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King, Philip Parker 1793-1856

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Works: 221 works in 320 publications in 3 languages and 1,520 library holdings
Genres: Sources  History  Maps  Catalogs and collections  Surveys 
Classifications: F2936, 910.9
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Narrative of a survey of the intertropical and western coasts of Australia : performed between the years 1818 and 1822 by Philip Parker King ( Book )
11 editions published between 1826 and 2012 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A narrative of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle by Robert Fitzroy ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The narrative of the Beagle voyage, 1831-1836 by Katharine Anderson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
HMS Beagle has entered the collective imagination as the ship that carried Charles Darwin to the Galapagos, triggering his later work on the theory of natural selection. However, the Beagle also played a vital role in the development of modern hydrography, cartography and meteorology in both the voyage of 1831-36 and an earlier one of 1826-30. The work of the Beagle under her captain, Robert FitzRoy, was to chart South American coastlines, many of which had not previously been mapped, and to build a global chain of meridian distances. On this voyage, FitzRoy also pioneered the use of Francis Beaufort's new system for identifying wind force, the basis of the modern Beaufort scale. FitzRoy's unofficial goal on this voyage was to return three Fuegians to their native shores and establish a Protestant mission in the desolate, southern fringes of the continent. It was a pivotal experience of civilization and savagery for both Darwin and FitzRoy. Darwin and FitzRoy's separate accounts of the voyage were published in the four-volume Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle Between the Years 1826 and 1836 (1839). Darwin's version has never been out of print. In contrast, this set presents the first critical edition of the remaining texts from 1839: FitzRoy's account of the second voyage, his detailed appendices and the account of the 1826-30 voyage by Phillip Parker King, captain of HMS Adventure. Together they give an unparalleled example of British scientific exploration
Extracts from a letter addressed by Capt. Phillip Parker King to N.A. Vigors on the animals of the Straits of Magellan by Philip Parker King ( Book )
2 editions published between 1828 and 1829 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of H. M. Ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836, describing their examination of the southern shores of South America by Philip Parker King ( Book )
2 editions published in 1839 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia Performed between the years 1818 and 1822 -- Volume 2 by Philip Parker King ( )
2 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chart of the north coast of Australia by Philip Parker King ( )
5 editions published between 1825 and 1905 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chart of part of the N.E. coast of Australia by Philip Parker King ( )
3 editions published between 1836 and 1844 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chart of part of the N.E. coast of Australia by Philip Parker King ( )
3 editions published in 1844 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Macquarie Harbour by Great Britain ( )
5 editions published between 1819 and 1876 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of H. M. Ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836, describing their examination of the southern shores of South America by Philip Parker King ( Book )
2 editions published in 1839 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
King, P. P. (Phillip Parker), 1791-1856
King, P. Parker (Phillip Parker), 1793-1856
King, Philip P. (Philip Parker), 1791-1856
King, Philip Parker
King, Philip Parker, 1791-1856
King, Philipp Parker
King, Phillip P. (Phillip Parker), 1791-1856
King, Phillip Parker, 1793-1856
King, Phillipp Parker
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English (90)
Spanish (4)
French (1)
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