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Robison, John 1739-1805

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Works: 93 works in 417 publications in 4 languages and 3,783 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director
Classifications: HS481, 366.1
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Most widely held works by John Robison
Proofs of a conspiracy against all the religions and governments of Europe : carried on in the secret meetings of Free Masons, Illuminati, and reading societies by John Robison( Book )

191 editions published between 1749 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1776 was a significant year, the date of the American Revolution, of the publication of Adam Smith's 'Wealth of Nations' and, far less well-known but equally momentous, the founding by Adam Weishaupt of the Order of the Illuminati. Weishaupt was a respected professor of Canon Law at Germany's Ingolstadt University. He conceived the Illuminati as "a durable combination of the most worthy persons, who should work together in removing the obstacles to human happiness. ... Would not such an association be a blessing to the world?" But while the American Revolution strove for the 'pursuit of happiness' via forthright, open revolution, Weishaupt envisioned that the Illuminati would shape the fate of nations, and eventually the world, from the shadows, working behind the scenes to infiltrate and subvert a host of organizations, effecting change and revolution by stealth. A secret Order dedicated to covert conspiracy. John Robison, a distinguished Professor of philosophy at Edinburgh University, took it upon himself to discover all he could of the Illuminati's structure and schemes. His book, when first published in 1798, caused a sensation in Europe and America. It has remained one of the most important source works for the study of this most enigmatic (and some would claim diabolical) of secret societies.--Page [4] of cover
A system of mechanical philosophy by John Robison( Book )

11 editions published between 1822 and 2004 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on the elements of chemistry : delivered in the University of Edinburgh by Joseph Black( Book )

10 editions published between 1806 and 1967 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proofs of a conspiracy by John Robison( Book )

11 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on the elements of chemistry, delivered in the University of Edinburgh, by the late Joseph Black; now published from his manuscripts, by John Robison by Joseph Black( Book )

11 editions published between 1803 and 1970 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines of a course of lectures on mechanical philosophy, by John Robison by John Robison( Book )

11 editions published between 1797 and 2005 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partners in science; letters of James Watt and Joseph Black. Edited, with introductions and notes, by Eric Robinson and Douglas McKie by James Watt( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of mechanical philosophy : being the substance of a course of lectures on that science by John Robison( Book )

10 editions published in 1804 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rudimentary treatise on the principles of construction in the carpentry and joinery of roofs by John Robison( Book )

5 editions published between 1859 and 1869 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of the flexible water main : contrived by the late Mr. Watt, for the Glasgow Water-Work Company by John Robison( Book )

4 editions published in 1820 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of the failure of the suspension bridge at Paris by John Robison( Book )

2 editions published in 1827 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines of a course of experimental philosophy by John Robison( )

10 editions published between 1784 and 2010 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on the difference of level of the east and west seas by John Robison( Book )

2 editions published in 1822 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of the malleable iron passage-boat now plying on the Forth and Clyde Canal by John Robison( Book )

2 editions published in 1820 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anleitung zur Verfertigung achromatischer Fernröhre by John Robison( Book )

4 editions published in 1828 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A system of mechanical philosophy by John Robison( Book )

4 editions published between 1822 and 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a brief career at sea, during which he tested Harrison's chronometer for the Board of Longitude, John Robison (1739-1805) became lecturer in chemistry at the University of Glasgow. In 1774, having spent a period teaching mathematics in Russia, he returned to Scotland as professor of natural philosophy at Edinburgh. Despite his busy schedule, he contributed major articles on the sciences to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, giving an overview of contemporary scientific knowledge for the educated layperson. After his death, these and other pieces of his scientific writing were edited by his former pupil David Brewster (1781-1868) and were finally published in four volumes in 1822, with a separate volume of illustrative plates. This reissue incorporates those plates in the relevant volumes of text. Volume 3 reprints Robison's large treatise on astronomy, based on his university lectures, as well as his articles on telescopes and pneumatics
A system of mechanical philosophy by John Robison( Book )

3 editions published between 1822 and 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a brief career at sea, during which he tested Harrison's chronometer for the Board of Longitude, John Robison (1739-1805) became lecturer in chemistry at the University of Glasgow. In 1774, having spent a period teaching mathematics in Russia, he returned to Scotland as professor of natural philosophy at Edinburgh. Despite his busy schedule, he contributed major articles on the sciences to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, giving an overview of contemporary scientific knowledge for the educated layperson. After his death, these and other pieces of his scientific writing were edited by his former pupil David Brewster (1781-1868) and were finally published in four volumes in 1822, with a separate volume of illustrative plates. This reissue incorporates those plates in the relevant volumes of text. Volume 2 contains Robison's articles on the steam engine (revised and expanded by his friend James Watt), on other machinery, and on fluid flows
A system of mechanical philosophy by John Robison( Book )

5 editions published between 1822 and 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a brief career at sea, during which he tested Harrison's chronometer for the Board of Longitude, John Robison (1739-1805) became lecturer in chemistry at the University of Glasgow. In 1774, having spent a period teaching mathematics in Russia, he returned to Scotland as professor of natural philosophy at Edinburgh. Despite his busy schedule, he contributed major articles on the sciences to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, giving an overview of contemporary scientific knowledge for the educated layperson. After his death, these and other pieces of his scientific writing were edited by his former pupil David Brewster (1781-1868) and were finally published in four volumes in 1822, with a separate volume of illustrative plates. This reissue incorporates those plates in the relevant volumes of text. Volume 4 contains a variety of Robison's encyclopaedia articles: on electricity and on magnetism, various pieces on the physics of sound and music, and assorted others
[John Robison correspondence] by John Robison( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Proofs of a conspiracy against all the religions and governments of Europe : carried on in the secret meetings of Free Masons, Illuminati, and reading societies
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Робисон, Джон

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