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Smyth, C. Piazzi (Charles Piazzi) 1819-1900

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Works: 248 works in 538 publications in 3 languages and 4,180 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Observations  Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DT63.5, 932
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Most widely held works by C. Piazzi Smyth
The great pyramid : its secrets and mysteries revealed by C. Piazzi Smyth( Book )

12 editions published between 1880 and 1994 in English and French and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intriguing look into the architecture and construction of the Great Pyramid at Giza. Full of details, dimensions, and amazing insights into its occult meanings and mysteries. Facsimile of a beautiful, rare 1880 volume. Over 40 black-and-white illustrations
Our inheritance in the Great pyramid by C. Piazzi Smyth( Book )

64 editions published between 1864 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Piazzi Smyth (1819-1900) was appointed to the post of Astronomer Royal for Scotland and Regius Professor of Astronomy at Edinburgh University in 1846. He was respected for his practical work, and his Teneriffe, an Astronomer's Experiment (1858) is also reissued in this series. However, this book, first published in 1864, is testimony to the author's interest in 'pyramidology', and although it was so popular in his own lifetime that it was reprinted five times, his eccentric interpretation of the data he had collected by measuring all aspects of the Great Pyramid of Giza damaged his scientific reputation. Smyth was convinced that the British measurement standard of an inch as a basic unit of length was associated with the sacred cubit of the Bible. This measure was supposedly incorporated in the Pyramid, which he claimed was built under divine guidance by the Ancient Israelites, and enshrined scientific information
Teneriffe, an astronomer's experiment, or, Specialities of a residence above the clouds by C. Piazzi Smyth( Book )

22 editions published between 1858 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The experiences and challenges undertaken by C. Piazzi Smyth during his expedition to Tenerife on behalf of the Astronomer Royal are richly depicted and illustrated in this descriptive report of a major scientific expedition's course. The experiment was 'to ascertain how far astronomical observation can be improved, by eliminating the lower third part of the atmosphere'. This account of the data collection process details the flexibility and adjustments that were required throughout the course of this experiment, and the practical organisational difficulties and delights of leading such an expedition. The joys and interest of travelling in a foreign land are described with anecdotes of the people, flora, fauna and geography; particularly the research area, a volcano. Although first published in 1858 this detailed account of the experience of collecting precise scientific data in a challenging environment provides fascinating insights for any scientist undertaking research in the wild
Life and work at the Great pyramid during the months of January, February, March, and April, A.D. 1865; with a discussion of the facts ascertained by C. Piazzi Smyth( Book )

12 editions published in 1867 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madeira meteorologic : being a paper on the above subject read before the Royal Society, Edinburgh on 1st of May 1882 by C. Piazzi Smyth( Book )

13 editions published between 1772 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three cities in Russia by C. Piazzi Smyth( Book )

5 editions published in 1862 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descriptions of St. Petersburg, Moscow and Nizhni Novgorod
A poor man's photography at the Great Pyramid in the year 1865. by C. Piazzi Smyth( Book )

13 editions published in 1870 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Micrometrical measures of gaseous spectra under high dispersion. By C. Piazzi Smyth. From the Transactions of the Royal society of Edinburgh, vol. 32, pt. 3 by C. Piazzi Smyth( Book )

5 editions published in 1886 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the antiquity of intellectual man, from a practical and astronomical point of view by C. Piazzi Smyth( Book )

5 editions published between 1868 and 1986 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on the Teneriffe astronomical experiment of 1856 by C. Piazzi Smyth( Book )

13 editions published between 1858 and 2010 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomical experiment on the peak of Teneriffe. by C. Piazzi Smyth( Book )

6 editions published in 1858 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New measures of the Great pyramid by C. Piazzi Smyth( Book )

3 editions published between 1884 and 2012 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Scientific and religious discoveries in the Great Pyramid, recently made by Professor Piazzi Smyth and other noted scholars by William H Wilson( Book )

8 editions published between 1878 and 1881 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The visual (grating and glass lens) solar spectrum in 1884 by C. Piazzi Smyth( Book )

3 editions published in 1886 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the antiquity of intellectual man : from a practical and astronomical point of view ; by C. Piazzi Smyth by C. Piazzi Smyth( Book )

4 editions published between 1868 and 1987 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The geography of the gates by C. Piazzi Smyth( Book )

5 editions published between 1880 and 1897 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Present state of the longitude question in navigation. (Tuesday, the 26th April 1859.) by C. Piazzi Smyth( Book )

2 editions published in 1859 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Piazzi Smyth : astronomer-artist : his Cape years, 1835-1845 by Brian Warner( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The great pyramid : its secrets and mysteries revealed
Alternative Names
Charles Piazzi Smyth

Charles Piazzi Smyth astronomo britannico

Charles Piazzi Smyth astrônomo italiano falecido na Grã-Bretanha

Charles Piazzi Smyth Brits astronoom (1819-1900)

Charles Piazzi Smyth brittisk astronom

Charles Piazzi Smyth schottischer Astronom und Esoteriker

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Τσαρλς Πιάτσι Σμάυθ

Смит, Чарлз Пиацци

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Teneriffe, an astronomer's experiment, or, Specialities of a residence above the clouds