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Sabine, Edward Sir 1788-1883

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Works: 345 works in 908 publications in 3 languages and 4,093 library holdings
Genres: History  Observations  Periodicals  Sources  Records and correspondence  Biographies  Business correspondence  Personal correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
Classifications: G635.P3, 919.8
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Narrative of an expedition to the Polar Sea, in the years 1820, 1821, 1822 & 1823. Commanded by Lieutenant, now Admiral, Ferdinand von Wrangell by Ferdinand Petrovich Wrangel( )

75 editions published between 1840 and 2013 in English and German and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translation from German edition. Narrative of Russian government 1820-23 expedition led by Wrangell (or Vrangel) to survey coast eastward from Kolyma River and to explore northward in East Siberian Sea for new land. Also contains short history of former Russian expeditions in Siberian arctic
Journal of a voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; performed in the years, 1819-20, in His Majesty's ships Hecla and Griper, under the orders of William Edward Parry, R.N., F.R.S., and commander of the expedition by William Edward Parry( Book )

15 editions published between 1821 and 1977 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Englishman William Edward Parry's journal of his voyage for the discovery of a North-west passage through the Canadian Arctic in the years 1819-'20 aboard the ships Hecla and Griper. Includes official instructions to Parry from the British government on undertaking the expedition, details of land and sea exploration, encounters with Inuit (Eskimos) and fauna in the region, lists of supplies, chronometric, magnetic and lunar observations, numerous plates and maps, glossary of technical terms
An account of experiments to determine the figure of the earth by means of the pendulum vibrating seconds in different latitudes : as well as on various other subjects of philosophical inquiry by Edward Sabine( )

24 editions published between 1825 and 2015 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As early as the seventeenth century, scientists realised that a pendulum swings more slowly at the equator than it would at the North Pole. Newton predicted that gravity increased with latitude, and that the Earth could not be perfectly spherical. Although various experiments were undertaken to determine the exact degree of this ellipticity, none proved successful until physicist Edward Sabine (1788-1883) embarked on a series of expeditions across the world. Based on pendulum measurements from a wide range of latitudes, from Jamaica to Spitsbergen, his results were very different to mathematical predictions, and far more accurate; Charles Babbage would even complain that they were too good to be true. In this account, which first appeared in 1825, Sabine explains his methodology and presents his findings. His book opens a fascinating window into nineteenth-century geodesy for students in the history of science
Cosmos : sketch of a physical description of the universe by Alexander von Humboldt( )

31 editions published between 1846 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polymath Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), a self-described 'scientific traveller', was one of the most respected scientists of his time. Humboldt's wanderlust led him across Europe and to South America, Mexico, the U.S., and Russia, and his voyages and observations resulted in the discovery of many species previously unknown to Europeans. Originating as lectures delivered in Berlin and Paris (1827-1828), his multi-volume Cosmos: Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe (1845-1860) represented the culmination of his lifelong interest in understanding the physical world. As Humboldt writes, 'I ever desired to discern physical phenomena in their widest mutual connection, and to comprehend Nature as a whole, animated and moved by inward forces.' Volume 1 (1846) investigates celestial and terrestrial phenomena, from nebulae to the temperature of the earth, as well as 'organic life'. Throughout, he stresses the method of, and limits to, describing the universe's physical nature
Remarks on the account of the late Voyage of discovery to Baffin's Bay by Edward Sabine( Book )

32 editions published between 1810 and 1983 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The North Georgia gazette, and winter chronicle by Edward Sabine( Book )

24 editions published between 1821 and 2012 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alone, months of sailing separating them from home, in the polar winter where the sun never rises, the two ships of Captain William Parry's expedition lay encased in ice from November 1819 to March 1820. In order to fully chart the North-West Passage between the Atlantic and the Pacific, it was necessary to overwinter in the Arctic, something that no other British expedition had done before. To boost morale in these uncomfortable circumstances, Captain Edward Sabine (1788-1883), a senior scientist carrying out measurements of natural phenomena, founded and edited a weekly magazine, which ran for twenty-one issues and was made available to the wider world in 1821. Offering jokes, poems, stories and thinly disguised gossip, the members of the expedition contributed to the magazine with enthusiasm (after having first thawed their ink). This little book offers unique insight into what polar exploration in the nineteenth century was actually like
Observations made at the Magnetical and Meteorolgical Observatory at Toronto in Canada by Edward Sabine( Book )

