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Pearson, Karl 1857-1936

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Works: 1,884 works in 3,248 publications in 6 languages and 15,076 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Charts, diagrams, etc  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Former owner, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: Q175, 501
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The grammar of science by Karl Pearson( Book )

149 editions published between 1892 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1892, this important work by the mathematician Karl Pearson (1857-1936) presents a thoroughly positivist account of the nature of science. Pearson claims that 'the scientific method is the sole gateway to the whole region of knowledge', rejecting additional fields of inquiry such as metaphysics. He also emphasises that science can, and should, describe only the 'how' of phenomena and never the 'why'. A scholar of King's College, Cambridge, and later a professor at King's College and University College London, Pearson made significant contributions to the philosophy of science. Including helpful chapter summaries, this book explores in detail a number of scientific concepts, such as matter, energy, space and time. The work influenced such thinkers as Albert Einstein, who considered it to be essential reading when he created his study group, the Olympia Academy, at the age of twenty-three
Tables of the incomplete Beta-function by Karl Pearson( Book )

45 editions published between 1934 and 1968 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the theory of elasticity and of the strength of materials, from Galilei to Lord Kelvin by I Todhunter( Book )

84 editions published between 1850 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapters include: the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Galilei to Girard, 1638-1798; miscellaneous investigations between the years 1800 and 1822; Poisson; Cauchy; miscellaneous researches of the decade, 1830-1840; and Saint-Venant's researches before 1850
The common sense of the exact sciences by William Kingdon Clifford( Book )

54 editions published between 1885 and 1973 in English and Italian and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A student of Trinity College and a member of the Cambridge Apostles, William Kingdon Clifford (1845-79) graduated as second wrangler in the mathematical tripos, became a professor of applied mathematics at University College London in 1871, and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1874. The present work was begun by Clifford during a remarkably productive period of ill health, yet it remained unfinished at his death. The statistician and philosopher of science Karl Pearson (1857-1936) was invited to edit and complete the work, finally publishing it in 1885. It tackles five of the most fundamental areas of mathematics - number, space, quantity, position and motion - explaining each one in the most basic terms, as well as deriving several original results. Also demonstrating the rationale behind these five concepts, the book particularly pleased a later Cambridge mathematician, Bertrand Russell, who read it as a teenager
Early statistical papers by Karl Pearson( Book )

22 editions published between 1948 and 1956 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life, letters and labours of Francis Galton by Karl Pearson( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A controversial figure, Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911), biostatistician, human geneticist, eugenicist, and first cousin of Charles Darwin, is famed as the father of eugenics. Believing that selective breeding was the only hope for the human race, Galton undertook many investigations of human abilities and devoted the last few years of his life to promoting eugenics. Although he intended his studies to work positively, for eradicating hereditary diseases, his research had a hugely negative impact on the world which subsequently bestowed on Galton a rather sinister reputation. Written by Galton's colleague, eugenicist and statistician Karl Pearson (1857-1936), this four-volume biography pieces together a fascinating life. First published in 1914, Volume 1 covers the years from Galton's birth in 1822 to his marriage to Louisa Jane Butler in 1853. Pearson himself was later appointed the first Galton professor of eugenics at University College London
Tables for statisticians and biometricians by Karl Pearson( Book )

51 editions published between 1914 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chances of death, and other studies in evolution by Karl Pearson( Book )

17 editions published between 1897 and 1986 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ethic of freethought and other addresses and essays by Karl Pearson( Book )

14 editions published between 1901 and 2010 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tables of the incomplete [Gamma]-function by Karl Pearson( Book )

34 editions published between 1922 and 1965 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tables of the incomplete [gamma]-function, computed by the staff of the Department of Applied Statistics, University of London, . University College by Karl Pearson( Book )

16 editions published between 1922 and 1965 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tables for statisticians and biometricians by Karl Pearson( Book )

in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ethic of freethought; a selection of essays and lectures by Karl Pearson( Book )

13 editions published between 1888 and 1901 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The groundwork of eugenics by Karl Pearson( Book )

19 editions published between 1909 and 2009 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abridged edition of the English convict by Charles Goring( Book )

13 editions published in 1919 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Galton, 1822-1922 : a centenary appreciation by Karl Pearson( Book )

17 editions published between 1922 and 1923 in English and Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year which forms the centenary of Francis Galton's birth demands more recognition of the part he has played in the spread of human knowledge and in its application to the future of the human race than appears thus far likely to be forthcoming. Galton was a mathematician, anthropologist, eugenicist, explorer, inventor, meteorologist, geneticist, psychological measurement pioneer, and statistician. If the present paper should contribute even but a small amount to the fuller recognition which one day will be paid to Galton, it will more than have fulfilled its writer's aims. For he realises that the time is hardly suited to impressing on the majority of men a conviction of the futility of most of their aims, of the depths of their ignorance of what makes for progress, and of the unsatisfying nature of their present pleasures. We can scarcely believe that the bicentenary of Galton's birth will find the world so little in the frame of mind to appreciate his work or so little able to judge clearly the efficacy of his proposals for raising the standard of human fitness"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Tuberculosis, heredity and environment by Karl Pearson( Book )

12 editions published between 1912 and 2010 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugenics and public health; an address to public health officers <being a lecture delivered at the York congress of the Royal Sanitary Institute, July 30, 1912> by Karl Pearson( Book )

10 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Darwin, 1809-1882 by Karl Pearson( Book )

6 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents information on English naturalist Charles Darwin (1809-1882), provided by Internet Infidels. Includes a picture of Darwin and the full text of Darwin's "The Descent of Man," "The Voyage of the Beagle," and "The Origin of Species." Contains a glossary of terms
 
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The grammar of science
Alternative Names
Karl Pearson britischer Mathematiker

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Karl Pearson Karl Pearson

Karl Pearson matematico e statistico britannico

Karl Pearson mathématicien britannique

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Pi'erxun 1857-1936

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A history of the theory of elasticity and of the strength of materials, from Galilei to Lord KelvinThe life, letters and labours of Francis GaltonThe ethic of freethought and other addresses and essays