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Ball, John 1818-1889

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Works: 80 works in 380 publications in 3 languages and 1,988 library holdings
Genres: Guidebooks  Sources  History  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, 070
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Most widely held works by John Ball
What is to be done for Ireland? by John Ball( )

17 editions published between 1849 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Irish scientist John Ball (1818-89), active in the study of natural history and glaciology, held fellowships of both the Royal Society and the Linnean Society. When the Irish Potato Famine took hold, Ball returned from European travel and study intent on helping his countrymen. In 1846 he became an assistant poor law commissioner, and witnessed the deepening crisis at first hand. The first edition of this pamphlet was published in 1847. Reissued here is the second edition of 1849, the year when Ball assumed the more senior office of second poor law commissioner. He uses the pamphlet to argue passionately for the urgent revision of government legislation relating to poor relief, the public works programme, land improvement, labour and taxation, which he felt had exacerbated matters. He also believed the famine had been forgotten by the English and calls for them to show more sympathy towards the Irish
Journal of a tour in Marocco and the Great Atlas by Joseph Dalton Hooker( Book )

26 editions published between 1878 and 2015 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1878 account of a scientific tour of Morocco and the Atlas mountains in 1871 was compiled from the journals of Sir Joseph Hooker (1817-1911) and his travelling companion, the geologist John Ball (1818-89). Their plan had been for Hooker to publish their findings soon after the journey, but his work as Director of Kew Gardens and President of the Royal Society, and Ball's frequent absences abroad, as well as his own writing commitments, caused delays. However, they argue that their information is unlikely to be out of date when, from a comparison with earlier accounts, 'no notable change is apparent during the last two centuries'. The botanical and geological interests of both men take centre stage in an engaging narrative which provides interesting details about the government, customs and daily life in an area which even in the late nineteenth century was little visited by Europeans
Notes of a naturalist in South America by John Ball( Book )

14 editions published between 1887 and 2016 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peaks, passes, and glaciers : a series of excursions by members of the Alpine Club by England) Alpine Club (London( Book )

38 editions published between 1859 and 1860 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the western Alps by John Ball( )

23 editions published between 1863 and 2012 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Central Alps, including the Bernese Oberland, and all Switzerland excepting the neighbourhood of Monte Rosa and and the Great St. Bernard by John Ball( Book )

26 editions published between 1864 and 1882 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the eastern Alps by John Ball( Book )

15 editions published between 1868 and 2012 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hints and notes practical and scientific for travellers in the Alps, being a revision of the general introduction to the "Alpine Guide." by John Ball( Book )

11 editions published between 1899 and 2015 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remarks upon the geology, and physical features of the country west of the Rocky Mountains with miscellaneous facts by John Ball( Book )

2 editions published in 1835 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guida alpina : Tirolo meridionale-Alpi venete (Lago di Garda) by John Ball( Book )

22 editions published between 1863 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The western Alps by John Ball( Book )

8 editions published in 1898 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Central Tyrol, including the Gross Glockner by John Ball( )

6 editions published between 1873 and 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North Tyrol, Bavarian and Salzburg Alps by John Ball( )

5 editions published between 1873 and 2014 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The distribution of plants on the south side of the Alps by John Ball( Book )

7 editions published between 1895 and 1978 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Central Alps by John Ball( Book )

6 editions published between 1907 and 1911 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Tyrol and Venetian or Dolomite Alps by John Ball( )

6 editions published between 1873 and 1876 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spicilegium florae Maroccanae by John Ball( Book )

10 editions published between 1877 and 2012 in English and Latin and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Styrian, Carnic and Julian Alps by John Ball( )

4 editions published between 1873 and 2012 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pennine Alps, including Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa by John Ball( )

6 editions published between 1873 and 1875 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Journal of a tour in Marocco and the Great Atlas
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Alternative Names
Ioannes Ball

John Ball botanicus uit Ierland (1818-1889)

John Ball British politician, naturalist and Alpine traveller.

John Ball ír természettudós, politikus, alpinista

John Ball irischer Politiker und Naturwissenschaftler

John Ball político britânico, naturalista e viajante alpino

John Ball politico, naturalista e alpinista irlandese

John Ball savant irlandais, naturaliste, alpiniste

Джон Болл

جون بول

ジョン・ボール アイルランドの政治家、博物学者、登山家

Languages
English (253)

Latin (3)

Italian (3)