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Smyth, W. H. (William Henry) 1788-1865

Overview
Works: 212 works in 538 publications in 2 languages and 4,866 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Terminology  Naval history  Maps  Observations  Music  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Cartographer, Composer, Compiler, Other, Correspondent
Classifications: E141, 970.01
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Most widely held works by W. H Smyth
History of the New World by Girolamo Benzoni( Book )

57 editions published between 1857 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An abridged, annotated translation of Girolamo Benzoni's 1572 History of the New World, which describes firsthand encounters between Europeans and Native Americans, New World geography, and indigenous flora and fauna"--Provided by publisher
The sailor's word-book: an alphabetical digest of nautical terms, including some more especially military and scientific ... as well as archaisms of early voyagers, etc by W. H Smyth( Book )

43 editions published between 1867 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Admiral William Henry Smyth (1780-1865) went to sea at an early age, becoming a sailor and surveyor with the East India Company, and later moving to Mediterranean waters. A founding member of the Royal Geographical Society in 1830, he spent much of his free time engaged in scientific pursuits. One of his final projects was this 'word-book' of nautical terminology, which he had been compiling throughout his career, and whose publication was eagerly anticipated by his fellow naval officers. Although Smyth died before it was published in 1867, his notes were edited by his family and revised by Sir Edward Belcher (1799-1877). Ranging from technical terminology to sailors' slang, Smyth's glossary contains more than 700 pages of definitions, arranged alphabetically, making it an indispensable source on nineteenth-century nautical vocabulary for both maritime historians and sailing aficionados
A cycle of celestial objects, for the use of naval, military, and private astronomers by W. H Smyth( Book )

11 editions published between 1844 and 1972 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mediterranean : a memoir, physical, historical, and nautical by W. H Smyth( Book )

18 editions published between 1854 and 2016 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographies of distinguished scientific men by F Arago( Book )

11 editions published between 1857 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cycle of celestial objects, observed, reduced, and discussed by W. H Smyth( Book )

14 editions published in 1881 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir descriptive of the resources, inhabitants, and hydrography, of Sicily and its islands, interspersed with antiquarian and other notices by W. H Smyth( Book )

12 editions published between 1824 and 2016 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ædes Hartwellianæ; or, Notices of the manor and mansion of Hartwell by W. H Smyth( Book )

19 editions published between 1851 and 2014 in English and Latin and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The astronomer John Lee (1783-66) inherited Hartwell House in Buckinghamshire in 1827. During its colourful history, the mansion had notably been occupied between 1809 and 1814 by the exiled court of Louis XVIII. Lee turned the house into something of a museum for his antiquarian and scientific interests, constructing an observatory to the design of the his close friend William Henry Smyth (1788-1865), after whom Lee named a lunar sea. A naval officer, Smyth had helped to found the Royal Geographical Society in 1830. His Sidereal Chromatics (1864) and The Sailor's Word-Book (1867) are also reissued in this series. This charming history and description of Hartwell, its grounds, buildings and contents, appeared in two volumes between 1851 and 1864, illuminating especially the practice of contemporary astronomy. Illustrated throughout, the first volume (1851) includes coverage relating to the locality, the lords of the manor, the collected antiquities and the observatory
Studies for the loss of atomic and molecular species from Io : report for the periods of July 23 to September 22, 1997 by W. H Smyth( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies for the loss of atomic and molecular species from Io : report for the periods of November 23, 1997 to January 22, 1998 by W. H Smyth( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies for the loss of atomic and molecular species for Io : final report for the period of May 7, 1993 to May 6, 1996 by W. H Smyth( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies of the gas tori of Titan and Triton : final report for the period, January 24, 1994 to July 23, 1997 by W. H Smyth( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extended atmospheres of comets and outer planet-satellite systems by W. H Smyth( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sidereal chromatics; being a re-print, with additions from the "Bedford cycle of celestial objects," and its "Hartwell continuation," on the colours of multiple stars by W. H Smyth( Book )

17 editions published between 1864 and 2010 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Admiral William Henry Smyth's Sidereal Chromatics (1864) represents a landmark achievement in nineteenth-century astronomy, offering the most precise observations of the colours of double stars yet recorded. An expansion upon his well-known Bedford Cycle of Celestial Objects, which garnered a gold medal from the Royal Astronomical Society, Sidereal Chromatics provides both a theory concerning the source of double-star colours and a method for determining their most exact description. Detailed charts compare Smyth's measurements of more than one hundred double stars with his own previously published observations and those of his fellow astronomer, Father Benedetto Sestini. This edition also includes Smyth's famous colour chart, an attempt to standardise the process of identifying double-star colours. Sidereal Chromatics ends with Smyth's plea to amateur astronomers to continue the effort of charting the heavens, aided by improved telescopes and works such as his, 'trustworthy treatises available to all men'
The life and services of Captain Philip Beaver, late of His Majesty's ship Nisus by W. H Smyth( Book )

6 editions published between 1829 and 1991 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extended atmospheres of outer planet satellites and comets by W. H Smyth( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descriptive catalogue of a cabinet of Roman imperial large-brass medals by W. H Smyth( Book )

10 editions published between 1834 and 1884 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A popular treatise on comets : reprinted from Popular astronomy by F Arago( Book )

5 editions published in 1861 in English and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographies of distinguished scientific men by F Arago( Book )

6 editions published between 1859 and 1995 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The sailor's word-book: an alphabetical digest of nautical terms, including some more especially military and scientific ... as well as archaisms of early voyagers, etc
Alternative Names
Smith, William Henry 1788-1865

Smyth, Guglielmo E. 1788-1865

Smyth, W. H. 1788-1865

Smyth, William Henry

Smyth, William Henry 1788-1865

William Henry Smyth astronomo e ammiraglio britannico

William Henry Smyth Brits astronoom (1788-1865)

William Henry Smyth englischer Astronom

Смит, Уильям Генри

وليام هنري سميث

ウィリアム・ヘンリー・スミス

威廉·亨利·史密斯

Languages
English (254)

Latin (1)

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The sailor's word-book: an alphabetical digest of nautical terms, including some more especially military and scientific ... as well as archaisms of early voyagers, etcSidereal chromatics; being a re-print, with additions from the "Bedford cycle of celestial objects," and its "Hartwell continuation," on the colours of multiple stars