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Gosse, Philip Henry 1810-1888

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Works: 292 works in 1,294 publications in 4 languages and 13,799 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Field guides  Biographies  Bibliography  Diaries  Popular works  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Other, Illustrator
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Letters from Alabama : (U.S.) chiefly relating to natural history by Philip Henry Gosse( )

45 editions published between 1855 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new and improved edition of Letters from Alabama offers a valuable window into pioneer Alabama and the landscape and life-forms encountered by early settlers of the state. Philip Henry Gosse (1810-1888), a British naturalist, left home at age seventeen and made his way to Alabama in 1838. He was employed by Judge Reuben Saffold and other planters near Pleasant Hill in Dallas County as a teacher for about a dozen of their children, but his principal interest was natural history. Letters from Alabama is a personalized record of Gosse's perceptive observations durin
The romance of natural history by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

93 editions published between 1860 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evenings at the microscope; or, Researches among the minuter organs and forms of animal life by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

83 editions published between 1859 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 624 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 ocean by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

57 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canadian naturalist: a series of conversations on the natural history of Lower Canada by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

28 editions published between 1840 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birds of Jamaica by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

26 editions published between 1847 and 1996 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1857 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam, who had no mother, would have had no need of a navel (Omphalos), but God had given him one anyway to have the appearance of having had human ancestry. So begins the reasoning of Philip Gosse, who, in Darwin's time, argued that the fossil record is merely evidence that the Earth was created as though it was older than it is (so-called Old Earth Creationism). Today, this work is considered to be internally logically consistent, but not falsifiable, and hence not scientific
A year at the shore by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

21 editions published between 1865 and 2015 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is the result of Philip Gosse, a contemporary of Charles Darwin, writing his study of marine life. Topics covered are as broad as waves, sea cucumbers, and even the ultimate purpose of creation
Father and son; a study of two temperaments by Edmund Gosse( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A classic autobiographical study of the clash of temperaments in post-Darwinian England."--Cover
Evenings at the microscope by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

25 editions published between 1859 and 2000 in English and Swedish and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1851 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 217 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
Actinologia britannica : a history of the British sea-anemones and corals by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

15 editions published between 1858 and 1866 in English and held by 216 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 )

30 editions published between 1857 and 2010 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1857 in English and Undetermined and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aquarium : an unveiling of the wonders of the deep sea by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

19 editions published between 1854 and 2010 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1855 and 2016 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred streams, or the ancient and modern history of the rivers of the Bible by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

30 editions published between 1850 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters from Alabama by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

6 editions published between 1859 and 1983 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anyone interested in the rural south in the first half of the 19th century, particularly Alabama, would be fascinated by this book. The comments of an early natualist, steamboat travel, family life, hunting, and his reaction to slavery are priceless. If you were interested enough to read this review you need to read this book."
A naturalist's rambles on the Devonshire coast by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

9 editions published between 1853 and 2010 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1856 in English and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Omphalos : an attempt to untie the geological knot
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