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Porter, Russell Williams 1871-1949

Overview
Works: 36 works in 89 publications in 1 language and 1,458 library holdings
Genres: Diaries  Maps  Topographic maps  Popular works  History  Observations  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: QB88, 919.8
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Most widely held works about Russell Williams Porter
 
Most widely held works by Russell Williams Porter
The glass giant of Palomar by David O Woodbury( Book )

9 editions published between 1939 and 1963 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussion of the inception, construction, and purpose of the greatest telescope of its time, as well as a historic background of American astronomy
The Mount McKinley region, Alaska by Alfred H Brooks( Book )

2 editions published in 1911 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report of 1902 exploratory journey from Pacific seaboard through Alaska Range along northwest base of Mount McKinley to Tanana and Yukon rivers. Includes concise summary of mineral wealth of region and description of stratigraphy, structure, and geologic history of area. Also contains information about climate, vegetation and wildlife, agricultural lands, and means of communication and transportation
Amateur telescope making by Albert G Ingalls( Book )

15 editions published between 1928 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Photographic giants of Palomar by James Sebastian Fassero( Book )

13 editions published between 1947 and 1968 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific results obtained under the direction of William J. Peters, representative of the National Geographic Society in charge of scientific work by Anthony Fiala( Book )

4 editions published in 1907 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Hudson Bay trading post by Russell Williams Porter( Book )

9 editions published between 1899 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giants of Palomar( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arctic diary of Russell Williams Porter by Russell Williams Porter( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's narrative of his expeditions into the arctic with famous explorers such as Peary and Cook, illustrated with his pencil sketches and watercolours
Amateur telescope making( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ronchi's method of optical testing by John A Anderson( Book )

1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconnaissance map of the Yentna Mining District, Alaska. by Geological Survey (U.S.)( )

1 edition published in 1911 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germ book : dated 1921-1926 by Russell Williams Porter( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconnaissance map of Yentna district, Alaska by Geological Survey (U.S.)( )

1 edition published in 1913 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miner's map of the Mt. McKinley Region, Alaska by Russell Williams Porter( )

1 edition published in 1907 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Frobisher Bay revisited by Russell Williams Porter( Book )

1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Part of Franz Josef Archipelago : surveyed by the Ziegler Polar Expedition 1903-4-5 by Russell Williams Porter( )

1 edition published in 1907 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Drawings by Russell Williams Porter( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The drawings of Russell W. Porter in the Caltech Archives represent only a small portion of his output, but they range over a variety of subjects from his California period, beginning in 1928. The works have been divided into series and subseries; for example, building designs for Caltech are further subdivided for individual structures. Highlights of the collection include original design proposals for the 200-inch telescope mount, in both schematic and three-dimensional/cutaway form, plus a series of drawing of Hale's spectrohelioscope. Some of Porter's military drawings are also represented, as well as miscellaneous drawings of Caltech engineering projects such as the Hydrodynamics Laboratory
JPL Site Illustration by Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 1944 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The illustration above was done by artist/designer Russell W. Porter in June 1944. It shows a bird's eye view of JPL when it was known as the Air Corps Jet Propulsion Research Project ("the Project"). This drawing indicates existing buildings, as well as proposed and future ones in solid and broken outlines. It also reflects the increasing use of the new name "Jet Propulsion Laboratory". The row of drawings at top show work done at the Project -- the Private A rocket, Hydrobomb rocket carriage, Ercoupe airplane with solid jet-assisted-takeoff units (JATOs), A-20a bomber with liquid JATOs, and a Ramjet powered airplane
Artwork( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Before the use of computer generated graphics, artists were contracted by JPL to create paintings for use in presentations and outreach materials. They often depicted a spacecraft in orbit around a planet. This collection of original artwork was created by various artists and came to the Archives from several different sources, some unknown
 
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Alternative Names
Porter, R. W.

Porter, R. W. 1871-1949

Porter, R. W. (Russell Williams), 1871-1949

Porter, Russell W.

Porter, Russell W. 1871-1949

Porter, Russell W. (Russell Williams), 1871-1949

Russell W. Porter Amerikaans astronoom (1871-1949)

Russell W. Porter amerikanischer Polarforscher, Künstler und Amateurastronom

Russell W. Porter amerikansk astronom

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English (73)