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Consolations in travel, or, The last days of a philosopher.

Author: Humphry Davy, Sir; John Davy
Publisher: London, J. Murray, 1830.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The brilliant chemist's travels and last days in his words." "A series of dialogues on philosophical and scientific topics which includes a short account of a spirit journey, conducted by a Genius, to Saturn, and a description of the non-human intelligent beings inhabiting it. An important, albeit brief, contribution to the evolution of the non- human alien in science fiction."--Locke, Voyages in Space 58. "Mostly  Read more...
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Davy, Humphry, Sir, 1778-1829.
Consolations in travel, or, The last days of a philosopher.
London, J. Murray, 1830
(OCoLC)648577357
Named Person: Humphry Davy, Sir; Humphry Davy, Sir
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Humphry Davy, Sir; John Davy
OCLC Number: 857356383
Notes: Edited by John Davy.
Description: 1 preliminary leaf, [v]-vi, 3 leaves, 272, [1] pages 17 cm
Contents: I. The vision. --
II. Discussions connected with the vision in the Colosæum. --
III. The Unknown. --
IV. The Proteus, or Immortality. --
V. The chemical philosopher. --
VI. Pola, or Time.
Responsibility: By Sir Humphry Davy ...

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"The brilliant chemist's travels and last days in his words." "A series of dialogues on philosophical and scientific topics which includes a short account of a spirit journey, conducted by a Genius, to Saturn, and a description of the non-human intelligent beings inhabiting it. An important, albeit brief, contribution to the evolution of the non- human alien in science fiction."--Locke, Voyages in Space 58. "Mostly essay material on philosophy of science, religion, and popular science, but with short science-fiction episode. An interesting parental exercise, with many remarkable strokes of imagination." - Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 552. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 64. Bleiler (1978), p. 57."--abebooks website.

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