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Croll, James 1821-1890

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Works: 81 works in 248 publications in 1 language and 1,512 library holdings
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: QE698, 551.5
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Most widely held works about James Croll
 
Most widely held works by James Croll
Climate and time in their geological relations; a theory of secular changes of the earth's climate by James Croll( Book )

60 editions published between 1875 and 2013 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first book by James Croll (1821-90), published in 1875, includes many of the original geophysical theories that he had formulated throughout the early years of his career. A self-educated amateur, Croll obtained work at the Glasgow Andersonian Museum, which gave him leisure time to pursue his scientific interests. The fluidity of scientific disciplines at the time allowed him to virtually invent the field of geophysics, and his unique insights united ideas previously thought unconnected, such as using physics to explore the causes of the glacial epochs, climatic changes and the circulation and temperature of ocean currents. Croll, whose Stellar Evolution and its Relations to Geological Time is also reissued in this series, later became a Fellow of the Royal Society and of St Andrew's University, but (possibly because of his non-scientific background) he writes in a style which makes his works accessible to a lay readership
Discussions on climate and cosmology by James Croll( Book )

27 editions published between 1885 and 2013 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stellar evolution and its relations to geological time by James Croll( Book )

27 editions published between 1889 and 2012 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Croll (1821-90) was self-educated, but on gaining a post at the Glagow Andersonian Museum had the time to explore his academic interests. Despite his lack of formal training, he quickly became a leading light of the Scottish Royal Geological Society. Using physics, mathematics, geology and geography he explored the pressing scientific questions of the time. In this, his final book, published in 1889, Croll divides his focus between 'the probable origin of meteorites, comets and nebulae', the age of the sun and the impact of the pre-nebular condition of the universe on star evolution. Using both proven facts and theories, Croll explores the ideas and hypotheses then current, frequently crediting colleagues for their work, and building on it. Croll, who from humble beginnings became a Fellow of The Royal Society and of St Andrew's University, writes in a style which makes his works accessible to a lay readership
The philosophical basis of evolution by James Croll( Book )

15 editions published between 1890 and 2009 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the probable origin and age of the sun by James Croll( Book )

4 editions published between 1877 and 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What determines molecular motion? : the fundamental problem of nature by James Croll( Book )

5 editions published between 1872 and 1876 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On ocean currents by James Croll( Book )

5 editions published between 1870 and 1874 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On geological time and the probable date of the glacial and the upper miocene period by James Croll( Book )

2 editions published in 1868 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the change in the obliquity of the ecliptic; its influence on the climate of the polar regions and level of the sea by James Croll( Book )

4 editions published between 1867 and 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cataclysmic theories of geological climate by James Croll( Book )

3 editions published in 1878 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the influence of the tidal wave on the motion of the moon by James Croll( Book )

1 edition published in 1866 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Hill on the cause of the glacial epoch by James Croll( Book )

3 editions published in 1880 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiographical sketch of James Croll ... with memoir of his life and work by James Croll( Book )

5 editions published in 1896 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the cause of the motion of glaciers by James Croll( Book )

1 edition published in 1870 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remarks on Mr. Burns's paper on the mechanics of glaciers by James Croll( Book )

3 editions published in 1876 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the thickness of the Antarctic ice : and its relations to that of the glacial epoch by James Croll( Book )

2 editions published in 1879 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On geological time and the probable date of the Glacial and the Upper Miocene period by James Croll( )

2 editions published in 1868 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychology proved by physical science by James Croll( Book )

3 editions published in 1877 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stellar evolution, and its relation to geological time by James Croll( Book )

3 editions published in 1889 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive review of French second language programs and services within the anglophone sector of the New Brunswick Department of Education by James Croll( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Climate and time in their geological relations; a theory of secular changes of the earth's climate
Alternative Names
James Croll British scientist

James Croll Brits wetenschapper (1821-1890)

James Croll schottischer Naturforscher

James Croll scienziato scozzese

ジェームズ・クロール

詹姆士·克洛爾

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English (185)

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