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Thorpe, W. H. (William Homan) 1902-1986

Overview
Works: 69 works in 470 publications in 7 languages and 8,556 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree
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Most widely held works about W. H Thorpe
 
Most widely held works by W. H Thorpe
Learning and instinct in animals by W. H Thorpe( Book )

102 editions published between 1956 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 1,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When all the grownups constantly say, "Don't touch!" Dan finds something he can safely squeeze, smash, and pound, to his heart's content
Animal nature and human nature by W. H Thorpe( Book )

26 editions published between 1969 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our views on human nature are fundamental to the whole development, indeed the whole future, of human society. Originally published in 1974, Professor Thorpe believed that this was one of the most important and significant topics to which a biologist can address himself, and in this book he attempts a synthetic view of the nature of man and animal based on the five disciplines of physiology, ethology, genetics, psychology and philosophy. In a masterly survey of the natural order he shows the animal world as part of, yet distinct from, the inanimate world. He then treats aspects of the animal world which approach the human world in behaviour and capabilities, examining simple organisms, communications in vertebrates and invertebrates, innate behaviour versus acquired behaviour, and animal perception. In the second part of the book he deals with those aspects of human nature for which there is no analogy and which constitute man's uniqueness - his consciousness of his past, his awareness of his future and his desire to understand the meaning of his existence. The primary facts which demonstrate the importance of this book arise from the ever-growing power of man over his environment and his apparent inability to foresee and cope with the dangers of uncontrolled population growth on the one hand and the wildly irrational waste and degradation of the natural resources of the world on the other. Professor Thorpe believes that an immense responsibility lies with literate men of good will, particularly scientists, to convince man that he is the spearhead and custodian of a stupendous evolutionary process. Animal Nature and Human Nature integrates scientific fact with sound theological thought in an attempt to fulfil, in a manner previously impossible Pascal's injunction that: 'It is dangerous to show man too clearly how much he resembles the beast without at the same time showing him his greatness. It is also dangerous to allow him too clear a vision of his greatness without his baseness. It is even more dangerous to leave him in ignorance of both. But it is very profitable to show him both.'"--Provided by publisher
Science, man, and morals by W. H Thorpe( Book )

36 editions published between 1963 and 1976 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bird-song : the biology of vocal communication and expression in birds by W. H Thorpe( Book )

19 editions published between 1961 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current problems in animal behaviour by W. H Thorpe( Book )

30 editions published between 1961 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Purpose in a world of chance : a biologist's view by W. H Thorpe( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and Japanese and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relations between the sciences by Carl Frederick Abel Pantin( Book )

25 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Pantin's wide range of scientific interests - he was a professional zoologist, an excellent field geologist and widely read in physics - enable him to speak authoritatively concerning the relations between the sciences. In this book, which was originally published in 1968, Professor Pantin pursues the ideas to which he first gave expression in his Tarner Lectures. He explains that the most difficult scientific problems lie in the unrestricted biological sciences, not in the physical, or restricted, sciences. He points out that the basic aim of all scientific research is the classification of attributes and events, and considers why certain kinds of classification are especially acceptable to the human mind, and what are the forces, often unrecognised, which give the impulse to scientific research and influence its direction. The book will appeal both to professional scientists and to philosophers of science
Bird vocalizations : their relations to current problems in biology and psychology : essays presented to W.H. Thorpe by Robert A Hinde( Book )

13 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biology and the nature of man by W. H Thorpe( Book )

26 editions published between 1962 and 1967 in English and Dutch and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based upon the Riddell Memorial Lectures, thirty-third series delivered at Newcastle upon Tyne on 7, 8, and 9 March 1961
The origins and rise of ethology : the science of the natural behaviour of animals by W. H Thorpe( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and Japanese and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duetting and antiphonal song in birds : its extent and significance by W. H Thorpe( Book )

11 editions published in 1972 in English and Dutch and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biology, psychology, and belief by W. H Thorpe( Book )

11 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Mensch in der Evolution : Naturwissenschaft und Religion by W. H Thorpe( Book )

6 editions published between 1965 and 1969 in German and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anatomy of bridgework by W. H Thorpe( Book )

11 editions published between 1906 and 2013 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quakers and humanists; with a shortened version of a paper on vitalism and organicism given at a conference on the uniqueness of man in Minnesota, U.S.A., 1968 by W. H Thorpe( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ciencia, hombre y moral by W. H Thorpe( Book )

13 editions published between 1957 and 1973 in Spanish and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non-verbal communication by Donald MacCrimmon MacKay( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in Italian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers by members of the Royal Society Study Group on Non-Verbal Communication
Steel bridge weights : being particulars of 133 examples, with diagrams based thereon by W. H Thorpe( Book )

6 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report by Conference on Learning and Associated Phenomena in Invertebrates( Book )

4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The origins and rise of ethology : the science of the natural behaviour of animals
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The origins and rise of ethology : the science of the natural behaviour of animals
Alternative Names
Thorpe, W. H.

Thorpe, W. H. 1902-1986

Thorpe, W. H. (William Homan), 1902-

Thorpe, William H. 1902-

Thorpe, William H. 1902-1986

Thorpe, William H. (William Homan)

Thorpe, William H. (William Homan), 1902-

Thorpe, William H. (William Homan), 1902-1986

Thorpe, William Homan.

Thorpe, William Homan 1902-

Thorpe, William Homan 1902-1986

William Homan Thorpe Brits ornitholoog (1902-1986)

William Homan Thorpe etnologo britannico

William Thorpe britischer Zoologe

ソープ, W. H

Languages
English (355)

Spanish (16)

Italian (8)

German (6)

Japanese (4)

Dutch (3)

French (1)