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Prevost, Pierre 1751-1839

Overview
Works: 150 works in 432 publications in 4 languages and 2,354 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Reviews  Bibliography  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Redactor, Other, Editor, Correspondent
Classifications: HB861, 301.32
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Most widely held works by Pierre Prevost
De l'origine des forces magnétiques by Pierre Prevost( Book )

16 editions published between 1788 and 2000 in French and German and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on the principle of population : text, sources and background, criticism by T. R Malthus( Book )

19 editions published between 1845 and 1993 in French and Undetermined and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While millions face hunger, malnutrition, and starvation, the world's population is increasing by over 225,000 people per day, 80 million per year. In many countries, supplies of food and water are inadequate to support this many people, so the world falls deeper and deeper into what economists call the "Malthusian trap," named for the writer whose work, more than any other, brought attention to the population dilemma. Thomas Robert Malthus first published An Essay on the Principle of Population in 1798, and it quickly became the focal point of controversies which continue today. Simply put, it stated that human population increased at a geometric rate, while agricultural production could, at best, increase only arithmetically, thus resulting in shortages of food. While this idea was neither entirely new nor wholly indisputable, Malthus' clear and forceful statement sounded an alarm. Today, many nations and individuals are making efforts to curb runaway population growth, but for much of the world, the problem remains unsolved." "This new edition of the classic work contains the text of the original 1798 essay, along with later revisions made by the author. Background and source materials include excerpts from works by such writers as David Hume, Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, Charles Darwin, and Karl Marx. Contemporary commentary ranges widely through many schools of thought, from Lester R. Brown, Paul and Anne Ehrlich, and Garret Hardin to Julian Simon and Pope Paul VI. The evolution of Malthus' idea and its validity through the years are traced in Philip Appleman's comprehensive introduction."--Jacket
Du calorique rayonnant by Pierre Prevost( Book )

12 editions published between 1809 and 1971 in French and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critique : revue générale des publications françaises et étrangères( )

in French and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre Prévost rencontre Georges Bataille by Pierre Prevost( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in French and Undetermined and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recherches physico-mécaniques sur la chaleur by Pierre Prevost( Book )

7 editions published in 1792 in French and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The laws of radiation and absorption; memoirs by Prévost, Stewart, Kirchhoff, and Kirchhoff and Bunsen by D. B Brace( Book )

5 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georges Bataille, René Guénon : l'expérience souveraine by Pierre Prevost( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exposition élémentaire des principes qui servent de base à la théorie de la chaleur rayonnante faisant suite à l'ouvrage intitulé Du calorique rayonnant by Pierre Prevost( Book )

6 editions published in 1832 in French and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fundamentals of modern agriculture by Pierre Prevost( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in French and English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De l'origine de forces magnétiques by Pierre Prevost( Book )

5 editions published between 1788 and 1977 in French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essai sur le principe de population by T. R Malthus( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notice de la vie et des écrits de George-Louis Le Sage de Genève ... by George-Louis Le Sage( Book )

12 editions published in 1805 in French and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essai sur le principe de population, ou, Exposé des effets passés et présens de l'action de cette cause sur le bonheur du genre humain ... by T. R Malthus( Book )

27 editions published between 1809 and 1830 in French and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le theatre des grecs by Pierre Brumoy( Book )

18 editions published between 1786 and 1789 in French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essais de philosophie; ou, Étude de l'esprit humain by Pierre Prevost( Book )

10 editions published between 1804 and 1805 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deux traités de physique mécanique by Pierre Prevost( Book )

9 editions published in 1818 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trois lettres adressées au Journal de Genève sur une question de finance by Pierre Prevost( Book )

5 editions published between 1789 and 2005 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des signes envisagés relativement a leur influence sur la formation des idées by Pierre Prevost( Book )

13 editions published between 1799 and 1800 in French and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London for the year MDCCCII( Book )

3 editions published in 1802 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Fundamentals of modern agriculture
Alternative Names
Pierre Prévost französisch-schweizerischer Philosoph und Physiker

Pierre Prévost schweizisk fysiker

Pierre Prévost sveitsisk fysikar

Pierre Prévost sveitsisk fysiker

Pierre Prévost Swiss physicist

Pierre Prévost Zwitsers natuurkundige

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Prevost 1751-1839 M.

Prevost, M. (Pierre), 1751-1839

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Prevost, P. 1751-1839

Prevost, P. (Pierre), 1751-1839

Prévost, Pierre

Prévost, Pierre 1751-1839

Пьер Прево

پییر پروو فیزیک‌دان سوئیسی

ピエール・プレボ

プレヴォ, ピエール

皮埃尔·普瑞弗斯特

Languages
French (181)

English (11)

German (7)

Japanese (1)

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