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Proctor, Richard A. (Richard Anthony) 1837-1888

Overview
Works: 286 works in 1,319 publications in 2 languages and 6,993 library holdings
Genres: Atlases  Juvenile works  Popular works  History  Miscellanea  Charts, diagrams, etc  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QB51, 523
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Most widely held works by Richard A Proctor
Other worlds than ours : the plurality of worlds studied under the light of recent scientific researches by Richard A Proctor( Book )
123 editions published between 1870 and 2009 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
English astronomer Richard A. Proctor was already a well-known populariser of science when he published Other Worlds Than Ours in 1870, joining a ferocious debate about the possibility of life on other planets in which Whewell (1853) and Brewster (1854) had also participated. Taking his cue from the seventeenth-century French astronomer Fontenelle's classic book The Plurality of Worlds, Proctor discusses Victorian discoveries about the solar system and describes what was then known about each of the planets. He evaluates the habitability of Mars, Jupiter, Mercury, Venus and Saturn in the light of his belief in the possibility of extraterrestrial life. The text includes many illustrations of the planets, a spectacular map of Mars, and theoretical views of the Milky Way. Influenced by Darwin, Proctor had a teleological view of the universe and believed that eventually the cosmos would be filled with living things
Our place among infinities. A series of essays ... To which are added essays on the Jewish sabbath and astrology by Richard A Proctor( Book )
48 editions published between 1875 and 1908 in English and German and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Light science for leisure hours : a series of familiar essays on scientific subjects, natural phenomena, &c. &c. by Richard A Proctor( Book )
63 editions published between 1871 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The moon: her motions, aspect, scenery, and physical condition by Richard A Proctor( Book )
36 editions published between 1873 and 1916 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Myths and marvels of astronomy by Richard A Proctor( Book )
36 editions published between 1873 and 2012 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The expanse of heaven: a series of essays on the wonders of the firmament by Richard A Proctor( Book )
34 editions published between 1873 and 1911 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Half-hours with the telescope; a popular guide to the use of the telescope as a means of amusement and instruction by Richard A Proctor( Book )
35 editions published between 1868 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sun: ruler, fire, light, and life of the planetary system by Richard A Proctor( Book )
9 editions published between 1871 and 1876 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chance and luck: a discussion of the laws of luck, coincidences, wagers, lotteries, and the fallacies of gambling; with notes on poker and martingales by Richard A Proctor( Book )
23 editions published between 1887 and 2009 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The orbs around us: a series of familiar essays on the moon and planets, meteors and comets, the sun and coloured pairs of suns by Richard A Proctor( )
23 editions published between 1872 and 1912 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Transits of Venus. A popular account of past and coming transits from the first observed by Horrocks A.D. 1639 to the transit of A.D. 2012 by Richard A Proctor( Book )
21 editions published between 1874 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Old and new astronomy by Richard A Proctor( Book )
16 editions published between 1888 and 1895 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The heavens; an illustrated handbook of popular astronomy by Amédée Guillemin( Book )
24 editions published between 1871 and 2000 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rough ways made smooth: a series of familiar essays on scientific subjects by Richard A Proctor( Book )
20 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great pyramid : observatory, tomb, and temple by Richard A Proctor( Book )
23 editions published between 1883 and 2013 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pleasant ways in science by Richard A Proctor( Book )
24 editions published between 1878 and 1905 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A treatise on the cycloid and all forms of cycloidal curves, and on the use of such curves in dealing with the motions of planets, comets, &c., and of matter projected from the sun by Richard A Proctor( Book )
17 editions published between 1878 and 2013 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Half-hours with the stars. A plain and easy guide to the knowledge of the constellations by Richard A Proctor( Book )
15 editions published between 1869 and 2007 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Showing, in 12 maps, the position of the principal star-groups night after night throughout the year, with introduction and a separate explanation of each map. True for every year."--T.p
 
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Alternative Names
Proctor, R. A. 1837-1888
Proctor, R. A. (Richard Anthony), 1837-1888
Proctor, Richard Anthony 1837-1888
Languages
English (638)
German (2)
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