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Quetelet, Adolphe 1796-1874

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Works: 939 works in 2,291 publications in 6 languages and 10,409 library holdings
Genres: History  Vital statistics  Bio-bibliography  Biography  Census data  Maps  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Editor, Honoree, Correspondent, Recipient, Adapter, Dedicatee, Author of introduction
Classifications: HM55, 509
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A treatise on man and the development of his faculties. A facsim. reproduction of the English translation of 1842 by Adolphe Quetelet( Book )

47 editions published between 1842 and 2014 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Belgian polymath Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet (1796-1874) pioneered social statistics. Applying his training in mathematics to the physical and psychological dimensions of individuals, he identified the 'average man' as characterised by the mean values of measured variables that follow a normal distribution. He believed that comparing the features of individuals against this average would allow scientists to better explore the processes that determine normal and abnormal qualities. Quetelet's methods influenced many, among them Florence Nightingale, and his simple measure for classifying a person's weight, dividing it by the square of their height, is widely known as the body mass index. First published in French in 1835 and reissued here in the 1842 English translation, this is his most influential work and includes a new preface that succinctly states his aim to be 'the analysis of normal man through his actions and of intellectual man through his productions'
Sur l'homme et le développement de se facultés, ou, Essai de physique sociale by Adolphe Quetelet( )

63 editions published between 1835 and 2017 in French and English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Republished in 1869 under title: Physique sociale
Du système social et des lois qui le régissent by Adolphe Quetelet( )

32 editions published between 1848 and 1981 in French and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettres à S.A.R. le duc régnant de Saxe-Coburg et Gotha, sur la théorie des probabilités, appliquée aux sciences morales et politiques by Adolphe Quetelet( )

24 editions published between 1846 and 2018 in French and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters addressed to H.R.H. the Grand Duke of Saxe Coburg and Gotha, on the theory of probabilities, as applied to the moral and political sciences by Adolphe Quetelet( )

20 editions published between 1849 and 2005 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recherches statistiques sur le royaume des Pays-Bas by Adolphe Quetelet( )

27 editions published between 1829 and 2016 in French and Undetermined and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physique sociale, ou, Essai sur le développement des facultés de l'homme by Adolphe Quetelet( Book )

40 editions published between 1869 and 1997 in French and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropométrie ou Mesure des différentes facultés de l'homme by Adolphe Quetelet( Book )

39 editions published between 1870 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sciences mathématiques et physiques chez les Belges : au commencement du XIXe siècle by Adolphe Quetelet( Book )

23 editions published between 1866 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire des sciences mathématiques et physiques chez les Belges by Adolphe Quetelet( Book )

31 editions published between 1864 and 1971 in French and Undetermined and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adolphe Quetelet's Research on the propensity for crime at different ages by Adolphe Quetelet( Book )

11 editions published between 1831 and 1984 in French and English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recherches sur la population, les naissances, les décès, les prisons, les dépôts de mendicité, etc. : dans le royaume des Pays-Bas by Adolphe Quetelet( )

15 editions published between 1827 and 2017 in French and Undetermined and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recherches sur la reproduction et la mortalité de l'homme aux différens âges, et sur la population de la Belgique by Adolphe Quetelet( )

11 editions published in 1832 in French and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recherches statistiques by Adolphe Quetelet( )

14 editions published between 1844 and 2005 in French and English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sur la statistique morale et les principes qui doivent en former la base by Adolphe Quetelet( )

15 editions published between 1846 and 1848 in French and Undetermined and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sur la possibilité de mesurer l'influence des causes qui modifient les élémens sociaux : lettre à m. Villermé de l'Institut de France, etc. by Adolphe Quetelet( )

13 editions published in 1832 in French and Undetermined and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Puisque les crimes qui se commettent annuellement semblent être un résultat nécessaire de notre organisation sociale, et que le nombre n'en peut diminuer sans que les causes qui les amènent ne soient préalablement modifiées, c'est aux législateurs à reconnaître ces causes et à les faire disparaître autant que possible..."
De l'influence du libre arbitre de l'homme sur les faits sociaux, et particulièrement sur le nombre des mariages by Adolphe Quetelet( )

8 editions published in 1847 in French and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statistique : a Monsieur Villermé, de l'Académie royale de médicine de Paris, etc by Adolphe Quetelet( )

9 editions published between 1827 and 2005 in French and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Théorie des probabilités by Adolphe Quetelet( )

11 editions published in 1853 in French and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular instructions on the calculation of probabilities by Adolphe Quetelet( Book )

21 editions published between 1839 and 2013 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Belgian polymath Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet (1796-1874) was regarded by John Maynard Keynes as a 'parent of modern statistical method'. Applying his training in mathematics to the physical and psychological dimensions of individuals, his Treatise on Man (also reissued in this series) identified the 'average man' in statistical terms. Reissued here is the 1839 English translation of his 1828 work, which appeared at a time when the application of probability was moving away from gaming tables towards more useful areas of life. Quetelet believed that probability had more influence on human affairs than had been accepted, and this work marked his move from a focus on mathematics and the natural sciences to the study of statistics and, eventually, the investigation of social phenomena. Written as a summary of lectures given in Brussels, the work was translated from French by the engineer Richard Beamish (1798-1873)
 
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A treatise on man and the development of his faculties. A facsim. reproduction of the English translation of 1842
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Alternative Names
Adolphe Quételet astronomo e statistico belga

Adolphe Quetelet Belgian astronomer, mathematician, statistician and sociologist

Adolphe Quételet belgijski astronom, matematyk i socjolog

Adolphe Quételet Belgisch astronoom

Adolphe Quételet Belgisch astronoom (1796-1874)

Adolphe Quetelet belgischer Astronom und Statistiker

Adolphe Quetelet belgisk astronom, matematiker, statistiker og sosiolog

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Ketle, Adolʹf 1796-1874

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Ketle, Lamber Adol'f Žak.

Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quételet astrónomo belga

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Quetelet, A. (Adolphe), 1796-1874

Quételet, A.-L.-J. 1796-1874

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Quetelet, Ad. (Adolphe), 1796-1874

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Quételet, Adolphe 1796-1874

Quételet , Adolphe Jacques Lambert

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Quetelet , Jacques Adolphe Lambert

Quetelet Jacques Adolphe Lambert 1796-1874

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Quételet, L.-A.-J. 1796-1874

Quételet, L.-A.-J. (Lambert-Adolphe-Jacques), 1796-1874

Quételet, Lambert A. 1796-1874

Quételet, Lambert A. J. 1796-1874

Quételet, Lambert-Adolphe 1796-1874

Quételet , Lambert Adolphe Jacques

Quételet, Lambert-Adolphe-Jacques 1796-1874

Quetelet, Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet, 1796-1874

Адолф Кетле

Адольф Кетле Бельгийский математик, астроном, метеоролог, социолог. Один из родоначальников научной статистики.

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Кетле, Адольф 1796-1874

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Кетлэ, Адольф

Кетлэ, Ламбер Адольф Жак 1796-1874

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אדולף קטלה אסטרונום, מתמטיקאי, סטטיסטיקאי

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French (414)

English (119)

German (20)

Italian (2)

Russian (2)

Dutch (2)