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Faujas-de-St.-Fond cit (Barthélemy) 1741-1819

Overview
Works: 296 works in 875 publications in 5 languages and 3,767 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Annotator, Arranger, Correspondent, Honoree, Contributor, Recipient, Former owner
Classifications: Q111, 504
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Most widely held works by Faujas-de-St.-Fond
Description des éxperiences de la machine aerostatique de MM De Montgolfier : et de celles auxquelles cette découverte a donné lieu by Faujas-de-St.-Fond( Book )

105 editions published between 1782 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French geologist and traveller Barthélemy Faujas de Saint-Fond (1741-1819) was a strong supporter of the aerostatic experiments of the Montgolfier brothers, seeking to publicise their pioneering endeavours in this 1783 work. Exploiting the principle that hot air is lighter than cold, the Montgolfiers developed and demonstrated their hot air balloons to great acclaim. In this collection of reports, Faujas presents the details of each experiment, describing the balloons as well as potential improvements. Where possible, he specifies the position of witnesses, precise timings and viewing angles. A number of finely engraved plates enhance the work, giving readers a flavour of the spectacle that impressed contemporary observers. Faujas published a second volume, containing additional accounts and illustrations, in 1784. His Minéralogie des volcans (1784) and Essai de géologie (1803-9) are also reissued in this series
Minéralogie des volcans, ou, Description de toutes les substances produites ou rejetées par les feux souterrains by Faujas-de-St.-Fond( Book )

28 editions published between 1784 and 2016 in French and German and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abandoning a promising career in the law, Barthélemy Faujas de Saint-Fond (1741-1819) enjoyed the encouragement of the eminent scientist Buffon in pursuing his love of natural history. His keen interest in rocks, minerals and fossils led to a number of important discoveries, among which was confirmation that basalt was a volcanic product. Appointed assistant naturalist at the natural history museum in Paris, he became a professor of geology in 1793, occupying this position until his death. This 1784 work begins with concise accounts of numerous varieties of basalt, describing the key features of each, before moving on to discuss several other volcanic products, including breccia and pozzolana. Of related interest, two other works by Faujas, Essai de géologie (1803-9) and the revised English edition of A Journey through England and Scotland to the Hebrides in 1784 (1907), are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection
Histoire naturelle de la Montagne de Saint-Pierre de Maestricht by Faujas-de-St.-Fond( Book )

28 editions published between 1796 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Œuvres de Bernard Palissy : revues sur les exemplaires de la Bibliotheque du roi by Bernard Palissy( Book )

18 editions published between 1777 and 1970 in French and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essai de géologie, ou, Mémoires pour servir a L'histoire naturelle du globe by Faujas-de-St.-Fond( Book )

29 editions published between 1803 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey through England and Scotland to the Hebrides in 1784 by Faujas-de-St.-Fond( Book )

4 editions published in 1907 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels in the two Sicilies : and some parts of the Apennines by Lazzaro Spallanzani( Book )

19 editions published between 1799 and 2009 in French and English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey through England and Scotland to the Hebrides in 1784 by Faujas-de-St.-Fond( Book )

18 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French geologist Barthélemy Faujas de Saint-Fond (1741-1819) abandoned the legal profession to pursue studies in natural history, working at the museum of natural history in Paris and as royal commissioner of mines. His enthusiasm for geology took him in 1784 to Britain, to investigate the basalt formations on the Hebridean island of Staffa described by Sir Joseph Banks in Pennant's Tour in Scotland (also reissued in this series). His subsequent account was published in France in 1797, and first translated into English in an abridged form in 1814. This two-volume annotated translation by the well-known geologist Sir Archibald Geikie (1835-1924), prefaced by a short biography of Faujas, was published in 1907. The work is interesting for its social as well as its geological observations. Volume 2 describes the geology and natural history of the Hebrides. On his return journey, Faujas also visits the geological marvels of Derbyshire
Travels in England, Scotland, and the Hebrides; undertaken for the purpose of examining the state of the arts, the sciences, natural history and manners, in Great Britain by Faujas-de-St.-Fond( Book )

7 editions published in 1799 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire naturelle de diverse substances minérales siliceuses : passées à l'état de pechsteins, ou pierres de poix, par l'action des feux souterrains by Faujas-de-St.-Fond( Book )

7 editions published between 1815 and 1816 in French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essai de géologie : ou Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire naturelle du globe by Faujas-de-St.-Fond( Book )

9 editions published in 1805 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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French (304)

English (43)

German (24)

Italian (5)

Dutch (2)