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Kirby, William 1759-1850

Overview
Works: 147 works in 623 publications in 4 languages and 4,292 library holdings
Genres: Classification  History  Field guides  Laboratory manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by William Kirby
On the power, wisdom and goodness of God as manifested in the creation of animals and in their history, habits and instincts by William Kirby( )

84 editions published between 1835 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The prescribed object of the several treatises, of which the present forms one, is the illustration of the Power, Wisdom, and Goodness of the Deity, as manifested in the Works of Creation; but it is not only directed that these primary attributes should be proved by all reasonable arguments derived from physical objects, but also by discoveries ancient and modern, and the whole extent of literature. As the Holy Scriptures form the most interesting; portion, in every respect, of ancient literature; and it has always been the habit of the author of the present treatise to unite the study of the word of God with that of his works; he trusts he shall not be deemed to have stepped out of the record, where he has copiously drawn from the sacred fountains, provided the main tenor of his argument is in accordance with the brief put into his hands"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
An introduction to entomology : or, Elements of the natural history of insects ; with plates by William Kirby( Book )

103 editions published between 1815 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of a voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; performed in the years, 1819-20, in His Majesty's ships Hecla and Griper, under the orders of William Edward Parry, R.N., F.R.S., and commander of the expedition by William Edward Parry( Book )

12 editions published between 1821 and 1977 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Englishman William Edward Parry's journal of his voyage for the discovery of a North-west passage through the Canadian Arctic in the years 1819-'20 aboard the ships Hecla and Griper. Includes official instructions to Parry from the British government on undertaking the expedition, details of land and sea exploration, encounters with Inuit (Eskimos) and fauna in the region, lists of supplies, chronometric, magnetic and lunar observations, numerous plates and maps, glossary of technical terms
Einleitung in die Entomologie oder Elemente der Naturgeschichte der Insecten by William Kirby( Book )

23 editions published between 1823 and 2017 in German and English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A supplement to the appendix of Captain Parry's voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage, in the years 1819-20 : containing an account of the subjects of natural history by William Edward Parry( Book )

6 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Two papers on coleoptera] by William Kirby( )

3 editions published in 1818 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Thierwelt, als Zeugniss für die Herrlichkeit des Schöpfers by William Kirby( Book )

7 editions published in 1838 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strepsiptera, a new order of insects proposed : and the characters of the order, with those of its genera laid down by William Kirby( Book )

8 editions published between 1811 and 1977 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some account of a new species of Eulophus geoffroy by William Kirby( Book )

7 editions published between 1822 and 1977 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A century of insects, including several new genera described from his cabinet by William Kirby( Book )

7 editions published between 1818 and 1977 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centurie d'insectes, contenant plusieurs genres nouveaux décrits dans sa collection by William Kirby( Book )

11 editions published in 1834 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to entomology : or, elements of the natural history of insects, comprising an by William Kirby( )

7 editions published between 1828 and 2012 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to entomology ... by William Kirby( Book )

10 editions published between 1822 and 2015 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One principal cause of the little attention paid to Entomology in this country, has doubtless been the ridicule so often thrown upon the science. The botanist, sheltered now by the sanction of fashion, as formerly by the prescriptive union of his study with medicine, may dedicate his hours to mosses and lichens without reproach; but in the minds of most men, the learned as well as the vulgar, the idea of the trifling nature of his pursuit is so strongly associated with that of the diminutive size of its objects, that an entomologist is synonymous with every thing futile and childish. Now, when so many other roads to fame and distinction are open, when a man has merely to avow himself a botanist, a mineralogist, or a chemist--a student of classical literature or of political economy--to ensure attention and respect, there are evidently no great attractions to lead him to a science which in nine companies out of ten with which he may associate promises to signalize him only as an object of pity or contempt. Even if he have no other aim than self-gratification, yet "the sternest stoic of us all wishes at least for some one to enter into his views and feelings, and confirm him in the opinion which he entertains of himself:" but how can he look for sympathy in a pursuit unknown to the world, except as indicative of littleness of mind?
A description of several new species of insects collected in New Holland by Robert Brown by William Kirby( Book )

6 editions published between 1818 and 1977 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genus Apion of Herbst's Natursystem considered : its characters laid down, and many of the species described by William Kirby( Book )

6 editions published between 1808 and 1977 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einleitung in die Entomologie oder Elemente der Naturgeschichte der Insecten by William Kirby( Book )

1 edition published in 1824 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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An introduction to entomology, or, Elements of the natural history of insects : comprising an account of noxious and useful insects, of their metamorphoses, food, stratagems, habitations, societies, motions, noises, hybernation, instinct, etc., etc.
Alternative Names
Gulielmus Kirby

Kirby, G. 1759-1850

Kirby, G. (Guillaume), 1759-1850

Kirby, Guillaume

Kirby Guillaume 1759-1850

Kirby, W. 1759-1850

Kirby, W. (William), 1759-1850

Kirby, Wilhelm 1759-1850

Kirby, Wilhem 1759-1850

Kirby, William

Kirby, Wm 1759-1850

Kirby, Wm. (William), 1759-1850

William Kirby Brits entomoloog (1759-1850)

William Kirby englischer Pfarrer und Entomologe

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William Kirby entomolog angielski

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Кёрби, Уильям

Уильям Кёрби английский энтомолог, один из основателей энтомологии

Уільям Кірбі

ויליאם קירבי

ویلیام کربی

வில்லியம் கிர்பி

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Languages
English (353)

German (25)

French (11)

Latin (2)