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Nichol, J. P. (John Pringle) 1804-1859

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Works: 52 works in 201 publications in 1 language and 1,334 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Charts, diagrams, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
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Most widely held works by J. P Nichol
The architecture of the heavens by J. P Nichol( )

14 editions published between 1850 and 1851 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoughts on some important points relating to the system of the world by J. P Nichol( Book )

20 editions published between 1846 and 2012 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The phenomena and order of the solar system by J. P Nichol( Book )

16 editions published between 1838 and 2012 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views of the architecture of the heavens by J. P Nichol( Book )

17 editions published between 1838 and 2013 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views of the architecture of the heavens. : In a series of letters to a lady. by J. P Nichol( Book )

18 editions published between 1837 and 2012 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Pringle Nichol (1804–59) was a Scottish polymath whose major interests were economics and astronomy; he did much to popularise the latter by his writings. He became Regius Professor of Astronomy at Glasgow in 1836, and in the following year published Views of the Architecture of the Heavens which was immediately successful. George Eliot wrote in a letter of 1841, 'I have been revelling in Nichol's Architecture of the Heavens and Phenomena of the Solar System, and have been in imagination winging my flight from system to system, and from universe to universe ...' Nichol was a supporter of the nebular hypothesis – that stars form in massive and dense clouds of molecular hydrogen which are gravitationally unstable, and coalesce to smaller denser clumps, which then collapse and form stars – which in modified form is the model most widely accepted today
A cyclopædia of the physical sciences : comprising acoustics, astronomy, dynamics, electricity, heat, hydrodynamics, magnetism, philosophy of mathematics, meteorology, optics, pneumatics, statics, & c & c by J. P Nichol( Book )

19 editions published between 1857 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The planet Neptune; an exposition and history by J. P Nichol( Book )

9 editions published between 1848 and 2011 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J. P. Nichol (1804–59), astronomer and political economist, was Regius Professor of Astronomy at the University of Glasgow. He brought astronomy to a non-scientific audience through his enthusiastic public lectures and astronomy books. His works include the popular Views of the Architecture of the Heavens (1837; also reissued in this series) in which he supported the nebular hypothesis, which in modified form is the model of star formation most widely accepted today. Neptune was (in 1846) the first planet to be discovered by mathematical prediction rather than empirical observation, and in this book, first published in 1855, Nichol describes that discovery to a lay readership. Part 1 is an exposition of the then current view of the solar system and the research and discoveries which led to that view; Part 2 is dedicated to Neptune; while the third part explains the controversies over the planet's discovery
The education of the people : a practical treatise on the means of extending its sphere & improving its character by Joseph Willm( Book )

8 editions published between 1847 and 2000 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemplations on the solar system by J. P Nichol( Book )

8 editions published between 1844 and 1864 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The planetary system: its order, and physical structure by J. P Nichol( Book )

6 editions published between 1850 and 2012 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stellar universe: views of its arrangements, motions, and evolutions by J. P Nichol( Book )

4 editions published between 1848 and 2012 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victor Hugo : a sketch of his life and work by J. P Nichol( Book )

6 editions published in 1893 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views of astronomy : seven lectures delivered before the Mercantile Library Association of New York in the months of January and February, 1848 by J. P Nichol( Book )

3 editions published in 1848 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National education : report of the proceedings at a meeting of the Glasgow Public School Association, held in the Merchants' Hall, Glasgow, on the 11th November, 1851, by Glasgow Public School Association( Book )

3 editions published in 1851 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Cyclopædia of the Physical Sciences ... Maps, engravings, etc by J. P Nichol( Book )

1 edition published in 1857 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

VICTOR HUGO : a sketch of his life and work (classic reprint) by J. P Nichol( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Architecture of the Heavens. Ninth edition by J. P Nichol( Book )

1 edition published in 1851 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Views of the architecture of the heavens. : In a series of letters to a lady.
Alternative Names
John Pringle Nichol Scottish educator, phrenologist, astronomer and economist

Nichol, John Pringle

Nichol, John Pringle 1804-1859

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