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Hales, Stephen 1677-1761

Works: 412 works in 1,292 publications in 4 languages and 9,617 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Sermons 
Roles: Author, Other, Animator , Translator, Attributed name
Classifications: QK711, 581.1
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Vegetable staticks by Stephen Hales( Book )

40 editions published between 1727 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some considerations on the causes of earthquakes : which were read before the Royal Society, April 5, 1750 by Stephen Hales( )

40 editions published between 1750 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attempts to show that earthquakes are the result of effervescences and concussions at the surface of the earth as sulphurous fumes rising from pyrites in the earth on a hot day combine with pure air and suddenly reduce its elasticity.--Allan & Schofield, Stephen Hales
An account of a useful discovery to distill double the usual quantity of sea-water by Stephen Hales( )

29 editions published in 1756 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new-years-gift to dram-drinkers : being an earnest address to them; from the late Reverend Stephen Hales ... To which is prefixed an epistle to them, by William Henry by Stephen Hales( )

15 editions published between 1762 and 2005 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statical essays, containing Haemastaticks by Stephen Hales( Book )

37 editions published between 1733 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A friendly admonition to the drinkers of brandy and other distilled spirituous liquors by Stephen Hales( )

11 editions published between 1733 and 1735 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of some experiments and observations on tar-water: wherein is shown the quantity of tar that is therein, which was read before the Royal Society by Stephen Hales( )

20 editions published in 1747 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical experiments : containing useful and necessary instructions for such as undertake long voyages at sea : which were read before the Royal-Society, at several of their meetings by Stephen Hales( Book )

21 editions published between 1739 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A friendly admonition to the drinkers of gin, brandy, and other distilled spirituous liquors. ... By Stephen Hales by Stephen Hales( )

16 editions published between 1751 and 2005 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La statique des vegetaux, et l'analyse de l'air : experiences nouvelles lûes à la Societé royale de Londres by Stephen Hales( Book )

27 editions published between 1735 and 1736 in French and Italian and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First edition in French of Hales' founding work on plant physiology, translated by Buffon, and published as a handsome quarto volume. "An influential French translation which has the famous "Préface du traducteur", in which Buffon praises the experimental method, and includes Hales' appendix of 1733" (DSB). It was Buffon's first literary production. Hales studied the movement of sap in plants, and discovered what is now known as root pressure. He studied the amounts of water that plants used, and the influence of light and air on them. In that respect he discovered that plants take carbon dioxide from the air as an essential nutrient. "His work was so great an advance that it stands alone in its time, and deserves close attention" (Morton, History of Botanical Science, pp. 246?254). Hales' work on the analysis of the air led to his invention of artificial ventilation, and facilitated the work and discoveries of Black, Lavoisier, and Priestley -- Abe books
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Alternative Names
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ستيفن هايلز



English (430)

French (52)

Dutch (3)

Italian (1)