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Nasmyth, James 1808-1890

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Works: 89 works in 264 publications in 4 languages and 1,995 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Photographs  Biographies  Observations  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Honoree
Classifications: QB581, 620.00924
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The moon considered as a planet, a world, and a satellite by James Nasmyth( Book )

53 editions published between 1874 and 2016 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nasmyth's wonderfully evocative representations of the lunar surface are the most realistic ever produced by earthbound observers. James Nasmyth was not only the inventor of the steam hammer, that great symbol of victorian engineering, but was also an enthusiastic astronomer. He built a series of increasingly powerful telescopes and won a prize medal at the Great Exhibition for his drawings of the lunar surface (he had inherited a talent for drawing from his father, the painter Alexander Nasmyth.) He then made models of the lunar surface, based on his observations and drawings and the prints in this book are from photographs of these models taken in bright sunlight. Besides the plates the book is important for the discussion of the origins of the moon's physical geography
Practical essays on mill work and other machinery by Robertson Buchanan( )

9 editions published in 1841 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Nasmyth engineer; an autobiography by James Nasmyth( Book )

26 editions published between 1883 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This autobiography was first published in 1883, and recounts the life of the Scottish scientist and inventor James Nasmyth (1808–1890), who was arguably the last of the early pioneers of the machine tool industry, most famously remembered for his invention of the steam hammer. He also produced and manufactured several other important machine tools, including a hydraulic press which used water pressure to force tight-fitting machine parts together. All of these machines became popular in manufacturing, and all are still in use today in modified forms. Nasmyth retired from business in 1856 at the age of just 48, and pursued his various hobbies including astronomy; he was co-author of The Moon: Considered as a Planet, a World, and a Satellite (1874) with James Carpenter. This autobiography follows a chronological order, and a list of Nasmyth's inventions is given at the end of the book
Der Mond betrachtet als Planet, Welt und Trabant by James Nasmyth( Book )

18 editions published between 1876 and 1906 in 3 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Mond als Planet, Welt und Trabant by James Nasmyth( Book )

6 editions published in 1906 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of an instrument for measuring the comparative expansibility of metals and other solid bodies by James Nasmyth( Book )

3 editions published between 1827 and 1977 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practical essays on mill work and other machinery by Robertson Buchanan( )

1 edition published in 1841 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiography by James Nasmyth( Book )

4 editions published between 1883 and 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of practical mechanism and machine tools by T Baker( Book )

2 editions published in 1882 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of James Nasmyth : engineer and astronomer by Lucy Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 1894 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die physiognomie des mondes : versuch einer deutung derselben im anschluss an die arbeiten von Madler, Nasmyth und Carpenter by Heinrich W. J Thiersch( Book )

1 edition published in 1883 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Nasmyth : an autobiography by James Nasmyth( Book )

4 editions published between 1883 and 1997 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solar willow-leaves : or, An account of the great spot in the sun, as observed by Mr. Nasmyth, in July, 1860 ... by Josiah CRAMPTON( Book )

2 editions published in 1861 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Perpetual lease, or, The identification of labour with land and capital( Book )

1 edition published in 1846 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Nasmyth, engineer : an autobiography. Ed. by Samuel Smiles. With a portrait by George Reid, etched by Paul Rajon, and numerous illustrations by James Nasmyth( Book )

1 edition published in 1883 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oil prices in 1990 and beyond by David Hawdon( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autobiography of James Nasmyth, engineer : passages selected to form a continuous narrative from the original edition of Samuel Smiles by James Nasmyth( Book )

4 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Elements of Practical Mechanism and Machine Tools ... With remarks on tools and machinery by James Nasmyth ... Third edition by Thomas BAKER( Book )

2 editions published in 1867 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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James Nasmyth engineer; an autobiography
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Alternative Names
James Nasmyth

James Nasmyth britisk ingeniør og astronom

James Nasmyth brittisk ingenjör och astronom

James Nasmyth Schots ingenieur (1808-1890)

James Nasmyth schottischer Ingenieur

James Nasmyth Scottish mechanical engineer and inventor

Naesmyth, James 1808-1890

Nasmith, James 1808-1890

Nasmyth, J.

Nasmyth, J. 1808-1890

Nasmyth, James Hall

Nasmyth, James Hall 1808-1890

Nesmit, Dzheĭms 1808-1890

Nesmyth, James 1808-1890

Джеймс Несміт

Несмит, Джеймс

جيمس نازميت

جیمز ناسمیت ستاره‌شناس و مهندس بریتانیایی

ジェームス・ナスミス

詹姆斯·内史密斯

Languages
English (173)

German (23)

French (3)

Russian (1)