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Ramsay, Andrew Crombie Sir 1814-1891

Overview
Works: 173 works in 388 publications in 2 languages and 1,577 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Maps  Catalogs and collections  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other
Classifications: QE261, 554.2
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Most widely held works by Andrew Crombie Ramsay
The physical geology and geography of Great Britain: a manual of British geology by A. C Ramsay( Book )

14 editions published between 1878 and 1894 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir of Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay by Archibald Geikie( Book )

5 editions published in 1895 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay (1814-91) was a British geologist with a particular interest in the effects of glaciation on the landscape. He travelled in Europe and America, and was a keen climber. His first work, Geology of the Island of Arran (1840), also published in this series, attracted the attention of Roderick Murchison, who found him employment with the Geological Survey, and Ramsay later succeeded Murchison as its director. He carried out important fieldwork in Wales, taught at University College London and the Royal School of Mines, and published a successful textbook. Another major contribution was his work on the origin of lakes: his controversial 1862 proposal that glaciers could hollow out lake basins even in the absence of earth movements was eventually accepted. Ramsay's younger colleague at the Geological Survey, Sir Archibald Geikie (1835-1924), who also wrote a biography of Murchison, published this memoir in 1895
The physical geology and geography of Great Britain by A. C Ramsay( Book )

15 editions published between 1872 and 2016 in English and French and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The geology of the island of Arran : from original survey by A. C Ramsay( Book )

14 editions published between 1841 and 2011 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Scottish geologist Andrew Crombie Ramsay (1814-91), best remembered for his work on glaciation, made his name with this study, which originated in holiday visits to Arran. Encouraged by John Nichol of Glasgow University, Ramsay had prepared a geological map of the island for the British Association's visit in 1839, and was to have led a field excursion and lectured to the delegates there, but missed the boat. Nichol arranged for Ramsay's work to be published the following year. It attracted the attention of Roderick Murchison, who found him employment with the Geological Survey, and Ramsay later succeeded Murchison as its director and was knighted on his retirement in 1881. The book, designed as a practical visitor's guide for both amateur and professional geologists, is organised by district with reference to specific geological features, and Ramsay provides full explanations, diagrams and engravings to make his work accessible to non-specialists
The old glaciers of Switzerland and North Wales by A. C Ramsay( Book )

15 editions published between 1859 and 2012 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passages in the history of geology: being an introductory lecture at University College, London, in continuation of the inaugural lecture of 1848 by A. C Ramsay( Book )

10 editions published between 1848 and 2011 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On some of the glacial phænomena of Canada and the north-eastern provinces of the United States during the drift-period by A. C Ramsay( Book )

8 editions published between 1859 and 1984 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The geology of North Wales by A. C Ramsay( Book )

10 editions published between 1866 and 1881 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physical geology and geography of Great Britain : six lectures to working men delivered in the Royal School of Mines in 1863 by A. C Ramsay( Book )

13 editions published between 1864 and 2010 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physical géology and geography of Great Britain : a course of six lectures ... in January and February 1863 by A. C Ramsay( Book )

13 editions published in 1863 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geology of parts of Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, (sheet 34) by A. C Ramsay( Book )

10 editions published between 1858 and 2010 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upon the origin of Alpine and Italian lakes; and upon glacial erosion by J. W Spencer( Book )

2 editions published in 1889 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De la Normandie à la Baltique. [Normandy to the Baltic.] by Bernard Law Montgomery Montgomery of Alamein( Book )

5 editions published in 1948 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geological map of England & Wales by A. C Ramsay( )

9 editions published between 1859 and 1884 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the science of geology and its applications : (being the introductory lecture to the course of geology, session 1851-1852) by A. C Ramsay( Book )

4 editions published in 1852 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A descriptive catalogue of the rock specimens in the Museum of Practical Geology : with explanatory notices of their nature and mode of occurrence in place by Museum of Practical Geology (Great Britain)( Book )

7 editions published in 1862 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A descriptive catalogue of the rock specimens in the Museum of Practical Geology, with explanatory notices of their nature and mode of occurrence in place by Museum of Practical Geology (Great Britain)( Book )

10 editions published between 1854 and 1860 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The Physical Geology and geography of Great Britain; a course of six lectures delivered to working men, etc.] by A. C Ramsay( Book )

7 editions published between 1863 and 1878 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Chrles Lyell and the glacial theory of lake-basins. by A. C Ramsay( Book )

5 editions published in 1865 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A descriptive catalogue of the rock specimens in the Museum of Practical Geology : with explanatory notices of their nature and mode of occurrence, and of the places where they are found by A. C Ramsay( Book )

4 editions published between 1852 and 1858 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Andrew Ramsay Brits geoloog (1814-1891)

Andrew Ramsay schottischer Geologe

Andrew Ramsay Scottish geologist

Ramsay, A. C.

Ramsay, A. C. 1814-1891

Ramsay, A. C. (Andrew Crombie), 1814-1891

Ramsay, Andrew C.

Ramsay, Andrew C. 1814-1891

Ramsay, Andrew C. (Andrew Crombie), 1814-1891

Ramsay, Andrew Crombie 1814-1891

Ramsay, Andrew Crombie Sir

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English (183)

French (6)