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Gregory, J. W. (John Walter) 1864-1932

Overview
Works: 579 works in 1,335 publications in 1 language and 7,172 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Catalogs  Textbooks  Popular works  Maps  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Creator, Other, win, Author of introduction, Cartographer, Adapter
Classifications: DT434.E2, 916.7
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Most widely held works by J. W Gregory
The Great Rift Valley: being the narrative of a journey to Mount Kenya and Lake Baringo, with some account of the geology, natural history, anthropology and future prospects of British East Africa by J. W Gregory( Book )

30 editions published between 1896 and 2018 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structure of Asia by J. W Gregory( Book )

29 editions published between 1929 and 2019 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At this time of narrow specialization in science, it seems almost impossible to fully grasp the personality of John Walter Gregory and his impact on the evolution of geological concepts. He belonged to the generation of unusual men who by their endeavors in different technical fields made the British Emprire into a domain where the sun never set. Gregory was a brilliant thinker endowed with the rare combination of an incredible memory for facts and a capacity for synthesis, and, as his explorations extended across all continents, he thus became an authority on the world as a whole. Nonetheless, he remained modest, sincere, and simple and always friendly toward his peers and his students. There are few scientific fields to which he did not contribute. In our present world of computer language he would be characterized by the key-words of geology, georgraphy, engineering, and sociology, a combination of disciplines which today appear unthinkable. In his time he was a scholar, a teacher, an adventurer, and a man of letters as well
Through unknown African countries : the first expedition from Somaliland to Lake Lamu by Arthur Donaldson Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 1897 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of the earth by J. W Gregory( Book )

36 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The foundation of British East Africa by J. W Gregory( Book )

12 editions published between 1901 and 2010 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The menace of colour; a study of the difficulties due to the association of white & coloured races, with an account of measures proposed for their solution, & special reference to white colonization in the tropics by J. W Gregory( Book )

26 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive survey of the increasing tide of colour which threatens the supremacy of the white races; Chap. 7; Australia and its Northern Territory; Briefly outlines early settlement in Victoria, mainly on White Australia Policy, not Aborigines
The nature and origin of fiords by J. W Gregory( Book )

21 editions published between 1913 and 2015 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the road, from the beginning down to A.D. 1931 by J. W Gregory( Book )

12 editions published between 1931 and 1932 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human migration & the future : a study of the causes, effects & control of emigration by J. W Gregory( Book )

18 editions published between 1927 and 1928 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The living races of mankind : a popular illustrated account of the customs, habits, pursuits, feasts & ceremonies of the races of mankind throughout the world by H. N Hutchinson( Book )

32 editions published between 1900 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document is from Empire Online, a powerful and interactive collection of primary source documents, sourced from leading archives around the world. This project has been developed to encourage undergraduates, postgraduates, academics and researchers to explore colonial history, politics, culture and society. Material in the collection spans five centuries, charting the story of the rise and fall of empires; from the explorations of Columbus, Captain Cook, and others, right through to de-colonisation in the second half of the twentieth century and debates over American Imperialism
The dead heart of Australia. A journey around Lake Eyre in the summer of 1901-1902, with some account of the Lake Eyre basin and the flowing wells of central Australia by J. W Gregory( Book )

26 editions published between 1906 and 2012 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P.1-14; Origin of the legend of how the Kadimakara came down from skies; p.61-62; Brief note on the Tirari & Dieri tribes at Kilalpanima; p.81-83; Notes on Emil Kintalakadi, the Tirari guide for the journey and Anton an Urabunna man; Chap. 12; Lake Eyre natives physical & mental characters; comparison with other races; general religious beliefs, burial customs, sacramental cannibalism, briefly outlines marriage rules, system of exogamy - two phratry plan of Tirari & Dieri, systems of the Urabunna, Arunta; the value of exogamy; relations of the Victorian Aborigines with those of Lake Eyre - local organization; Chap. 13; Details of the Tji-tjingalla corroboree held at the Peak - body decorations, 4 lines of song (no translation), sketch map showing the migration of this corroboree (called molongo in Queensland), seen by Siebert and Roth, songs changed at Boulier - gives words; Chap. 14; Geographical interest of the Kadimakara legend which asserts the southern origin of the Arunta, after death legend of Dieri, totemic myths, geographical myths
The elements of economic geology by J. W Gregory( Book )

13 editions published between 1927 and 1928 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the Alps of Chinese Tibet; an account of a journey of exploration up to and among the snow-clad mountains of the Tibetan frontier by J. W Gregory( Book )

10 editions published between 1923 and 1924 in English and Undetermined and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia by J. W Gregory( Book )

14 editions published between 1916 and 2012 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volume presents a discussion of Australia's social and political character, together with information on botany, geography and the historical development of the area
The story of the road : from the beginning to the present day by J. W Gregory( Book )

12 editions published between 1931 and 1938 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General stratigraphy by J. W Gregory( Book )

7 editions published between 1903 and 1931 in English and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The geography of New Zealand : historical, physical, political and commercial by P Marshall( Book )

9 editions published between 1903 and 1912 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of the fossil Bryozoa in the Department of geology, British Museum (Nautral history) by British Museum (Natural History)( Book )

7 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Gregory J.W.

Gregory, J.W. 1864-1932

Gregory, John Walter

Gregory, John Walter 1864-1932

John Walter Gregory Brits ontdekkingsreiziger (1864-1932)

John Walter Gregory brittisk geolog och upptäcktsresande

John Walter Gregory geologo e esploratore britannico

John Walter Gregory schottischer Geologe

Грегори Дж.

Грегори, Джон Уолтер

Джон Уолтър Грегъри

جان والتر گرگوری زمین‌شناس و کاشف بریتانیایی

جون غريغوري

ジョン・ウォルター・グレゴリー

約翰·華特·古格里

Languages
English (376)