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MacGillivray, William 1796-1852

Overview
Works: 136 works in 522 publications in 2 languages and 3,810 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Pictorial works  Periodicals  Diaries  Field guides  Juvenile works  History  Classification 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Creator, Other
Classifications: QL674, 704.943
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Most widely held works by William MacGillivray
The travels and researches of Alexander von Humboldt : being a condensed narrative of his journeys in the equinoctial regions of America, and in Asiatic Russia : together with analysis of his more important investigations by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

60 editions published between 1832 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1832, William MacGillivray published this abridged version of the explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt's Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent During the Years 1799-1804, which had appeared in a seven-volume English translation between 1814 and 1829. MacGillivray's edition, intended for the general public, also includes Humboldt's accounts of his explorations of the Ural Mountains and Caspian Sea. Humboldt became a major figure in physical geography as a result of his arduous five-year trip to explore Central and South America. This book offers a brief biographical sketch of the scientist and covers his exciting journeys from the Island of Tenerife across the Atlantic Ocean to Caracas, and up the Orinoco River by canoe. Humboldt fights mosquitoes in dense rain forests and climbs Andean peaks in Peru without mountain gear, taking detailed notes at every stage
Lives of eminent zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnaeus : with introductory remarks on the study of natural history, and occasional observations on the progress of zoology by William MacGillivray( Book )

26 editions published between 1834 and 2012 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birds of America : from drawings made in the United States and their territories by John James Audubon( Book )

9 editions published between 1856 and 1871 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conchologist's text-book : embracing the arrangements of Lamarck and Linnæus : with a glossary of technical terms by Thomas Brown( Book )

14 editions published between 1835 and 1858 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British quadrupeds by William MacGillivray( Book )

17 editions published between 1838 and 1980 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The natural history of Dee Side and Braemar by William MacGillivray( Book )

11 editions published between 1855 and 2012 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edinburgh journal of natural history and of the physical sciences( )

in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ornithological biography : or, An account of the habits of the birds of the United States of America ; accompanied by descriptions of the objects represented in the work entitled The birds of America, and interspersed with delineations of American scenery and manners by John James Audubon( Book )

6 editions published between 1831 and 1838 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The textual counterpart to The birds of America, plates 1-100
The internal structure of fossil vegetables found in the carboniferous and oolitic deposits of Great Britain : described and illustrated by Henry Thornton Maire Witham( Book )

1 edition published in 1833 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the molluscous animals of the counties of Aberdeen, Kincardine, and Banff; : to which is appended an account of the cirripedal animals of the same district by William MacGillivray( Book )

11 editions published in 1843 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A manual of botany, comprising vegetable anatomy and physiology, or the structure and functions of plants by William MacGillivray( Book )

6 editions published between 1840 and 2015 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A manual of British ornithology : being a short description of the birds of Great Britain and Ireland ... by William MacGillivray( Book )

6 editions published between 1840 and 1842 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men I remember by William MacGillivray( Book )

2 editions published in 1913 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Hebridean naturalist's journal, 1817-1818 by William MacGillivray( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William MacGillivray was just 21, on the verge of his career as an outstanding naturalist and bird artist, when he left Aberdeen to spend a year at his childhood home at Northton in Harris. In that year he kept a detailed journal that provides a rare insight into the rural life of 19th century Scotland, especially of the Outer Isles. MacGillivray recorded details of everything that happened in his daily life, the weather, his feelings about the people that he met, the food that he ate, the clothes that he wore, even the games that his family played in the evening. Running through the journal is his love of natural history. He wrote about the birds and plants that he saw and made detailed descriptions of them. This year in Harris was to set MacGillivray on the path to becoming one of Scotland's finest naturalists, first in Edinburgh and finally as Regius Professor of Natural History at Aberdeen University."--Jacket
A memorial tribute to William MacGillivray by William MacGillivray( Book )

2 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William MacGillivray : creatures of air, land and sea. by Robert Ralph( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William MacGillivray made illustrations of birds, fish and mammals. These works are a part of the Natural History Museum's vast collection, and are accompanied by scholarly commentary
Life of William MacGillivray by William MacGillivray( Book )

2 editions published in 1910 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The travels and researches of Alexander von Humboldt : being a condensed narrative of his journeys in the equinoctial regions of America, and in Asiatic Russia : together with analysis of his more important investigations
Alternative Names
MacGillivray, W.

Macgillivray, W. 1796-1852

Macgillivray, W. (William), 1796-1852

William MacGillivray Brits botanicus (1796-1852)

William MacGillivray naturalista scozzese

William MacGillivray schottischer Naturforscher, Ornithologe und Botaniker

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English (239)

German (2)

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