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Brewster, David 1781-1868

Overview
Works: 648 works in 1,724 publications in 3 languages and 16,355 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Juvenile works  Textbooks  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Correspondent, Arranger, Other, Publishing director, Author of introduction
Classifications: QC16.N7, 530
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A treatise on optics by David Brewster( Book )

75 editions published between 1831 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of the life, writings and discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton by David Brewster( Book )

31 editions published between 1855 and 2013 in English and German and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters on natural magic : addressed to Sir Walter Scott, Bart. by David Brewster( Book )

93 editions published between 1832 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating volume is a collection of letters on the subject of magic and science in ancient governments
The life of Sir Isaac Newton by David Brewster( Book )

71 editions published between 1829 and 2013 in English and French and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stereoscope : its history, theory, and construction : with its application to the fine and useful arts and to education by David Brewster( Book )

21 editions published between 1856 and 2012 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stereoscope; its history, theory, and construction by David Brewster( Book )

11 editions published between 1856 and 2013 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The martyrs of science; or, The lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler by David Brewster( Book )

67 editions published between 1840 and 2013 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More worlds than one : the creed of the philosopher and the hope of the Christian by David Brewster( Book )

70 editions published between 1854 and 2012 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir David Brewster (1781-1868) was a distinguished scientist and inventor who frequently turned the results of his research to practical ends; his work on the diffraction of light, for example, led to his developing improved reflectors for lighthouses and inventing two popular Victorian toys, the stereoscope and the kaleidoscope. He was also active as the editor of the Edinburgh Magazine and the Edinburgh Encyclopaedia (1808-1830) and contributed to the seventh and eighth editions of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, as well as writing many articles for a variety of philosophical and scientific journals. He was deeply religious, and in More Worlds Than One (1854) he set out to counter the arguments against extra-terrestrial life of William Whewell's recently published Of the Plurality of Worlds (also reissued in this series), urging that Whewell's 'extraordinary doctrine' was wrong on scientific grounds
A treatise on new philosophical instruments for various purposes in the arts and sciences : with experiments on light and colours by David Brewster( Book )

15 editions published between 1813 and 1971 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Edinburgh philosophical journal by Royal Society of Edinburgh( )

in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Wernerian Natural History Society, etc
Brewster and Wheatstone on vision by David Brewster( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of geometry and trigonometry by A. M Legendre( Book )

32 editions published between 1830 and 1850 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Edinburgh encyclopaedia by Edinburgh Encyclopædia( Book )

18 editions published between 1813 and 1832 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of Euler on different subjects in natural philosophy : addressed to a German princess : with notes and a life of Euler by Leonhard Euler( Book )

29 editions published between 1833 and 1858 in English and Undetermined and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A system of mechanical philosophy by John Robison( Book )

10 editions published in 1822 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a new analysis of solar light, indicating three primary colours, forming coincident spectra of equal length by David Brewster( Book )

5 editions published between 1831 and 1834 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ferguson's Lectures on select subjects in mechanics, hydrostatics, hydraulics, pneumatics, optics, geography, astronomy, and dialling by James Ferguson( Book )

16 editions published between 1805 and 1814 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The kaleidoscope, its history, theory and construction with its application to the fine and useful arts by David Brewster( Book )

17 editions published between 1858 and 1870 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on the microscope, forming the article under that head in the seventh edition of the Encyclopaedia britannica by David Brewster( Book )

12 editions published between 1837 and 1980 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Address by David Brewster( Book )

5 editions published between 1850 and 1980 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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More worlds than one : the creed of the philosopher and the hope of the Christian
Alternative Names
Brewster, David 1781-1868 Sir

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Brewster, Sir David

David Brewster

David Brewster Brits natuurkundige

David Brewster fisico e inventore scozzese

David Brewster schottischer Physiker, Erfinder des Kaleidoskops

David Brewster skót fizikus, matematikus

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Дейвид Брюстер

Дэвид Брюстер

Дэвид Брюстер британский астроном и математик

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ディヴィッド・ブリュースター

大卫·布儒斯特

Languages
English (647)

French (12)

German (1)

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More worlds than one : the creed of the philosopher and the hope of the ChristianThe home life of Sir David Brewster