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Gosse, Philip Henry 1810-1888

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Works: 242 works in 1,065 publications in 5 languages and 12,488 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Guidebooks  Bibliography  Diaries  Popular works  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Illustrator
Classifications: PR4725.G7, B
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Letters from Alabama : (U.S.) chiefly relating to natural history by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

31 editions published between 1855 and 2013 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English naturalist Philip Henry Gosse (1810-88) spent nine months in 1838-9 in a small town in Alabama where he was the teacher at the local school. His time there was unhappy because of the widespread abuse of slaves he witnessed, the support of the practice by his fellow Methodists being particularly distressing. However, he loved the beauty of his surroundings, and the abundant wildlife, and in 1859 he published this account in the form of nineteen letters. Gosse recounts in detail his voyage from Philadelphia to Mobile, Alabama, and the environment around his new home in the hills, with vivid descriptions of the plants, animals and insects he observed there. He rarely mentions slavery specifically, but the arrogance of the masters and the plight of their 'possessions' is a recurring theme in the work. Other books on natural history by Gosse are also reissued in this series
Evenings at the microscope; or, Researches among the minuter organs and forms of animal life by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

75 editions published between 1859 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English zoologist Philip Henry Gosse (1810-88) spent several years studying the biodiversity of habitats in North America and the Caribbean. His Naturalist's Sojourn in Jamaica (1851) is reissued in this series. When he settled on the Devonshire coast, the area proved equally rich for research. In this 1859 publication, the deeply religious Gosse considers the 'Divine mechanics' of animal body parts and microorganisms seen through the lens of a microscope. He leads the reader through a selection of specimens ranging from a hog's bristle to the shoe-like protist Paramecium. Gosse's writing style, enlivened with anecdotes and literary references, earned him considerable appreciation among Victorian audiences. His entertaining text is complemented by more than 100 illustrations which showcase his draughtsmanship. While the work shares its year of publication with Darwin's groundbreaking Origin of Species, Gosse's religious views firmly shaped his interpretation of the specimens on show
The romance of natural history by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

76 editions published between 1860 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ocean by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

49 editions published between 1845 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father and son; a study of two temperaments by Edmund Gosse( Book )

4 editions published between 1912 and 1970 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian critic and poet Edmund Gosse was the child of respected zoologist Philip Gosse, a minister within the Plymouth Brethren, a fundamentalist evangelical sect. This memoir of Gosses childhood and young adulthood details his upbringing by parents whose faith and literal approach to Scripture directed all their domestic practices
The Canadian naturalist: a series of conversations on the natural history of Lower Canada by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

30 editions published between 1840 and 2012 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evenings at the microscope by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

19 editions published between 1859 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Omphalos : an attempt to untie the geological knot by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

21 editions published between 1857 and 2012 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creation (Omphalos) : an attempt to untie the geological knot by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

5 editions published in 1857 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birds of Jamaica by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

21 editions published between 1847 and 1867 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A year at the shore by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

19 editions published between 1865 and 2012 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A naturalist's sojourn in Jamaica. by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

11 editions published between 1851 and 2013 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English naturalist Philip Henry Gosse (1810-88) travelled to Jamaica in 1844 and stayed for eighteen months to observe the diverse wildlife there. Upon his return he described his findings in a trilogy of books. The first two examined the island's birds - he has been hailed as the 'father of Jamaican ornithology' - but he used the present work, first published in 1851, to describe all the other forms of life on the island, from beetles to fruit trees. Lamenting that natural history was too often presented as a 'science of dead things', Gosse made his investigations come alive in this work by writing it in a diary form, discussing what he encountered as his journey progressed, and providing a number of illustrations. His lively and engaging style won him a wide audience, and this work remains an important early example of popular natural history
The aquarium : an unveiling of the wonders of the deep sea by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

21 editions published between 1854 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actinologia britannica : a history of the British sea-anemones and corals by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

9 editions published between 1858 and 1860 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A manual of marine zoology for the British Isles by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A naturalist's rambles on the Devonshire coast by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

6 editions published between 1853 and 2010 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in its lower, intermediate, and higher forms, or, Manifestations of the Divine Wisdom in the natural history of animals by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

25 editions published between 1857 and 2010 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tenby : a sea-side holiday by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

9 editions published in 1856 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook to the marine aquarium : containing practical instructions for constructing, stocking, and maintaining a tank, and for collecting plants and animals by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

16 editions published between 1855 and 2010 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural history: birds by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

7 editions published between 1849 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Omphalos : an attempt to untie the geological knot
Alternative Names
Gosse, P. H

Gosse, P. H. 1810-1888

Gosse, P.H. (Philip Henry), 1810-1888

Gosse, Philip

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Gosse, Philip H. 1810-1888

Gosse, Philipp H. 1810-1888

Philip Henry Gosse

Philip Henry Gosse Brits botanicus (1810-1888)

Philip Henry Gosse englischer Naturforscher

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Госсе, Филипп Генри

Филипп Генри Госсе

Філіп Генрі Госсе

פיליפ הנרי גוס

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The romance of natural historyOmphalos : an attempt to untie the geological knotA handbook to the marine aquarium : containing practical instructions for constructing, stocking, and maintaining a tank, and for collecting plants and animalsNatural history: birdsFather and sonGlimpses of the wonderful : the life of Philip Henry Gosse, 1810-1888Green eye of the storm : controversy between science and Christianity in the lives of Arthur Rendle Short (1880-1953), Philip Henry Gosse (1810-1888), George John Romanes (1848-1894) and the author, John Rendle-Short