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Scrope, George Poulett 1797-1876

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Works: 190 works in 768 publications in 1 language and 9,329 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer
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Most widely held works by George Poulett Scrope
The geology and extinct volcanos of central France by George Poulett Scrope( Book )

32 editions published between 1858 and 2011 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Poulett Scrope (1797–1876) was a British geologist who studied at Cambridge, where his teachers included Adam Sedgwick, and who became a close colleague of Charles Lyell. As an undergraduate he developed a lifelong fascination with volcanos, inspired by visits to Vesuvius and Etna. After graduating in 1821 he spent six months exploring extinct volcanos of the Massif Central in France, and he returned to Naples to witness the 1822 eruption of Vesuvius. In 1825 he published Considerations on Volcanos (also reissued in this series), and in 1826 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. His pioneering work on France was originally published in 1827 as Memoir on the Geology of Central France and later revised for the 1858 edition reissued here. It contains detailed descriptions and illustrations of volcanos, and argues that the concept of geological time is important for the understanding of mineralogy and volcanism
Principles of political economy, deduced from the natural laws of social welfare and applied to the present state of Britain by George Poulett Scrope( Book )

28 editions published between 1833 and 2005 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extracts of letters from poor persons who emigrated last year to Canada and the United States : printed for the information of the labouring poor, and their friends in this country by George Poulett Scrope( Book )

28 editions published between 1831 and 2015 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir of the life of the Right Honourable Charles Lord Sydenham, G.C.B., with a narrative of his administration in Canada by George Poulett Scrope( Book )

41 editions published between 1843 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considerations on volcanos : the probable causes of their phenomena, the laws which determine their march, the disposition of their products and their connexion with the present state and past history of the globe : leading to the establishment of a new theory of the earth by George Poulett Scrope( Book )

33 editions published between 1825 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Julius Poulett Scrope (1797-1876) published Considerations on Volcanos in 1825. The work contains the results of his observations of volcanos in the volcanic regions of central France, Italy and Germany. It includes scientific descriptions of all volcanos in these areas, with each categorised according to its level of activity, main characteristics and geological history. Scope's work was one of the first attempts at a comprehensive theory of volcanic action and an understanding of the significance of volcanos as evidence for the earth's history. Scrope argued that volcanos should be studied in terms of known geological processes, and that 'non-catastrophic' causes should be considered to explain their formation. He argued that a gradual cooling of the earth was key to the formation of volcanos. This is a major work of nineteenth-century geology that sets out many of the principles still followed in vulcanology
Volcanos : the character of their phenomena, their share in the structure and composition of the surface of the globe, and their relation to its internal forces : with a descriptive catalogue of all known volcanos and volcanic formations by George Poulett Scrope( Book )

20 editions published between 1862 and 2011 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While a student, George Poulett Scrope (1797-1876) visited Vesuvius and Etna and developed a passionate enthusiasm for volcanos. He did pioneering fieldwork in France in 1821, witnessed the eruption of Vesuvius in 1822, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1826. Scrope became increasingly involved in economics and politics, but later in his career published revised versions of two pioneering books on volcanism he had originally published in the 1820s. Volcanos (1862), reissued here, was based on his Considerations on Volcanos (1825, also reissued in this series) and dedicated to his life-long friend and colleague Charles Lyell. This influential work on volcanic phenomena includes a substantial catalogue of 'all known volcanos and volcanic formations' as well as a dramatic illustration of Vesuvius. It was translated into French and German, went into a second English edition in 1872, and was one of the foundational texts of volcanology
Plan of a poor-law for Ireland, with a review of the arguments for and against it by George Poulett Scrope( Book )

17 editions published between 1833 and 2005 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suggested legislation with a view to the improvement of the dwellings of the poor by George Poulett Scrope( Book )

11 editions published in 1849 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plea for the rights of industry in Ireland : being the substance of letters which recently appeared in the Morning chronicle : with additions by George Poulett Scrope( )

10 editions published between 1848 and 2016 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters to the Right Hon. Lord John Russell, on the expediency of enlarging the Irish poor-law to the full extent of the poor-law of England by George Poulett Scrope( Book )

11 editions published between 1846 and 2005 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Irish relief measures, past and future by George Poulett Scrope( Book )

10 editions published in 1848 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remarks on the Irish poor relief bill by George Poulett Scrope( Book )

11 editions published between 1847 and 2005 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Irish Poor Law, how far has it failed, and why? : a question addressed to the common sense of his countrymen by George Poulett Scrope( Book )

12 editions published in 1849 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The common cause of the landlord, tenant, and labourer, and the common cure of their complaint : in a letter to the agriculturists of the South of England by George Poulett Scrope( Book )

9 editions published in 1830 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The currency question freed from mystery : in a letter to Mr. Peel, showing how the distress may be relieved without altering the standard by George Poulett Scrope( Book )

7 editions published in 1830 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rights of industry, or, The social problem of the day as exemplified in France, Ireland and Britain by George Poulett Scrope( Book )

8 editions published in 1848 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Considerations on volcanos : the probable causes of their phenomena, the laws which determine their march, the disposition of their products and their connexion with the present state and past history of the globe : leading to the establishment of a new theory of the earth
Alternative Names
George Julius Poulett Scrope britisk geolog og politikar

George Julius Poulett Scrope britisk geolog og politiker

George Julius Poulett Scrope Brits politicus (1797-1876)

George Julius Poulett Scrope brittisk geolog och politiker

George Julius Poulett Scrope English geologist, political economist and politician

George Julius Poulett Scrope geólogo y político inglés

George Julius Scrope englischer Geologe

George Poulett Scrope

George Poulett Scrope politicien britannique

Poulett Scrope, G. 1797-1876

Poulett-Scrope, George 1797-1876

Scrope, G. Poulett.

Scrope, G. Poulett 1797-1876

Scrope, G. Poulett (George Poulett), 1797-1876

Scrope, George 1797-1876

Scrope, George Julius 1797-1876

Scrope George Julius Duncombe Poulett

Scrope, George Julius Duncombe Poulett 1797-1876

Scrope, George Julius Poulett.

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Thomson, George Julius Poulett 1797-1876

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Considerations on volcanos : the probable causes of their phenomena, the laws which determine their march, the disposition of their products and their connexion with the present state and past history of the globe : leading to the establishment of a new theory of the earthVolcanos : the character of their phenomena, their share in the structure and composition of the surface of the globe, and their relation to its internal forces : with a descriptive catalogue of all known volcanos and volcanic formations