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Kirby, William 1759-1850

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Works: 130 works in 524 publications in 5 languages and 4,159 library holdings
Genres: Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  History  Classification  Observations  Guidebooks  Dictionaries  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Laboratory manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: QL463, 595.7
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Most widely held works by William Kirby
An introduction to entomology by John Henry Comstock( Book )

125 editions published between 1815 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The characteristics of insects and their near relatives; The external anatomy of insects; The structure of the body-wall; The head; The thorax; The abdomen; The internal anatomy of insects; The hypoermal structures; The muscles; The alimenary canal and its appendages; The respiratory system; The circulatory system; The blood; The adipose tissue; The nervous system; The organs of touch; The organs of taste and smell. The organs of sight; The organs of hearing; Sense-organs of unknown functions; The reproductive organs; The suspensoria of the viscera; Supplementary definitions; The metamorphosis of insects; The development of appendages; The development of the head in the muscidae; The transformation of the internal organs; The classfication and thelife-histories of insects
An introduction to entomology : or, Elements of the natural history of insects ; with plates by William Kirby( Book )

18 editions published between 1815 and 1828 in English and Undetermined and held by 234 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 )

27 editions published between 1836 and 2012 in English and held by 198 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 )

4 editions published in 1835 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The prescribed object of the several treatises, of which the present forms one, is the illustration of the Power, Wisdom, and Goodness of the Deity, as manifested in the Works of Creation; but it is not only directed that these primary attributes should be proved by all reasonable arguments derived from physical objects, but also by discoveries ancient and modern, and the whole extent of literature. As the Holy Scriptures form the most interesting; portion, in every respect, of ancient literature; and it has always been the habit of the author of the present treatise to unite the study of the word of God with that of his works; he trusts he shall not be deemed to have stepped out of the record, where he has copiously drawn from the sacred fountains, provided the main tenor of his argument is in accordance with the brief put into his hands"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 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 )

29 editions published between 1835 and 1853 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Works of God and the Word of God may be called the two doors which open into the temple of Truth; and, as both proceed from the same Almighty and Omniscient Author, they cannot, if rightly interpreted, contradict each other, but must mutually illustrate and confirm, "though each in different sort and manner, " the same truths. Doubtless it was with this conviction upon his mind, that the learned Professor, from whom I have borrowed my motto, expresses his opinion--that in order rightly to understand the voice of God in nature, we ought to enter her temple with the Bible in our hands. The prescribed object of the several treatises, of which the present forms one, is the illustration of the Power, Wisdom, and Goodness of the Deity, as manifested in the Works of Creation; but it is not only directed that these primary attributes should be proved by all reasonable arguments derived from physical objects, but also by discoveries ancient and modern, and the whole extent of literature. As the Holy Scriptures form the most interesting portion, in every respect, of ancient literature; and it has always been the habit of the author of the present treatise to unite the study of the word of God with that of his works; the trusts he shall not be deemed to have stepped out of the record, where he has copiously drawn from the sacred fountains, provided the main tenor of his argument is in accordance with the brief put into his hands. As first volume of this work was printed before the publication of Dr. Roget's admirable Treatise, it will not be deemed wonderful that, in some instances, we have treated of the same subject. The history, habits, and instincts of animals, are so intimately connected with their physiological structure, especially their external anatomy, that it is scarcely possible, in order to prove the adaptation of means to an end, to treat satisfactorily of the former without occasional illustrations from the latter"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
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 136 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
Journal of a second voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; performed in the years 1821-22-23, in His Majesty's ships Fury and Hecla, under the orders of Captain William Edward Parry, R.N., F.R.S., and commander of the expedition by William Edward Parry( Book )

