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Brewster, David 1781-1868

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Works: 653 works in 1,755 publications in 4 languages and 16,255 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Juvenile works  Textbooks  Portraits  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Correspondent, Other, Author of introduction, Arranger, Publishing director
Classifications: QC16.N7, 530
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A treatise on optics by David Brewster( Book )
79 editions published between 1831 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 libraries worldwide
Memoirs of the life, writings and discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton by David Brewster( Book )
37 editions published between 1855 and 2013 in English and held by 653 libraries worldwide
Letters on natural magic : addressed to Sir Walter Scott, Bart. by David Brewster( Book )
96 editions published between 1832 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 542 libraries worldwide
Intended as a supplement to Sir Walter Scott's 1830 Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft, this 1832 publication seeks to explain and expose the science behind the alleged 'magic' of spiritualists and conjurors. David Brewster (1781-1868), a Scottish natural philosopher and historian of science, was highly regarded in his lifetime but has since faded into obscurity. Penned at the request of Scott, Brewster's friend and neighbour, this book follows an epistolary structure, consisting of thirteen letters each addressing and exposing different aspects of the alleged supernatural activity, in keeping with the format of Scott's publication. Brewster's subject matter includes optics, magic lanterns, automata, alchemy, fire-breathing, spontaneous combustion, spectral illusions and various other phenomena. In each case he carefully outlines how this 'magic' is created with optical illusion, narcotic drugs, gas inhalation, and chemical tricks. The book offers an intriguing insight into nineteenth-century attitudes towards the supernatural
The life of Sir Isaac Newton by David Brewster( Book )
70 editions published between 1829 and 2013 in English and French and held by 529 libraries worldwide
The stereoscope : its history, theory, and construction : with its application to the fine and useful arts and to education by David Brewster( Book )
23 editions published between 1856 and 2012 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
The martyrs of science; or, The lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler by David Brewster( Book )
77 editions published between 1840 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 294 libraries worldwide
The stereoscope; its history, theory, and construction by David Brewster( Book )
11 editions published between 1856 and 2013 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
More worlds than one : the creed of the philosopher and the hope of the Christian by David Brewster( Book )
70 editions published between 1854 and 2012 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
Sir David Brewster (1781-1868) was a distinguished scientist and inventor who frequently turned the results of his research to practical ends; his work on the diffraction of light, for example, led to his developing improved reflectors for lighthouses and inventing two popular Victorian toys, the stereoscope and the kaleidoscope. He was also active as the editor of the Edinburgh Magazine and the Edinburgh Encyclopaedia (1808-1830) and contributed to the seventh and eighth editions of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, as well as writing many articles for a variety of philosophical and scientific journals. He was deeply religious, and in More Worlds Than One (1854) he set out to counter the arguments against extra-terrestrial life of William Whewell's recently published Of the Plurality of Worlds (also reissued in this series), urging that Whewell's 'extraordinary doctrine' was wrong on scientific grounds
A treatise on new philosophical instruments for various purposes in the arts and sciences : with experiments on light and colours by David Brewster( Book )
16 editions published between 1813 and 1971 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
The Edinburgh philosophical journal by Royal Society of Edinburgh( serial )
in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
Contains the proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Wernerian Natural History Society, etc
Brewster and Wheatstone on vision by David Brewster( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
Elements of geometry and trigonometry by A. M Legendre( Book )
32 editions published between 1830 and 1850 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
The Edinburgh encyclopaedia by Edinburgh Encyclopædia( Book )
18 editions published between 1813 and 1832 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Letters of Euler on different subjects in natural philosophy : addressed to a German princess : with notes and a life of Euler by Leonhard Euler( Book )
29 editions published between 1833 and 1858 in English and Undetermined and held by 164 libraries worldwide
A system of mechanical philosophy by John Robison( Book )
10 editions published in 1822 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Ferguson's Lectures on select subjects in mechanics, hydrostatics, hydraulics, pneumatics, optics, geography, astronomy, and dialling by James Ferguson( Book )
16 editions published between 1805 and 1814 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
The kaleidoscope, its history, theory and construction with its application to the fine and useful arts by David Brewster( Book )
15 editions published between 1858 and 1870 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
A treatise on the microscope, forming the article under that head in the seventh edition of the Encyclopaedia britannica by David Brewster( Book )
14 editions published between 1837 and 1980 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Address by David Brewster( Book )
5 editions published between 1850 and 1980 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Manuel d'optique : ou traité complet et simplifié de cette science by David Brewster( Book )
8 editions published between 1833 and 1883 in French and German and held by 31 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Brewster, David 1781-1868 Sir
Brewster, David seras
Brewster, David Sir
Brewster, David, Sir, 1781-1868
Brewster, Sir David
David Brewster
David Brewster Brits natuurkundige
David Brewster fisico e inventore scozzese
David Brewster schottischer Physiker, Erfinder des Kaleidoskops
David Brewster skót fizikus, matematikus
Девід Брюстер
Дейвид Брюстер
Дэвид Брюстер
Дэвид Брюстер британский астроном и математик
דייוויד ברוסטר
דייוויד ברוסטר סופר בריטי
ديفيد بروستر
دیوید بروستر
டேவிட் புரூஸ்டர்
დეივიდ ბრიუსტერი
ディヴィッド・ブリュースター
大卫·布儒斯特
Languages
English (674)
French (15)
German (1)
Italian (1)
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