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

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Works: 300 works in 1,527 publications in 1 language and 7,923 library holdings
Genres: Atlases  Juvenile works  Popular works  Handbooks and manuals  Miscellanea  Charts, diagrams, etc  Records and correspondence  History  Folklore 
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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 )

114 editions published between 1870 and 2017 in English and held by 674 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
Light science for leisure hours. A series of familiar essays on scientific subjects, natural phenomena, &c. &c by Richard A Proctor( Book )

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

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

47 editions published between 1873 and 2012 in English and held by 223 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
Other worlds than ours by Richard A Proctor( Book )

39 editions published between 1870 and 2016 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 19th-century work examines the state of scientific knowledge about the solar system in the 1870s
Myths and marvels of astronomy by Richard A Proctor( Book )

47 editions published between 1873 and 2012 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our place among infinities. A series of essays ... To which are added essays on the Jewish sabbath and astrology by Richard A Proctor( Book )

35 editions published between 1875 and 1908 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1871 and 2010 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The expanse of heaven: a series of essays on the wonders of the firmament by Richard A Proctor( Book )

42 editions published between 1873 and 2015 in English and held by 149 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 )

31 editions published between 1874 and 2015 in English and held by 146 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 2015 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old and new astronomy by Richard A Proctor( Book )

15 editions published between 1888 and 1895 in English and held by 132 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 )

36 editions published between 1872 and 2015 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heavens; an illustrated handbook of popular astronomy by Amédée Guillemin( Book )

25 editions published between 1871 and 2000 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Easy star lessons by Richard A Proctor( Book )

26 editions published between 1881 and 2010 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated volume with star maps and constellation charts, Easy Star Lessons helps the beginner astronomer identify major constellations
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 )

19 editions published between 1887 and 2017 in English and held by 93 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 )

14 editions published between 1869 and 2012 in English and held by 87 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
Pleasant ways in science by Richard A Proctor( Book )

28 editions published between 1878 and 2012 in English and held by 85 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 )

19 editions published between 1878 and 2012 in English and held by 82 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 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Other worlds than ours : the plurality of worlds studied under the light of recent scientific researches
Alternative Names
Proctor, R. A. 1837-1888

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

Proctor, Richard Anthony 1837-1888

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Light 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