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Quetelet, Adolphe 1796-1874

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Works: 1,058 works in 2,408 publications in 6 languages and 10,748 library holdings
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Classifications: HM55, 509
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A treatise on man and the development of his faculties by Adolphe Quetelet( )

32 editions published between 1842 and 2014 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Belgian polymath Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet (1796-1874) pioneered social statistics. Applying his training in mathematics to the physical and psychological dimensions of individuals, he identified the 'average man' as characterised by the mean values of measured variables that follow a normal distribution. He believed that comparing the features of individuals against this average would allow scientists to better explore the processes that determine normal and abnormal qualities. Quetelet's methods influenced many, among them Florence Nightingale, and his simple measure for classifying a person's weight, dividing it by the square of their height, is widely known as the body mass index. First published in French in 1835 and reissued here in the 1842 English translation, this is his most influential work and includes a new preface that succinctly states his aim to be 'the analysis of normal man through his actions and of intellectual man through his productions'
Du système social et des lois qui le régissent by Adolphe Quetelet( )

35 editions published between 1848 and 1981 in French and Undetermined and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettres à S.A.R. le duc régnant de Saxe-Coburg et Gotha, sur la théorie des probabilités, appliquée aux sciences morales et politiques by Adolphe Quetelet( )

23 editions published between 1846 and 2018 in French and Undetermined and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters addressed to H.R.H. the Grand Duke of Saxe Coburg and Gotha, on the theory of probabilities, as applied to the moral and political sciences by Adolphe Quetelet( )

23 editions published between 1849 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recherches statistiques sur le royaume des Pays-Bas by Adolphe Quetelet( )

24 editions published between 1829 and 2016 in French and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physique sociale, ou, Essai sur le développement des facultés de l'homme by Adolphe Quetelet( Book )

45 editions published between 1869 and 1997 in French and Undetermined and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on man and the development of his faculties. A facsim. reproduction of the English translation of 1842 by Adolphe Quetelet( Book )

7 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The plan which has been pursued by me in the composition of this work, is a vast and comprehensive one. It was therefore natural, that, before drawing up a sequel to it, I should endeavour to learn the opinions of competent persons respecting the character of my researches, and the mode of execution which had been adopted in my treatise. But in presenting, as it were, only the vestibule of the edifice, I might justly entertain fears lest sufficient light had not been cast on the matter, and lest I should not have been able to make it clear how all the portions of the vast whole were to arrive at agreement and consistency among themselves. In this state of things, it struck me that I could not do better than show, by particular examples, in what manner it is expedient in general to proceed in this line of inquiry, and in what light I viewed the analysis of man, under the triple relations of his physical, moral, and intellectual qualities. The development of the three examples which I have chosen, will themselves give birth to as many works, the materials of which I am collecting with all the activity and speed that other engagements incidental to my position will permit. Whilst waiting until I can terminate these labours, I have deemed it right to give here an indication of them, and this will afford me, at the same time, an opportunity of clearing up some points in my published treatise, which may have been imperfectly understood. As regards the physique of man, subjects of research are not wanting; but, besides that many of these subjects--as, for example, that of population--have frequently been discussed, and by men of great ability, they do not appear to me to be all equally suited to the end which I propose to attain; some are even complicated by their intimate dependence on moral phenomena, and these I wish to steer clear of as far as possible"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Sur l'homme et le développement de ses facultés; ou, Essai de physique sociale by Adolphe Quetelet( )

46 editions published between 1835 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Republished in 1869 under title: Physique sociale
Anthropométrie ou Mesure des différentes facultés de l'homme by Adolphe Quetelet( Book )

39 editions published between 1870 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sciences mathématiques et physiques chez les Belges : au commencement du XIXe siècle by Adolphe Quetelet( Book )

24 editions published between 1866 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire des sciences mathématiques et physiques chez les Belges by Adolphe Quetelet( Book )

31 editions published between 1864 and 1971 in French and Undetermined and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recherches sur la population, les naissances, les décès, les prisons, les dépôts de mendicité, etc. : dans le royaume des Pays-Bas by Adolphe Quetelet( )

18 editions published between 1827 and 2017 in French and Undetermined and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adolphe Quetelet's Research on the propensity for crime at different ages by Adolphe Quetelet( Book )

10 editions published between 1831 and 1984 in French and English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recherches sur la reproduction et la mortalité de l'homme aux différens âges, et sur la population de la Belgique by Adolphe Quetelet( )