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

After having made two trips to the Arctic in search of a Northwest Passage (one with Ross and one under his own charge), Parry was still convinced that a route existed out of Hudson's Bay. He set out on another expedition in the spring of 1821, this time with the ships Fury and Hecla. His instructions also included the possibility of meeting up with, and offering assistance to, John Franklin's overland expedition in the Coronation Gulf region. Parry sailed though Hudson Strait and Foxe Channel and into Frozen Strait, westward into Repulse Bay and then northward into Lyon Inlet. The expedition spent the winter at Winter Island, and thanks to Parry, the crew enjoyed much improved living conditions over what was typically known. Parry had modified the heating systems in the ships to reduce humidity, and replaced the sailor's cots with hammocks to allow for better air circulation. Parry organized entertainment for the men through the Royal Arctic Theatre, with plays every two weeks, and classes were organized for the men to learn to read and write. While at Winter Island, they were visited by a group of Inuit. The crew readily took an interest in the friendly visitors, and as a result, a considerable amount of information was collected and compiled on their nature and way of life. Captain Lyon's skilful drawings, depicting the Inuit in their traditional clothing, at work, on the hunt, and at play, became the basis for the illustrations used in Parry's published journal. When Parry was able to set sail again the next year, he resumed his voyage northward to discover and explore Fury and Hecla Strait, but owing to heavy ice, proceeded only to Igloolik Island off the northwest coast of Melville Peninsula where they spent the second winter. The following summer, Parry put an end to the expedition and headed back to England, arriving in October, 1823. The voyage, although not achieving its goal, shed light on a little-known region of the Arctic
Strepsiptera, a new order of insects proposed and the characters of the order, with those of its genera laid down by William Kirby( Book )

6 editions published between 1811 and 1815 in English and held by 39 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 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1818 in English and held by 31 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

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

3 editions published in 1825 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1823 in German and English and held by 19 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 )

6 editions published between 1852 and 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Works of God and the Word of God may be called the two doors which open into the temple of Truth; and, as both proceed from the same Almighty and Omniscient Author, they cannot, if rightly interpreted, contradict each other, but must mutually illustrate and confirm, "though each in different sort and manner," the same truths. Doubtless it was with this conviction upon his mind, that the learned Professor, from whom I have borrowed my motto, expresses his opinion--that in order rightly to understand the voice of God in nature, we ought to enter her temple with the Bible in our hands. The prescribed object of the several treatises, of which the present forms one, is the illustration of the Power, Wisdom, and Goodness of the Deity, as manifested in the Works of Creation; but it is not only directed that these primary attributes should be proved by all reasonable arguments derived from physical objects, but also by discoveries ancient and modern, and the whole extent of literature. As the Holy Scriptures form the most interesting portion, in every respect, of ancient literature; and it has always been the habit of the author of the present treatise to unite the study of the word of God with that of his works; the trusts he shall not be deemed to have stepped out of the record, where he has copiously drawn from the sacred fountains, provided the main tenor of his argument is in accordance with the brief put into his hands. As first volume of this work was printed before the publication of Dr. Roget's admirable Treatise, it will not be deemed wonderful that, in some instances, we have treated of the same subject. The history, habits, and instincts of animals, are so intimately connected with their physiological structure, especially their external anatomy, that it is scarcely possible, in order to prove the adaptation of means to an end, to treat satisfactorily of the former without occasional illustrations from the latter"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
On the power, wisdom, and goodness of God by William Kirby( Book )

8 editions published between 1835 and 1853 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this enumeration and history of the principal tribes of the Animal Kingdom, we have traced in every page the footsteps of infinite Wisdom, Power, and Goodness. In our ascent from the most minute and least animated parts of that Kingdom to man himself, we have seen in every department that nothing was left to chance, or the rule of circumstances, but every thing was adapted by its structure and organization for the situation in which it was to be placed, and the functions it was to discharge; that though every being, or group of beings, had separate interests, and wants, all were made to subserve to a common purpose, and to promote a common object; and that though there was a general and unceasing conflict between the members of this sphere of beings, introducing apparently death and destruction into every part of it, yet that by this great mass of seeming evil pervading the whole circuit of the animal creation, the renewed health and vigour of the entire system were maintained. A part suffers for the benefit and salvation of the whole; so that the doctrine of the sufferings of one creature, by the will of God, being necessary to promote the welfare of another, is irrefragably established by every thing we see in nature; and further, that there is an unseen hand directing all to accomplish this great object, and taking care that the destruction shall in no case exceed the necessity"--Book. (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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On the power, wisdom and goodness of God as manifested in the creation of animals, and in their history, habits and instincts
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 entomolog angielski

William Kirby entomólogo inglés

William Kirby entomologo inglese

Кёрби, Уильям

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English (305)

German (13)

French (11)

Latin (3)

Dutch (2)

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On the power, wisdom and goodness of God as manifested in the creation of animals, and in their history, habits and instincts