a new era of popular history. Although the harshest critics were from those who disagreed on ideological grounds, it's difficult to dismiss the depth of Wells' insights and prophetic accuracy. E.M. Forster and Beatrice Webb both praised the book on publication. It was this very book to which G.K. Chesterton responds in "The Everlasting Man" as does Hilaire Bellock in "A Companion to Mr. Wells's "Outline of History." "In re-living the entire life of Mankind as a single imaginative experience, Mr. Wells was achieving something which they themselves would hardly have dared to attempt ... In fact, the purpose and value of Mr. Wells's book seem to have been better appreciated by the general public than by the professional historians of the day
Diversions of a naturalist by E. Ray Lankester( Book )

30 editions published between 1913 and 2010 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science from an easy chair. First series by E. Ray Lankester( Book )

59 editions published between 1910 and 2013 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a collection of some of the papers which I have contributed to the Daily Telegraph during the years 1908-1909
Secrets of earth and sea by E. Ray Lankester( Book )

17 editions published between 1920 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extinct animals by E. Ray Lankester( Book )

40 editions published between 1905 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains pretty fascinating stories, and especially comparisons between extinct and present animals, with 218 illustrations. This book was one of Conan Doyle's primary sources for The Lost World. It was the only reference cited in the novel itself: in order to confirm Maple White's illustration of a stegosaurus to an incredulous Malone, Challenger hands a copy of the book by his "gifted friend, Ray Lankester!" Over the course of The Lost World's serialization, Lankester and Conan Doyle carried on a correspondence. The former would even suggest prehistoric animals to populate the lost plateau
The kingdom of man by E. Ray Lankester( Book )

29 editions published between 1907 and 2013 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916 by Olga Metchnikoff( )

15 editions published between 1921 and 2010 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian scientist Elie Metchnikoff was a Nobel Prize winner who vastly advanced our understanding of the immune system and is credited with creating the field of gerontology, which is the study of aging, lifespans, and longevity. Penned by his wife, this thoughtful and probing biography presents a detailed account of the obstacles Metchnikoff overcame on the path to scholarly prominence
Great and small things by E. Ray Lankester( Book )

12 editions published between 1923 and 1972 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scientific memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley, by Thomas Henry Huxley( Book )

18 editions published between 1898 and 1967 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science from an easy chair; a second series by E. Ray Lankester( Book )

26 editions published between 1912 and 2010 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The advancement of science; occasional essays & addresses by E. Ray Lankester( Book )

16 editions published between 1890 and 2010 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monograph of the okapi by British Museum (Natural History)( Book )

22 editions published between 1910 and 2010 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of comparative anatomy by C Gegenbaur( Book )

6 editions published in 1878 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zoological articles contributed to the "Encyclopaedia Britannica" by E. Ray Lankester( Book )

15 editions published between 1891 and 2016 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on the collections of natural history made in the Antarctic regions during the voyage of the "Southern Cross." by British Museum( Book )

8 editions published in 1902 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book discusses the scientific findings of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1898--1900 and includes numerous photographs and illustrations of various animals the crew members found. The expedition was the first to over-winter on the Antarctic mainland and pioneered the use of dogs and sledges in Antarctic travel
Degeneration : a chapter in Darwinism by E. Ray Lankester( Book )

16 editions published between 1880 and 2015 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On comparative longevity in man and the lower animals by E. Ray Lankester( Book )

9 editions published between 1870 and 2013 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The natural history of the marketable marine fishes of the British islands by J. T Cunningham( Book )

6 editions published between 1896 and 1986 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The history of creation, or, The development of the earth and its inhabitants by the action of natural causes : a popular exposition of the doctrine of evolution in general, and of that of Darwin, Goethe, and Lamarck in particular
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The outline of history : being a plain history of life and mankind
Alternative Names
Edwin Ray Lankester

Edwin Ray Lankester biologo, zoologo e accademico britannico

Lankester, E.

Lankester, E. Ray

Lankester, E. Ray 1847-1929

Lankester, E. Rej.

Lankester, Edwin Ray 1847-1929 Sir

Lankester, Edwin Ray, Sir

Lankester, Edwin Ray, Sir, 1847-1929

Lankester, Ray.

Lankester Ray 1847-1929

Lankester, Ray 1847-1929 Sir

Lankester, Ray, Sir, 1847-1929

Ray Lankester britischer Zoologe

Ray Lankester British zoologist

Ray Lankester Brits journalist

Ray-Lankester, E. 1847-1929

Ланкастер, Эдвин Рей

راي لانكستر

رای لانکستر

ری لنکستر

ランケルスター

レイ・ランケスター

雷·蘭克斯特

Languages
English (497)

Japanese (2)