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McBirney, Alexander R.

Overview
Works: 84 works in 238 publications in 2 languages and 5,304 library holdings
Genres: History  Textbooks  Conference papers and proceedings  Maps  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Opponent, Other
Classifications: QE523.S27, 551.210949585
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Most widely held works about Alexander R McBirney
 
Most widely held works by Alexander R McBirney
Volcanology by Jacques-Marie Bardintzeff( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Igneous petrology by Alexander R McBirney( Book )

25 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geology and petrology of the Galápagos Islands by Alexander R McBirney( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 1992 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carbonate sediments and reefs, Yucatán shelf, Mexico by Brian W Logan( Book )

15 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volcanic history of Honduras by Howel Williams( Book )

12 editions published between 1969 and 1993 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Santorini and its eruptions by F Fouqué( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of zoology before Darwin : a translated and annotated version of the original French text by Edmond Perrier : originally published by Fâelix Alcan, Paris in 1884 by Edmond Perrier( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Octave Edmond Perrier was a French zoologist who lived through the tumult of British Darwinism and Lyellism, and reminds us in this revealing account that French scientists had much to contribute to such perennial topics as evolution, catastrophism and creationism. While very much a product of the Third Republic, Perrier's account also aimed to outline timeless issues and permanent advances in taxonomic and developmental biology since classical Greece and Rome. In this aim he succeeds with surprisingly modern perspectives for a book first published in 1884. Perrier was born May 9, 1844 at Tulle, the son of the principal of a school which now bears his name, Lycée Edmond Perrier. In 1864 he was accepted to the École Normale Supérieure, where he was strongly influenced by Louis Pasteur and Henri de Lacaze-Duthiers. After working for three years at a high school in Agen, he obtained a post of naturalist-aid at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (1868), advancing in that institution to Chair of Natural History of Molluscs, Worms and Corals (1876-1903) and then Director of the museum (1900-1919) and Chair of Comparative Anatomy (1903-1921). Previous directors of the museum included many of the scientists he discusses in this book: George Cuvier (1822-1823, 1826-1827, 1830-1831), Isidore Geoffrey St Hilaire (1860-1861), and Alphonse Milne-Edwards (1891-1900). Perrier's own research on echinoderms and earthworms took him on several expeditions in 1880-1885, mostly to Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, but also to the Caribbean
Volcanic history of Nicaragua by Alexander R McBirney( Book )

8 editions published between 1965 and 1995 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geologic reconnaissance of southeastern Guatemala by Howel Williams( Book )

5 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geology of a part of the central Guatemalan Cordillera by Alexander R McBirney( Book )

8 editions published between 1963 and 1995 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings by Andesite Conference( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volcans et magmas by Jacques-Marie Bardintzeff( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geological map of the Skaergaard intrusion, east Greenland by Alexander R McBirney( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the Andesite Conference by Bend, Or.) Andesite Conference (1968( Book )

8 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of the active volcanoes and solfatara fields of Central America by Federico Mooser( Book )

5 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fire in the sea : the Santorini volcano : natural history and the legend of Atlantis by Walter L Friedrich( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fire in the Sea blends the thrill of scientific discovery with a popular presentation of the geology, archaeology, history, peoples, and environmental setting of Santorini. Walter Friedrich has worked for many years on the Minoan eruption of the island. He discusses the latest scientific results and combines natural history and archaeology to provide a comprehensive overview of the volcanic island and its past. He discusses Plato's legend of Atlantis, and other myths that are often associated with Santorini. The book is a fascinating case study of an environmental disaster which had a strong impact on ancient history and created a 'Bronze Age Pompeii'."--Jacket
An investigation of volcanic depressions( Book )

in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of the active volcanoes of the world including solfatara fields( Book )

4 editions published between 1953 and 1955 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Philosophy of Zoology Before Darwin by Alexander R McBirney( )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This long-overlooked survey of the development of evolutionary theory is by far the most thorough and balanced account of its kind. Unlike most of the recent Anglo-centric literature that tends to focus almost exclusively on Darwin and natural selection, it follows the work of naturalists of many nationalities who used paleontology, comparative anatomy, and embryology in order to establish a linear continuity of evolving life though the long span of geological time. Thorough historical survey of the development of the concept of evolution before the publication of Darwin's 'The Origin of Species'. Providing an alternative view of the recent literature and journal articles commemorating Darwin's 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of publication of 'The Origin of Species'. Richly annotated with up to date information and explanations of the changing concepts and terminology as well as featuring an extensive Glossary and Biographical index
Santorini : volcano, natural history, mythology by Walter L Friedrich( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the Greek island of Santorini, classically known as Thera, erupted dramatically in 1613 BC (+/- 13 years), it produced one of the largest explosions ever witnessed, thereby possibly giving rise to the legend of Atlantis. This so-called 'Minoan' eruption triggered tsunamis that devastated coastal settlements in the region, and on Santorini it left behind a Bronze Age Pompeii, which is currently being excavated. Thriving Bronze Age settlements on the island - rich in colorful wall paintings and highly sophisticated pottery - were buried under thick layers of volcanic ash. The ejection of an immense volume of dust into the atmosphere also altered global climate for several years. The author, a well-known geologist, blends the thrill of scientific discovery with a popular presentation of the geology, archeology, history, peoples, and environmental settings of the island group of Santorini. He not only gives a comprehensive overview of the volcanic island and its past, but also reports on the latest discoveries: The finding, for example, of the olive trees which had been buried alive by the Minoan eruption has made it possible now to give a direct and precise radiocarbon date for the volcanic catastrophe. Furthermore, he seeks to assign certain geological structures, such as faulted rocks, red lavas and harbor sites, as depicted on the Bronze Age frescos from Santorini, to still-existing details in the Santorini landscape of today."--Publisher's description
 
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Santorini and its eruptions
Alternative Names
Mac Birney Alexander R.

MacBirney Alexander R.

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McBirney, A. R.

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McBirney, Alexander R.

Languages
English (160)

French (1)

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Igneous petrologySantorini and its eruptionsThe philosophy of zoology before Darwin : a translated and annotated version of the original French text by Edmond Perrier : originally published by Fâelix Alcan, Paris in 1884Fire in the sea : the Santorini volcano : natural history and the legend of AtlantisThe Philosophy of Zoology Before Darwin