31 editions published between 1845 and 1984 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on the variations of the magnetic intensity observed at different points of the earth's surface by Edward Sabine( Book )

11 editions published between 1838 and 1972 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meteorological essays: by F Arago( Book )

11 editions published between 1855 and 1987 in English and German and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on days of unusual magnetic disturbance, made at the British colonial magnetic observatories, under the departments of the ordnance and admiralty by Edward Sabine( )

22 editions published between 1843 and 1851 in English and French and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A supplement to the appendix of Captain Parry's voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage, in the years 1819-20 : containing an account of the subjects of natural history by William Edward Parry( Book )

9 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The North Georgia gazette, and winter chronicle( )

in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels in the Timannee, Kooranko, and Soolima countries, in Western Africa by Alexander Gordon Laing( Book )

7 editions published in 1825 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meteorological essays and observations by J. Frederic Daniell( Book )

4 editions published between 1823 and 1969 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the early nineteenth century, meteorologists were equipped with plenty of useful devices: barometers, thermometers, hygrometers, and any number of variations thereon. But the nature of these instruments was not wholly understood. While it was possible to take accurate measurements with a barometer, what physical process made the mercury move? What exactly is atmospheric pressure? And how can one measure sunlight? Ranging from wild theories of gravity-resistant air particles to the latest experiments in altitude, chemist and physicist John Frederic Daniell (1790-1845) presents his answers in this collection of essays. First published in 1823, this enlarged second edition of 1827 includes his work on the climate of London, the effect of atmospheric conditions on human health, and suggested improvements for the design of a new hygrometer. Daniell later became the first professor of chemistry at King's College, London, and foreign secretary of the Royal Society
A memoir on the birds of Greenland : with description and notes on the species observed in the late voyage of discovery in Davis's Straits and Baffin's Bay by Edward Sabine( Book )

13 editions published between 1818 and 2016 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of Colonel Sir Augustus Simon Frazer, K.C.B. commanding the Royal horse artillery in the army under Wellington. Written during the peninsular and Waterloo campaigns by Augustus Simon Frazer( Book )

4 editions published in 1859 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on the meteorology of Toronto by Edward Sabine( Book )

10 editions published between 1845 and 1987 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Council of the British Association for the Advancement of Science : Meeting] by British Association for the Advancement of Science( Book )

48 editions published between 1841 and 1869 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on the magnetic isoclinal and isodynamic lines in the British Islands : from observations by Humphrey Lloyd [and others] by Edward Sabine( Book )

12 editions published in 1839 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations made at the magnetical and meterological observatory at St. Helena printed by order of Her Majesty's Government by Edward Sabine( Book )

in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Cosmos : sketch of a physical description of the universe
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Alternative Names
Edward Sabine astronoom uit Ierland (1788-1883)

Edward Sabine général de l'armée britannique

Edward Sabine irischer Astronom

Edward Sabine scienziato irlandese

Sabine 1788-1883 Colonel

Sabine, E. 1788-1883

Sabine, E. (Edward), 1788-1883

Sabine Édouard 1788-1883

Sabine, Eduard 1788-1883

Sabine Edward

Sabine (Edward), Colonel, 1788-1883

Едвард Себін

Едуард Сабин

Сэбин, Эдвард

Эдвард Сэбин британский физик и математик; генерал-лейтенант британской армии

إدوارد سابين

ادوارد سابین ستاره‌شناس، مهندس، فیزیک‌دان، و کاشف ایرلندی

エドワード・サビーン

爱德华·萨宾

Languages
English (413)

German (5)

French (5)