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Swainson, William 1789-1855

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Works: 263 works in 682 publications in 1 language and 4,290 library holdings
Genres: Classification  Pictorial works  Bibliography  Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Dictionaries  Photographs  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Other, Illustrator, Contributor, Collaborator, Recipient
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Fauna boreali-americana, or, The zoology of the northern parts of British America : containing descriptions of the objects of natural history collected on the late northern land expeditions under command of Captain Sir John Franklin, R.N. by John Richardson( Book )

27 editions published between 1831 and 1975 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Richardson (1787-1865), surgeon, naturalist and Arctic explorer, went on Sir John Franklin's first two Arctic expeditions as ship's doctor and naturalist, and made observations and collected a large number of plant and animal specimens from the Canadian Arctic. On his return to England after the second expedition he began to write this four-volume work of natural history, first published between 1829 and 1837. A volume is dedicated to each of the classes of mammal, bird, fish and insect, which are found in the Canadian Arctic. This work is an interesting example of pre-Darwinian natural history, full of detailed descriptions of the appearance, anatomy and behaviour of the different species. Volume 2 was first published in 1831 and focuses on the species of birds found in the Canadian Arctic. It was co-authored with naturalist and illustrator William Swainson (1789-1855) and contains many illustrations
A preliminary discourse on the study of natural history by William Swainson( Book )

23 editions published between 1834 and 2012 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Swainson F. R. S., was recognised principally as a zoologist, an ornithologist and a skilled and prolific illustrator. He also had a tremendous enthusiasm for seeking and identifying new species. In this 1834 volume however, Swainson addressed the nature of, foundations for and successful pursuit of zoology. It argues firmly for the key importance of taxonomy. Swainson was an ardent advocate of MacLeay's now entirely outmoded 'quinary' system of classification - even then a distinctly minority view. This sought affinities, patterns and analogies among organisms, in order to discern God's order. More than a mere curiosity, such work was of pivotal concern to enterprising naturalists of the 1820s and 1830s - including the young Charles Darwin. It also reached Robert Chambers, whose 1844 Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation was an important landmark in the development of the theory of evolution
The encyclopædia of geography: comprising a complete description of the earth, physical, statistical, civil, and political by Hugh Murray( Book )

18 editions published between 1837 and 1853 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on the geography and classification of animals. by William Swainson( Book )

14 editions published between 1835 and 2012 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the natural history and classification of birds by William Swainson( Book )

7 editions published between 1836 and 1837 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the history and natural arrangement of insects by William Swainson( Book )

10 editions published between 1840 and 2012 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on malacology : or, Shells and shell fish by William Swainson( Book )

5 editions published in 1840 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the habits and instincts of animals by William Swainson( Book )

11 editions published between 1840 and 2012 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exotic conchology by William Swainson( Book )

11 editions published between 1834 and 1968 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Zealand and Its Colonization by William Swainson( )

2 editions published in 1859 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taxidermy : bibliography and biography by William Swainson( Book )

3 editions published in 1840 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animals in menageries by William Swainson( Book )

3 editions published in 1838 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the natural history and classification of quadrupeds by William Swainson( Book )

3 editions published in 1835 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fauna boreali-americana by John Richardson( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The natural history of fishes, amphibians, & reptiles, or monocardian animals by William Swainson( Book )

7 editions published between 1838 and 1839 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The natural history of the birds of western Africa by William Swainson( Book )

2 editions published in 1837 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The natural arrangement and relations of the family of flycatchers, or muscicapidae by William Swainson( Book )

11 editions published between 1838 and 1844 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the natural history and classification of fishes, amphibians, and reptiles by William Swainson( Book )

5 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A preliminary discourse on the study of natural history
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A. William John Swainson

Gulielmus Swainson

S, W. 1789-1855

S, W. (William Swainson), 1789-1855

Swainson

Swainson, W. 1789-1855

Swainson, W. (William), 1789-1855

Swainson, Will 1789-1855

Swainson, William John 1789-1855

Swainton, William 1789-1855

W. S 1789-1855

W. S (William Swainson), 1789-1855

William John Swainson ahli biologi asal Britania Raya

William John Swainson ornitólogo e artista britânico

William Swainson

William Swainson Brits bioloog (1789-1855)

William Swainson brittisk biolog och konstnär

William Swainson Englischer Ornithologe und Künstler

William Swainson ornithologue et illustrateur britannique (1789-1855)

William Swainson ornitologo, entomologo e artista inglese

William Swainson ornitólogo y artista británico (1789-1855)

WS 1789-1855

WS (William Swainson), 1789-1855

Вилијам Свејнсон англиски орнитолог и уметник

Свенсон, Уильям

ויליאם ג'ון סווינסון

ويليام سوانسون

ویلیام جان سوائینسون

ウィリアム・ジョン・スウェインソン イギリスの鳥類学者、軟体動物学者、貝類学者、昆虫学者、博物画家(1789年-1855年)

威廉·約翰·斯溫森 英國鳥類學家和藝術家

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English (235)