12 editions published in 1832 in French and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sur la possibilité de mesurer l'influence des causes qui modifient les élémens sociaux : lettre à m. Villermé de l'Institut de France, etc. by Adolphe Quetelet( )

16 editions published in 1832 in French and Undetermined and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Puisque les crimes qui se commettent annuellement semblent être un résultat nécessaire de notre organisation sociale, et que le nombre n'en peut diminuer sans que les causes qui les amènent ne soient préalablement modifiées, c'est aux législateurs à reconnaître ces causes et à les faire disparaître autant que possible..."
Recherches statistiques by Adolphe Quetelet( )

15 editions published between 1844 and 2005 in French and English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sur la statistique morale et les principes qui doivent en former la base by Adolphe Quetelet( )

14 editions published between 1846 and 1848 in French and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De l'influence du libre arbitre de l'homme sur les faits sociaux, et particulièrement sur le nombre des mariages by Adolphe Quetelet( )

9 editions published in 1847 in French and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sur l'homme et le développment de ses facultés, ou, Essai de physique sociale by Adolphe Quetelet( )

5 editions published in 1835 in French and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statistique : a Monsieur Villermé, de l'Académie royale de médicine de Paris, etc by Adolphe Quetelet( )

10 editions published between 1827 and 2005 in French and Undetermined and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A treatise on man and the development of his faculties A treatise on man and the development of his faculties. A facsim. reproduction of the English translation of 1842
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Alternative Names
Adolphe Quételet astronomo e statistico belga

Adolphe Quetelet Belgian astronomer, mathematician, statistician and sociologist

Adolphe Quételet belgijski astronom, matematyk i socjolog

Adolphe Quételet Belgisch astronoom

Adolphe Quételet Belgisch astronoom (1796-1874)

Adolphe Quetelet belgischer Astronom und Statistiker

Adolphe Quetelet belgisk astronom, matematiker, statistiker og sosiolog

Adolphe Quetelet belgisk statistiker, astronom, fysiker och matematiker

Ketle, A.

Ketle, Adolʹf

Ketle, Adolʹf 1796-1874

Ketle, dol'f 1796-1874

Ketle, Lamber Adol'f Žak.

Ketle Lamberas Adolfas Žakas

Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quételet astrónomo belga

Quételet A.

Quételet, A. 1796-1874

Quetelet, A. (Adolphe), 1796-1874

Quételet, A.-L.-J. 1796-1874

Quételet, Ad.

Quételet, Ad 1796-1874

Quetelet, Ad. (Adolphe), 1796-1874

Quételet, Adolf.

Quételet , Adolphe

Quételet, Adolphe 1796-1874

Quételet , Adolphe Jacques Lambert

Quetelet , Adolphe Lambert

Quételet, Adolphe-Lambert-Jacques 1796-1874

Quetelet , Jacques Adolphe Lambert

Quetelet Jacques Adolphe Lambert 1796-1874

Quételet, L.-A. 1796-1874

Quételet L.-A.-J.

Quételet, L.-A.-J. 1796-1874

Quételet, L.-A.-J. (Lambert-Adolphe-Jacques), 1796-1874

Quételet, Lambert A. 1796-1874

Quételet, Lambert A. J. 1796-1874

Quételet, Lambert-Adolphe 1796-1874

Quételet , Lambert Adolphe Jacques

Quételet, Lambert-Adolphe-Jacques 1796-1874

Quetelet, Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet, 1796-1874

Адолф Кетле

Адольф Кетле Бельгийский математик, астроном, метеоролог, социолог. Один из родоначальников научной статистики.

Кетеле, Адольф

Кетле А

Кетле А. 1796-1874

Кетле Адольф

Кетле, Адольф 1796-1874

Кетле Адольф Жак

Кетле Л. А. Ж

Кетле Л. А. Ж. 1796-1874

Кетлэ А

Кетлэ А. 1796-1874

Кетлэ, Адольф

Кетлэ, Ламбер Адольф Жак 1796-1874

Кэтлэ А

Кэтлэ А. 1796-1874

אדולף קטלה אסטרונום, מתמטיקאי, סטטיסטיקאי

أدولف كويتيليت

آدولف کوتله ستاره‌شناس و ریاضی‌دان بلژیکی

அடால்ப் குவெட்லெட்

케틀레, 램버트 아돌프 자크 1796-1874

케틀레, 아돌프 1796-1874

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朗伯·阿道夫·雅克·凯特勒

Languages
French (385)

English (93)

German (17)

Italian (2)

Russian (2)

Dutch (2)