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American Philosophical Society

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Works: 1,874 works in 3,105 publications in 1 language and 38,538 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Catalogs  Conference proceedings  Diaries  Exhibition catalogs  Maps  Miscellanea  Church history  Bibliography‡vCatalogs 
Roles: Editor, Other, Publisher, Correspondent, Sponsor, Former owner
Classifications: Q11, 506
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Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society held at Philadelphia for promoting useful knowledge by American Philosophical Society( serial )
in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,507 libraries worldwide
Lists of members are included as follows: May 1843, in v. 3; 1743-1890 in v. 27: lists of surviving members corrected to 1891, 1893-95, 1898, 1900, 1902, 1904, 1906, 1908, in v. 28, 30-31, 33, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46
Transactions of the American Philosophical Society by American Philosophical Society( file )
in English and held by 1,497 libraries worldwide
"Held at Philadelphia for promoting useful knowledge."
The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition by Gary E Moulton( Book )
6 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 813 libraries worldwide
A short account of the malignant fever, lately prevalent in Philadelphia by Mathew Carey( file )
27 editions published between 1793 and 1796 in English and held by 619 libraries worldwide
Crucial American elections; symposium presented at the autumn general meeting of the American Philosophical Society, November 10, 1972 by American Philosophical Society. [Philadelphia.] Autumn general meeting( Book )
4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 492 libraries worldwide
Presidential politics- the struggle for the presidency and the privilege of determining national policies- has been the biggest business in the United States since the formation of the national government under the Constitution. It has also been the most decisive, because almost all important questions in our democratic society are finally solved in the political arena, with the President playing a large role in their resolution. However, some presidential elections have surely been more crucial than others. For example, the election of 1796 merely assured the continuation of Federalist policies, while the election of 1800 resulted in the first peaceful transfer of power from one party to another and marked the beginning of an entirely new type of national politics. The election of 1836 resulted in the institutionalization and professionalization of American politics and the emergence of a definite two-party system, which would hereafter characterize the political structure and history of the United States. The election of 1860 led to the secession of the southern states and a long, bloody civil war. The election of 1896 marked the beginning of urban-orientated presidential politics. And in 1936, the voters gave emphatic approval to the New Deal and continuation of Roosevelt's policies, while establishing the Democrats as the majority party for decades to come. This book provides a remarkable overview of American national politics from the early days of the republic to the 1930s
The public good : knowledge as the foundation for a democratic society ( Book )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 485 libraries worldwide
Zawiera referaty wygłoszone na spotkaniu zorganizowanym przez American Academy of Arts and Sciences i American Philosophical Society w Waszyngtonie w dniach 27-29. 04. 2007 r
Atlas of the Lewis & Clark Expedition by Meriwether Lewis( Map )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and held by 422 libraries worldwide
A catalogue of portraits and other works of art in the possession of the American Philosophical Society by American Philosophical Society( Book )
11 editions published in 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 379 libraries worldwide
Our China prospects by Symposium on Chinese-American relations( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
Historic Philadelphia : from the founding until the early nineteenth century : papers dealing with its people and buildings, with an illustrative map by American Philosophical Society( Book )
9 editions published between 1953 and 1973 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
"Part of old Philadelphia, a map showing historic buildings & sites from the founding until the early nineteenth century, compiled by Grant Miles Simon," fold., in pocket
The order Microsauria by Robert Lynn Carroll( Book )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
A catalogue of instruments and models in the possession of the American Philosophical Society by American Philosophical Society( Book )
3 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
Three journals of the Lewis & Clark expedition, 1804-1806 : from the collections of the American Philosophical Society ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
An essay on the causes of the variety of complexion and figure in the human species by Samuel Stanhope Smith( file )
20 editions published between 1787 and 1888 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
"Although the following essay may seem, at first view, to propose nothing to itself but to amuse the public with a philosophical speculation; yet as its object is to establish the unity of the human species, by tracing its varieties to their natural causes, it has an obvious and intimate relation with religion, by bringing in science to confirm the verity of the Mosaic history. It has lately become a kind of cant with certain superficial smatterers in physical science to speak of revealed religion, and of the spirit of piety as being hostile to profound researches into nature, lest they should be found to contradict the dogmas of revelation. We see these men, likewise, with equal ignorance and vanity, contemptuously insinuate that the friends of piety are always ready to rest their opinions, not on well ascertained facts, but on the supposed authority of Heaven, to save them the pains, and the hazard of enquiries so dangerous to contented superstition. These self-dubbed naturalists, vain of their own faint shadow of knowledge, because they know so little, seem to have forgotten the existence of such men as Newton, or Boyle, Bacon or Mede, and a thousand others, equally distinguished for the depth of their enquiries into the mysteries of nature, and for their sublime and fervent piety towards its Author. Genuine philosophy has ever been found the friend of true religion. They are only spurious pretences to science which have wantonly arrayed themselves against the holy scriptures. In a question of that nature which is discussed in the following essay, I would be far from introducing the authority of religion to silence enquiry, and equally far would I be from making it a substitute for proof. I appeal to the evidence of facts, and to conclusions resulting from these facts which I trust every genuine disciple of nature will acknowledge to be legitimately drawn from her own fountain. From Natural Science, which has been cultivated with more than common ardor and success in the present age, she now forms her chief attacks against the doctrines, and the history of religion. And on this quarter she has pressed them with the greatest zeal. While others, therefore, are successfully defending the interior fortresses of religion, and extending her practical sway over the hearts of men, I thought that I might render a valuable service to the cause, by cooperating, in some degree, with those who are defending her outworks, and carrying their attacks into the enemy's camp"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
"Godded with God" : Hendrik Niclaes and his Family of Love by Jean Dietz Moss( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
Practical geometry in the high middle ages : artis cuiuslibet consummatio and the pratike de geometrie by Stephen K Victor( Book )
3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
Stuffing birds, pressing plants, shaping knowledge : natural history in North America, 1730-1860 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 314 libraries worldwide
Early transactions of the American Philosophical Society by American Philosophical Society( Book )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
 
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controlled identity American Society, Held at Philadelphia, for Promoting Useful Knowledge

A.P.S. (i.e. American Philosophical Society)
American Philosophical Society.
American Philosophical Society, Held at Philadelphia, for Promoting Useful Knowledge
American philosophical society Philadelphia
American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia. Library
American philosophical society (Philadelphia, Pa.)
APS
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Société Philosophique Américaine
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