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Mitchell, P. Chalmers (Peter Chalmers) Sir 1864-1945

Overview
Works: 82 works in 358 publications in 3 languages and 3,855 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Personal narratives  Bibliography  Union lists (Library catalogs)  Abbreviations of titles  Miscellanea  Guidebooks  Popular works 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: QP86, 612.68
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Most widely held works by P. Chalmers Mitchell
The prolongation of life optimistic studies by Elie Metchnikoff ( )
20 editions published between 1907 and 2004 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Three chief evils that hang over us are disease, old age, and death. To study and control senescence, Metchnikoff proposed the establishment of a new scientific discipline he named 'gerontology.' In this classic text on the prolongation of life, Metchnikoff suggests that science should be encouraged and helped in every possible way in its task of removing the diseases and habits that now prevent human life from running its normal course, and his belief is that, were the task accomplished, the great cause of pessimism would disappear. Metchnikoff was able to proclaim himself an optimist
The nature of man; studies in optimistic philosophy by Elie Metchnikoff ( Book )
35 editions published between 1903 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the volume that he has now given to the public, he has addressed himself to the gravest and the most serious problems of humanity, to life and sex and death and the fear of death. From the earliest days when man could spare time from the satisfaction of his immediate wants to reflect upon his nature and destiny, these problems and the invention of fantastic solutions or evasive anodynes have absorbed his attention. The folklore and philosophy, the religion and poetry of all races and of all stages of culture, from savage barbarism to decadent refinement, revolve round these obsessions of the mind, and, as Metchnikoff most plainly shows, no enduring comfort has yet been found. Now, for the first time in the history of thought, the exact methods of science have been brought to the statement of the problems. For the first time proper knowledge has been brought to the task, and it is to be remembered that this volume is an attempt to explain mysteries of the flesh and of the spirit of which all existing explanations have failed to satisfy humanity. The volume is avowedly no more than a preliminary statement, a rallying point for the work of future generations. But it awakens a new hope for humanity now that the old are fallen dumb; as Metchnikoff himself says, if it be true that man cannot live without faith, this volume, when the age of faith seemed gone by, has provided a new faith, that in the all-powerfulness of science"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Counter-attack in Spain by Ramón José Sender ( Book )
4 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Personal narratives of the Spanish Civil War
Thomas Henry Huxley; a sketch of his life and work by P. Chalmers Mitchell ( Book )
23 editions published between 1900 and 1913 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seven red Sundays by Ramón José Sender ( Book )
15 editions published between 1936 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The childhood of animals by P. Chalmers Mitchell ( Book )
21 editions published between 1912 and 1940 in English and Undetermined and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In December and January of 1911-1912 I delivered the Christmas Course of Lectures, "adapted to a Juvenile Auditory," at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, and took as my subject " The Childhood of Animals." The six lectures were not written; they shaped themselves as the course proceeded, partly in relation to the set of lantern-slides, specimens and living animals that I was able to bring, and partly in accordance with the advice of my kind and experienced friend Sir James Dewar. This book is not a printed version of the lectures, although it tells the same story in a different fashion. A lecture must be as direct and as little cumbered with detail as may be; the leaves of a book can be turned backwards and forwards, and its lines skipped or re-read. I have therefore been able to include many details that I had to omit when I was speaking, and to cover my canvas in a different way. In particular, I am no longer trying to address a juvenile auditory; I have attempted to avoid the use of terms familiar only to students of zoology, and to refrain from anatomical detail, but at the same time to refrain from the irritating habit of assuming that my readers have no knowledge, no dictionaries and no other books. My object has been to bring together observations old and new that seemed to throw a light on the nature of the period in the life-history of animals between birth and maturity, rather than to write a formal treatise on the subject. I have not found it possible, nor have I tried to keep strictly within the logical confines of the title. Where the subject seemed to lead, there I have followed cheerfully, remembering that I am not preparing readers for an examination where no marks will be assigned to extraneous matter"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved)
Evolution and the war by P. Chalmers Mitchell ( Book )
10 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mr. Witt among the rebels by Ramón José Sender ( Book )
6 editions published between 1937 and 1938 in English and Undetermined and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A World list of scientific periodicals published in the years 1900-1933 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A World list of scientific periodicals published in the years 1900-1921 ( Book )
in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The war in Spain; a personal narrative by Ramón José Sender ( Book )
9 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
My house in Málaga by P. Chalmers Mitchell ( Book )
12 editions published between 1931 and 1938 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Centenary history of the Zoological Society of London by P. Chalmers Mitchell ( Book )
5 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Official guide to the gardens and aquarium of the Zoological Society of London by P. Chalmers Mitchell ( Book )
40 editions published between 1904 and 1935 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The biological problem of today : preformation or epigenesis? The basis of a theory of organic development by Oscar Hertwig ( Book )
5 editions published between 1896 and 1993 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Materialism and vitalism in biology by P. Chalmers Mitchell ( Book )
5 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The seven pillars by Wenceslao Fernández-Flórez ( Book )
2 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the intestinal tract of birds with remarks on the valuation and nomenclature of zoological characters by P. Chalmers Mitchell ( Book )
3 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
List of the vertebrated animals exhibited in the gardens of the Zoological Society of London, 1828-1927 by England) London Zoo (London ( Book )
3 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le darwinisme et la guerre by P. Chalmers Mitchell ( Book )
5 editions published in 1916 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Chalmers Mitchell, P., 1864-1945
Chalmers Mitchell, Peter 1864-1945
Mitchell, P. C.
Mitchell, P. C. (Peter Chalmers), Sir, 1864-1945
Mitchell, P. Chalmers
Mitchell, P. Chalmers 1864-1945
Mitchell, Peter Chalmers
Mitchell, Peter Chalmers, Sir, 1864-1945
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Languages
English (223)
French (5)
Spanish (3)
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