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Jameson, Robert 1774-1854

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Works: 143 works in 756 publications in 3 languages and 6,885 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Periodicals  History  Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Autographs  Classification 
Roles: Author, Signer, Editor, Contributor, Publishing director
Classifications: QE26, 910
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Essay on the theory of the earth by Georges Cuvier( Book )

59 editions published between 1813 and 2009 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of discovery and adventure in the polar seas and regions : with illustrations of their climate, geology, and natural history, and an account of the whale-fishery by John Leslie( Book )

134 editions published between 1830 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of discovery and adventure in Africa, from the earliest ages to the present time: with illustrations of the geology, mineralogy and zoology by Robert Jameson( Book )

64 editions published between 1830 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American ornithology, or, The natural history of the birds of the United States by Alexander Wilson( Book )

11 editions published in 1831 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

System of mineralogy comprehending oryctognosie, geognosie, mineralogical chemistry, mineralogical geography, and oeconomical mineralogy by Robert Jameson( Book )

47 editions published between 1804 and 2011 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Jameson (1774-1854) was a renowned geologist who held the chair of natural history at Edinburgh from 1804 until his death. A pupil of Gottlob Werner at Freiberg, he was in turn one of Charles Darwin's teachers. Originally a follower of Werner's influential theory of Neptunism to explain the formation of the earth's crust, and an opponent of Hutton and Playfair, he was later won over by the idea that the earth was formed by natural processes over geological time. He was a controversial writer, accused of bias towards those who shared his Wernerian sympathies such as Cuvier, while attacking Playfair, Hutton and Lyell. He built up an enormous collection of geological specimens, which provided the evidence for his System of Mineralogy, first published in 1808 and here reprinted from the second edition of 1816. Jameson's position in the academic world helped prolong the acceptance of Werner's theory
The Edinburgh philosophical journal by Royal Society of Edinburgh( )

in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Wernerian Natural History Society, etc
The Wernerian theory of the Neptunian origin of rocks by Robert Jameson( Book )

12 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovery and adventure in the polar seas and regions by John Leslie( Book )

49 editions published between 1849 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical and descriptive account of British India, from the most remote period to the present time by Hugh Murray( Book )

18 editions published between 1832 and 1873 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An outline of the mineralogy of the Shetland Islands, and of the island of Arran with an appendix containing observations on peat, kelp, and coal by Robert Jameson( Book )

19 editions published between 1798 and 2005 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mineralogy of the Scottish isles with mineralogical observations made in a tour through different parts of the mainland of Scotland : and dissertations upon peat and kelp by Robert Jameson( Book )

19 editions published between 1800 and 1969 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manual of mineralogy containing an account of simple minerals : and also a description and arrangment of mountain rocks by Robert Jameson( Book )

14 editions published between 1821 and 1969 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on the external characters of minerals by Robert Jameson( Book )

10 editions published between 1805 and 1969 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mineralogical travels through the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland Islands, and mainland of Scotland with dissertations upon peat and kelp ... by Robert Jameson( Book )

14 editions published between 1813 and 1969 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mineralogy according to the natural history system forming the article under that head in the Seventh Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica by Robert Jameson( Book )

10 editions published between 1837 and 1969 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on the external, chemical and physical characters of minerals by Robert Jameson( Book )

13 editions published between 1816 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mineralogical description of the county of Dumfries by Robert Jameson( Book )

14 editions published in 1805 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels through Norway and Lapland during the years 1806, 1807, and 1808 by Leopold von Buch( Book )

6 editions published between 1813 and 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of a third voyage for the discovery of a northwest passage : from the Atlantic to the Pacific performed in the years 1824-25 in His Majesty's ships Hecla and Fury, under the orders of Captain William Edward Parry, R.N., F.R.S., and commander of the expedition ; illustrated by plates and charts by William Edward Parry( Book )

5 editions published in 1826 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The appendix contains a record of the scientific observations, and material upon the natural history of the Arctic regions
 
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Alternative Names
Jameson.

Robert Jameson schottischer Naturhistoriker und Geologe

Джемсон, Роберт

Роберт Џејмсон

ロバート・ジェイムソン

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System of mineralogy comprehending oryctognosie, geognosie, mineralogical chemistry, mineralogical geography, and oeconomical mineralogyTravels through Norway and Lapland during the years 1806, 1807, and 1808