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Gosse, Philip Henry 1810-1888

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Works: 261 works in 1,136 publications in 5 languages and 13,321 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Identification guides  Bibliography  Diaries  Popular works  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Illustrator
Classifications: QL50, 590
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Letters from Alabama : (U.S.) chiefly relating to natural history by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

43 editions published between 1855 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 500 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 )

76 editions published between 1859 and 2016 in English and held by 383 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 )

72 editions published between 1860 and 2012 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ocean by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

52 editions published between 1845 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1840 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1840 work gives a natural history of lower Canada and is accompanied by 44 engravings of native plants and animals
Evenings at the microscope by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

19 editions published between 1859 and 2000 in English and Swedish and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1857 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1857 and 2015 in English and held by 176 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 )

20 editions published between 1865 and 2015 in English and held by 151 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
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 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1858 and 1860 in English and held by 131 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 )

22 editions published between 1857 and 1878 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rotifera; or wheel-animalcules, both British and foreign by C. T Hudson( Book )

17 editions published between 1886 and 1975 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1856 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural history: birds by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

8 editions published between 1849 and 2012 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bibliography of the first editions of Philip Henry Gosse, F.R.S. by Peter Stageman( Book )

2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Philip Henry Gosse by Edmund Gosse( Book )

1 edition published in 1890 in English and held by 0 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

Philip Henry Gosse naturalista britannico

Госсе, Филипп Генри

Филипп Генри Госсе

Філіп Генрі Госсе

פיליפ הנרי גוס

فیلیپ هنری قوس

フィリップ・ヘンリー・ゴス

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The romance of natural historyOmphalos : an attempt to untie the geological knotNatural history: birdsGlimpses 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-ShortLetters from Alabama : (U.S.) chiefly relating to natural history