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

Overview
Works: 260 works in 1,411 publications in 2 languages and 7,705 library holdings
Genres: Atlases  Popular works  Juvenile works  Handbooks and manuals  Photographs  Maps  Miscellanea  Charts, diagrams, etc  Records and correspondence  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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 )

105 editions published between 1870 and 2010 in English and held by 661 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 held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moon: her motions, aspect, scenery, and physical condition by Richard A Proctor( Book )

47 editions published between 1873 and 2010 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...The half-tone [plate] is...interesting historically because this same plate was in the 1873 issue of the book. The two collotype plates are beautiful examples and look much like other plates executed by the Autotype Co., though no printer is identified."--Hanson Collection catalog, p. 59
Light science for leisure hours. A series of familiar essays on scientific subjects, natural phenomena, &c. &c by Richard A Proctor( Book )

75 editions published between 1871 and 2008 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Other worlds than ours by Richard A Proctor( Book )

29 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myths and marvels of astronomy by Richard A Proctor( Book )

40 editions published between 1873 and 2012 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sun: ruler, fire, light, and life of the planetary system by Richard A Proctor( Book )

14 editions published between 1871 and 1880 in English and held by 175 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 )

43 editions published between 1869 and 2007 in English and held by 144 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."
The expanse of heaven: a series of essays on the wonders of the firmament by Richard A Proctor( Book )

38 editions published between 1873 and 2014 in English and held by 143 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 )

29 editions published between 1874 and 2010 in English and held by 142 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 )

36 editions published between 1868 and 2010 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old and new astronomy by Richard A Proctor( Book )

14 editions published between 1888 and 1895 in English and held by 130 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( Book )

28 editions published between 1872 and 2012 in English and held by 120 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 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new star atlas for the library, the school, and the observatory : in twelve circular maps by Richard A Proctor( Book )

53 editions published between 1870 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 105 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 2012 in English and held by 97 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 )

20 editions published between 1878 and 2013 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pleasant ways in science by Richard A Proctor( Book )

26 editions published between 1878 and 2012 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rough ways made smooth: a series of familiar essays on scientific subjects by Richard A Proctor( Book )

23 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Our place among infinities. A series of essays ... To which are added essays on the Jewish sabbath and astrology
Alternative Names
Proctor, R. A. 1837-1888

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

Proctor, Richard Anthony 1837-1888

Richard A. Proctor astronome anglais

Richard A. Proctor Brits astronoom (1837-1888)

Richard Anthony Proctor astronomo inglese

Richard Anthony Proctor britischer Astronom

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Richard Proctor brittisk astronom

Ричард Проктор английский астроном

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English (758)

Spanish (1)

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Our place among infinities. A series of essays ... To which are added essays on the Jewish sabbath and astrologyLight science for leisure hours. A series of familiar essays on scientific subjects, natural phenomena, &c. &cMyths and marvels of astronomyChance and luck: a discussion of the laws of luck, coincidences, wagers, lotteries, and the fallacies of gambling; with notes on poker and martingales