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Figuier, Louis 1819-1894

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Works: 656 works in 2,623 publications in 7 languages and 11,243 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Juvenile works  Exhibition catalogs  Classification 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Other, Composer
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Most widely held works by Louis Figuier
The world before the deluge by Louis Figuier( Book )

128 editions published between 1863 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Figuier (1819–94) was destined to remain in academia until disagreements with fellow scholars led him to abandon this path and instead pursue 'the idea that scientific knowledge, which until then had been almost exclusively the property of the learned, should be put within the reach of the reading public'. Published in 1863, La Terre avant le déluge became a classic of popular science and introduced palaeontology to a wider readership; that this English translation appeared only two years later is an indication of its impact. Figuier wrote that his aim was 'to trace the progressive steps by which the earth has reached its present state … and to describe the various convulsions and transformations through which it has successively passed'. The book was also celebrated for its inclusion of more than 200 illustrations by a pupil of Doré, Édouard Riou (1833–1900), who became famous as Jules Verne's illustrator a few years later
The insect world : being a popular account of the orders of insects ; together with a description of the habits and economy of some of the most interesting species by Louis Figuier( Book )

77 editions published between 1867 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human race by Louis Figuier( Book )

65 editions published between 1872 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'homme primitif by Louis Figuier( Book )

74 editions published between 1870 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les merveilles de la science, ou, Description populaire des inventions modernes by Louis Figuier( Book )

46 editions published between 1867 and 1980 in French and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Garnier half-tone is one of very few published in the world prior to 1870: only von Egloffstein, Leggo and Carlman made any commercial attempts."--Hanson Collection catalog, p. 35
The ocean world : being a description of the sea and some of its inhabitants by Louis Figuier( Book )

19 editions published between 1872 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire des plantes by Louis Figuier( Book )

27 editions published between 1865 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les grandes inventions anciennes et modernes dans les sciences, l'industrie et les arts by Louis Figuier( Book )

44 editions published between 1861 and 1993 in French and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vegetable world: being a history of plants by Louis Figuier( Book )

24 editions published between 1860 and 2000 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reptiles and birds : a popular account of their various orders : with a description of the habits and economy of the most interesting by Louis Figuier( Book )

26 editions published between 1870 and 2015 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The to-morrow of death, or, The future life according to science by Louis Figuier( Book )

12 editions published between 1872 and 2012 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les poissons, les reptiles et les oiseaux by Louis Figuier( Book )

26 editions published between 1868 and 2016 in French and Italian and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exposition et histoire des principales découvertes scientifiques modernes by Louis Figuier( Book )

14 editions published between 1852 and 1981 in French and English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fotografie ; Geschichte ; Technik, Ingenieurwesen ; Telegrafenbetrieb, Teleinformatik, Telematik
La photographie au Salon de 1859 by Louis Figuier( Book )

10 editions published in 1860 in French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mammalia : their various forms and habits ; popularly illustrated by typical species by Louis Figuier( Book )

10 editions published between 1875 and 1892 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storia delle piante di Luigi Figuier by Louis Figuier( Book )

4 editions published between 1882 and 1887 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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L'homme primitif
Alternative Names
Fig'e, L.

Figʹe, Lui 1819-1894

Figuier Guillaume Louis

Figuier, Guillaume-Louis 1819-1894

Figuier, L.

Figuier, L. 1819-1894

Figuier, L. (Louis), 1819-1894

Figuier Louis

Figuier , Louis <1819-1894>

Figuier, Louis-Guillaume

Figuier Louis-Guillaume 1819-1894

Figuier, Ludwik.

Figuier , Luigi

Figuier, Luigi 1819-1894

Figuier, Luis 1819-1894

Louis Figuier dokter asal Perancis

Louis Figuier Frans schrijver (1819-1894)

Louis Figuier französischer Wissenschaftschriftsteller

Louis Figuier French scientist and writer

Louis Figuier médecin, pharmacien et écrivain scientifique écrivain français

Louis Figuier scrittore e divulgatore scientifico francese

Phigieros, Loudovikos 1819-1894

לואי פיגייה

Languages
French (340)

English (245)

Italian (22)

German (1)

Russian (1)

Polish (1)

Spanish (1)

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