WorldCat Identities

Bedini, Silvio A.

Overview
Works: 218 works in 527 publications in 3 languages and 10,246 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Encyclopedias  Folklore  Juvenile works  Church history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Collector
Classifications: QB36.B22, B
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Most widely held works about Silvio A Bedini
 
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Most widely held works by Silvio A Bedini
The Christopher Columbus encyclopedia( Book )

29 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Benjamin Banneker by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1984 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published by Scribner in 1972 to wide praise and critical acclaim, Silvio Bedini's work remains the definitive biography of Benjamin Banneker, the self-educated mathematician and astronomer who became America's first black scientist. Born a free man in Maryland in 1731, he had little formal education but developed a remarkable aptitude for mathematics. He assisted in surveying the area that was to become the District of Columbia, but his real achievement came with the creation of almanacs. Through much of the 1790s, his work influenced daily life in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. In 1791 he took up his pen and wrote to Thomas Jefferson, arguing that the treatment of blacks in the young United States was unwarranted and unfair
Thinkers and tinkers : early American men of science by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Jefferson : statesman of science by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography follows Jefferson's scientific achievements throughout his entire life, including the establishment of the Corps of Discovery to map the western territories and the United States Coast Survey to map national coastlines, the training of military engineers, and the establishment of the University of Virginia
Early American scientific instruments and their makers by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

25 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within recent years fairly exhaustive studies have been made on many aspects on American Science and Technology. To make a comprehensive study of American scientific instruments and instrument makers in the American Colonies is no simple matter, partly because of an indifference to the subject in the past, and partly because of the great volume of sources that must be sifted to accomplish it
The Pope's elephant by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and German and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this tour de force of original scholarship, Silvio Bendini gives us an elephant's-back view of early modern Europe"--Cover
Moon: man's greatest adventure by Davis Thomas( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Benjamin Banneker : the first African-American man of science by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1999 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Banneker, a free, black tobacco planter in Baltimore County in the 1700s, taught himself mathematics and astronomy late in life, earning a place among early American scientists
Jefferson and science by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of each exhibit case, its contents, and the didactic material that went with each artifact and segment of the exhibition
Thomas Jefferson and his copying machines by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the sign of the compass and quadrant : the life and times of Anthony Lamb by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scent of time: a study of the use of fire and incense for time measurement in Oriental countries by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

9 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mechanical universe : the astrarium of Giovanni de' Dondi by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

13 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrons, artisans, and instruments of science, 1600-1750 by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and instruments in seventeenth-century Italy by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trail of time = Shih-chien ti tsu-chi : time measurement with incense in East Asia by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They served in rituals in Buddhist temples, as replacements for community water clocks in times of drought, as regulators of the flow of water to farmers for irrigation in agricultural regions, and in palaces and government offices for establishing time schedules. In China they became a favored feature of the studios of poets and scholars, a practice that continued to recent times, while in Japan they were also adapted for use in geisha houses
The mace and the gavel : symbols of government in America by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clockwork cosmos : Bernardo Facini and the Farnese planisferologio by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

12 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Borghesi astronomical clock by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Declaration of Independence desk, relic of revolution by Silvio A Bedini( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Christopher Columbus encyclopedia
Alternative Names
Bedini, Silvio 1917-2007

Bedini, Silvio A. 1917-

Silvio Bedini Amerikaans historicus (1917-2007)

Silvio Bedini amerikansk historikar

Silvio Bedini amerikansk historiker

Silvio Bedini ameriški zgodovinar in arheolog

Silvio Bedini historien américain

Silvio Bedini Science historian

Silvio Bedini storico statunitense

Silvio Bedini US-amerikanischer Historiker

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Languages
English (238)

German (4)

Spanish (2)

Covers
Thinkers and tinkers : early American men of scienceThomas Jefferson : statesman of scienceThe Pope's elephantMoon: man's greatest adventureThe life of Benjamin Banneker : the first African-American man of scienceJefferson and sciencePatrons, artisans, and instruments of science, 1600-1750The trail of time = Shih-chien ti tsu-chi : time measurement with incense in East AsiaThe mace and the gavel : symbols of government in America