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Kirby, William 1759-1850

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Works: 136 works in 562 publications in 3 languages and 4,167 library holdings
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Most widely held works by William Kirby
On the power, wisdom and goodness of God as manifested in the creation of animals and in their history, habits and instincts by William Kirby( Book )

46 editions published between 1835 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extensively illustrated two-volume treatise, published in 1835, is one of a series commissioned by the Royal Society with funds bequeathed by the Earl of Bridgewater. William Kirby (1759-1850), Cambridge graduate, country parson and respected entomologist, here combines the study of the word of God with that of his works, aiming to disprove Lamarck's hypothesis that all the works of creation can be attributed to second causes, rather than a first cause, i.e. God. Kirby agrees with philosophers' objections to superstitious and bigoted adherence to the letter of scripture, but questions their lack of attention to its spirit. He explores the creation of animals in a spiritual context and goes on to consider the functions and instincts of the major animal groups. Volume 1 includes chapters on molluscs, cephalopods and worms. This book contributed to the intellectual debates that formed the background to Darwin's work on evolution
An introduction to entomology : or, Elements of the natural history of insects ; with plates by William Kirby( Book )

22 editions published between 1816 and 1843 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of a voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; performed in the years, 1819-20, in His Majesty's ships Hecla and Griper, under the orders of William Edward Parry, R.N., F.R.S., and commander of the expedition by William Edward Parry( Book )

10 editions published between 1821 and 1977 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Englishman William Edward Parry's journal of his voyage for the discovery of a North-west passage through the Canadian Arctic in the years 1819-'20 aboard the ships Hecla and Griper. Includes official instructions to Parry from the British government on undertaking the expedition, details of land and sea exploration, encounters with Inuit (Eskimos) and fauna in the region, lists of supplies, chronometric, magnetic and lunar observations, numerous plates and maps, glossary of technical terms
A supplement to the appendix of Captain Parry's voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage, in the years 1819-20 : containing an account of the subjects of natural history by William Edward Parry( Book )

5 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to entomology : or, Elements of the natural history of insects by William Kirby( Book )

15 editions published between 1815 and 1860 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strepsiptera, a new order of insects proposed : and the characters of the order, with those of its genera laid down by William Kirby( Book )

7 editions published between 1811 and 1815 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A century of insects, including several new genera described from his cabinet by William Kirby( Book )

5 editions published in 1818 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einleitung in die Entomologie: oder Elemente der Naturgeschichte der Insecten by William Kirby( Book )

10 editions published in 1823 in German and English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centurie d'insectes, contenant plusieurs genres nouveaux décrits dans sa collection by William Kirby( Book )

11 editions published in 1834 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Thierwelt, als Zeugniss für die Herrlichkeit des Schöpfers by William Kirby( Book )

7 editions published in 1838 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einleitung in die Entomologie oder Elemente der Naturgeschichte der Insecten by William Kirby( Book )

5 editions published between 1824 and 1833 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A description of several new species of insects collected in New Holland by Robert Brown by William Kirby( Book )

5 editions published in 1818 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einleitung in die Entomologie oder Elemente der Naturgeschichte der Insecten by William Kirby( Book )

2 editions published in 1823 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some account of a new species of Eulophus geoffroy by William Kirby( Book )

6 editions published between 1822 and 1825 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the power, wisdom and goodness of God, as manifested in the creation of animals and in their history, habits and instincts by William Kirby( Book )

18 editions published between 1835 and 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the power, wisdom and goodness of God, as manifested in the creation of animals and in their history, habits and instincts." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
On the power wisdom and goodness of God as manifested in the creation of animals and in their history habits and instincts by William Kirby( Book )

14 editions published between 1835 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the power, wisdom and goodness of God, as manifested in the creation of animals and in their history, habits and instincts. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
[Two papers on coleoptera] by William Kirby( Book )

3 editions published in 1818 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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An introduction to entomology; or, Elements of the natural history of insects: comprising an account of noxious and useful insects, of their metamorphoses, food, stratagems, habitations, societies, motions, noises, hybernation, instinct, etc., etc. With plates
Alternative Names
Gulielmus Kirby

Kirby, G. 1759-1850

Kirby, G. (Guillaume), 1759-1850

Kirby Guillaume

Kirby, Guillaume 1759-1850

Kirby, W. 1759-1850

Kirby, W. (William), 1759-1850

Kirby, Wilhelm 1759-1850

Kirby, Wilhem 1759-1850

Kirby, William

Kirby, Wm 1759-1850

Kirby, Wm. (William), 1759-1850

William Kirby Brits entomoloog (1759-1850)

William Kirby englischer Pfarrer und Entomologe

William Kirby English entomologist

William Kirby entomolog angielski

William Kirby entomólogo inglés

William Kirby entomologo inglese

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English (275)

German (22)

French (11)

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