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Forbes, James David 1809-1868

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Works: 640 works in 990 publications in 3 languages and 3,015 library holdings
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Travels through the Alps of Savoy and other parts of the Pennine chain : with observations on the phenomena of glaciers by James David Forbes( Book )

33 editions published between 1843 and 2012 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The renowned geologist James D. Forbes (1809–68) presents an account of his systematic exploration of alpine mountain regions and glaciers in this important 1843 publication. Forbes' graphic descriptions of alpine scenery and his mountaineering feats are combined with detailed records of his scientific research and experiments. The study cemented Forbes' reputation in the field, which was later to be commemorated by the naming of the Aiguille Forbes in the Alps and of Mount Forbes in both Canada and New Zealand. The aim in writing the book, says Forbes, was to 'illustrate the physical geography of a particular district in one of the most frequented regions of the Alps'. In doing this, he draws upon the important work of the 'bold mountaineer' Horace Bénédict de Saussure, whose feats and achievements Forbes clearly admired. The book is still viewed today as one of the most influential and important publications on mountaineering
Norway and its glaciers, visited in 1851; followed by journals of excursions in the high Alps of Dauphiné, Berne and Savoy by James David Forbes( Book )

12 editions published between 1853 and 1969 in English and French and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of glaciers in Norway as seen by author during 1851 visit. Also discusses excursions in high alps of Dauphine, Berne, and Savoy
Occasional papers on the theory of glaciers : now first collected and chronologically arranged, with a prefatory note on the recent progress and present aspect of the theory by James David Forbes( Book )

10 editions published between 1859 and 1969 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physical notices of the Bay of Naples by James David Forbes( Book )

23 editions published between 1828 and 1977 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James David Forbes, pioneer Scottish glaciologist by Frank F Cunningham( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels through the Alps by James David Forbes( Book )

12 editions published in 1900 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tour of Mont Blanc and of Monte Rose : being a personal narrative, abridged from the author's "Travels in the Alps of Savoy, "-- by James David Forbes( Book )

15 editions published between 1855 and 2012 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "more popular and narrative portion" of the author's Travels through the Alps of Savoy with an introductory chapter on glaciers extracted from an article in the Edinburgh Review
Dissertation sixth: exhibiting a general view of the progress of mathematical and physical science, principally from 1775 to 1850 by James David Forbes( )

13 editions published between 1842 and 2016 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reisen in den Savoyer Alpen und in anderen Theilen der Penninen-Kette : nebst Beobachtungen über die Gletscher by James David Forbes( Book )

14 editions published between 1845 and 2012 in German and English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beinhaltet unter anderem: Beschreibung der Gletscher und deren geologischen Tätigkeit ; Beschreibung der Eismeere ; Wanderungen um den Mont Blanc ; Umgebung von Zermatt ; Umgebung des Monte Rosas
Observations on solar radiation, made at Fort Franklin in the years 1825, 1826 and 1827 by John Richardson( Book )

6 editions published between 1841 and 1982 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norwegen und seine Gletscher : nebst Reisen in den Hochalpen der Dauphiné, von Bern und Savoyen by James David Forbes( Book )

12 editions published between 1855 and 1858 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations of the viscous theory of glacier motion by James David Forbes( Book )

6 editions published between 1846 and 2015 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together works published between 1846 and 1859 by the Scot James D. Forbes (1809-68) and Irishman John Tyndall (1820-93), both of whom were experienced alpinists as well as glaciologists. However, their views on the motion of glaciers were disparate, and a scientific quarrel over primacy and credit for discoveries continued even after their respective deaths. These papers include Forbes' articles on experiments on the flow of plastic bodies and analogies between lava and glacier flows, and on the plasticity of glacier ice, as well as Tyndall's observations on the physical phenomena of various Alpine glaciers, including the famous 'Mer de Glace', and a piece on the structure and motion of glaciers, co-written with Thomas Huxley. Several works by and about all three scientists (including works on Alpine travel) have also been reissued in this series
Mémoire sur les oiseaux des environs de Genève by L. A Necker( Book )

4 editions published in 1864 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abriss einer Geschichte der neueren Fortschritte und des gegenwärtigen Zustandes der Meteorologie ... übersetzt und ergänzt von W. Mahlmann by James David Forbes( )

2 editions published in 1836 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the horary oscillations of the barometer near Edinburgh, deduced from 4410 observations : with an inquiry into the law of geographical distribution of the phenomenon by James David Forbes( Book )

6 editions published between 1831 and 1977 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir on barometric instruments acting by compression : considered particularly in their application to the measurement of heights : including some new trigonometrical determinations by James David Forbes( Book )

5 editions published between 1830 and 1977 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notice respecting a vitrified fort at Carradale in Argyleshire [sic] by James David Forbes( Book )

3 editions published between 1832 and 1977 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of a new anemometer by James David Forbes( Book )

3 editions published between 1830 and 1977 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations respecting Professor Leslie's formula for the decrease of heat in the atmosphere : and his opinions respecting the polar temperature by James David Forbes( Book )

3 editions published between 1831 and 1977 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Forbes, J. D. 1809-1868

Forbes, James.

Forbes, James 1809-1868

Forbes, James D.

Forbes, James D. 1809-1868

Forbes, James David 1809-1868

James David Forbes britisk fysikar

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James David Forbes Brits natuurkundige (1809-1868)

James David Forbes brittisk fysiker

James David Forbes geologo scozzese

James David Forbes schottischer Physiker

Форбс, Джеймс Дэвид

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English (208)

German (25)

French (6)