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Figuier, Louis 1819-1894

Overview
Works: 598 works in 2,729 publications in 7 languages and 11,755 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Popular works  Juvenile works  Exhibition catalogs  Classification 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Other, Composer
Classifications: QK45, 595.7
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Most widely held works by Louis Figuier
The world before the deluge by Louis Figuier( Book )

136 editions published between 1863 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Figuier (1819–94) was destined to remain in academia until disagreements with fellow scholars led him to abandon this path and instead pursue 'the idea that scientific knowledge, which until then had been almost exclusively the property of the learned, should be put within the reach of the reading public'. Published in 1863, La Terre avant le déluge became a classic of popular science and introduced palaeontology to a wider readership; that this English translation appeared only two years later is an indication of its impact. Figuier wrote that his aim was 'to trace the progressive steps by which the earth has reached its present state … and to describe the various convulsions and transformations through which it has successively passed'. The book was also celebrated for its inclusion of more than 200 illustrations by a pupil of Doré, Édouard Riou (1833–1900), who became famous as Jules Verne's illustrator a few years later
The insect world : being a popular account of the orders of insects ; together with a description of the habits and economy of some of the most interesting species by Louis Figuier( Book )

84 editions published between 1867 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human race by Louis Figuier( Book )

66 editions published between 1872 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'homme primitif by Louis Figuier( Book )

78 editions published between 1870 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exposition et histoire des principales découvertes scientifiques modernes by Louis Figuier( Book )

61 editions published between 1851 and 1981 in 4 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fotografie ; Geschichte ; Technik, Ingenieurwesen ; Telegrafenbetrieb, Teleinformatik, Telematik
La terre et les mers : ou, Description physique du globe-- by Louis Figuier( Book )

57 editions published between 1864 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera illustrata da 170 silografie sottoscritte da Hurel (inc.), P. (Piaud), J. Gauchard, Piaud, K.G. (Karl Girardet dis.), H. Linton, Lara, E.T. Herington , Riou, C. Laplante (sc.), Lollin (Sollin?), G. Dorè, A. Sargent, B.V., Pan. (Pannemaker), Alex De Bar., A. Gusmand, J. Fagnion (sc.), Nicola (i.), Minne, Pouget, Crosbie, E.M., Pannemaker, Cordux, Hildibrand, K. Girardet (del.) e Whitehead (sc.), K.G. e Hotelin Hurel, G. Dorè e Laly, Pontenier, Manini, D. Lancelot, Trichon, K.G. e Pisan, A.R., Le Breton, E. Berard, Horcholle, C. Maurand, J. Huyot, A.G., V. Foulquier, Rouret, E. Meunier, L. Dumont. - Tav. geogr. acquarellate a cura di A. Vuillemin e incise da Gillot
Les merveilles de la science, ou, Description populaire des inventions modernes by Louis Figuier( )

34 editions published between 1831 and 1980 in French and Undetermined and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Garnier half-tone is one of very few published in the world prior to 1870: only von Egloffstein, Leggo and Carlman made any commercial attempts."--Hanson Collection catalog, p. 35
L'alchimie et les alchimistes : essai historique et critique sur la philosophie hermétique by Louis Figuier( Book )

45 editions published between 1854 and 2017 in French and German and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ocean world : being a description of the sea and some of its inhabitants by Louis Figuier( )

19 editions published between 1872 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les grandes inventions anciennes et modernes dans les sciences, l'industrie et les arts by Louis Figuier( )

48 editions published between 1861 and 1993 in French and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reptiles and birds : a popular account of their various orders : with a description of the habits and economy of the most interesting by Louis Figuier( )

27 editions published between 1870 and 2015 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vegetable world : being a history of plants, with their botanical descriptions and peculiar properties by Louis Figuier( Book )

22 editions published between 1867 and 1869 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mammalia : their various forms and habits ; popularly illustrated by typical species by Louis Figuier( )

10 editions published between 1875 and 1892 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les nouvelles conquêtes de la science by Louis Figuier( Book )

20 editions published between 1883 and 1895 in French and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire des plantes by Louis Figuier( Book )

31 editions published between 1865 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vegetable world: being a history of plants by Louis Figuier( Book )

29 editions published between 1860 and 2000 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les poissons, les reptiles et les oiseaux by Louis Figuier( )

27 editions published between 1868 and 2016 in French and Italian and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La photographie au Salon de 1859 by Louis Figuier( )

10 editions published in 1860 in French and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Fig'e, L.

Figʹe, Lui 1819-1894

Figuier Guillaume Louis

Figuier, Guillaume-Louis 1819-1894

Figuier, L.

Figuier, L. 1819-1894

Figuier, L. (Louis), 1819-1894

Figuier Louis

Figuier , Louis <1819-1894>

Figuier, Louis-Guillaume

Figuier Louis-Guillaume 1819-1894

Figuier, Ludwik.

Figuier , Luigi

Figuier, Luigi 1819-1894

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Louis Figuier Frans schrijver (1819-1894)

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Louis Figuier scrittore e divulgatore scientifico francese

Phigieros, Loudovikos 1819-1894

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Languages
French (512)

English (280)

Italian (18)

German (3)

Spanish (2)

Russian (1)

Polish (1)