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Gosse, Philip Henry 1810-1888

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Works: 264 works in 1,187 publications in 4 languages and 13,287 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Field guides  Bibliography  Diaries  Popular works  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Illustrator
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Letters from Alabama : (U.S.) chiefly relating to natural history by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

45 editions published between 1855 and 2015 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Henry Gosse (1810-1888), a British naturalist, left home at age 17 and made his way to Alabama in 1838, where he had heard educated people were in demand. He was employed by Judge Reuben Saffold at Pleasant Hill in Dallas County as a teacher for about a dozen children of local landowners, but his principal interest was natural history. During the eight months he lived in th Black Belt he watched, listened, thought, took notes, and made sketches--activities that eventually led to Letters from Alabama. He lived among Alabamians, talked and listened to them, saw them at the
Evenings at the microscope; or, Researches among the minuter organs and forms of animal life by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

78 editions published between 1859 and 2016 in English and held by 378 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 )

71 editions published between 1860 and 2012 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ocean by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

50 editions published between 1845 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1912 and 1970 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A classic autobiographical study of the clash of temperaments in post-Darwinian England."--Cover
The Canadian naturalist: a series of conversations on the natural history of Lower Canada by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

33 editions published between 1840 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 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 )

22 editions published between 1859 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 189 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 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 Undetermined and held by 179 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
The birds of Jamaica by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

23 editions published between 1847 and 1996 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1865 and 2015 in English and held by 152 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
A naturalist's sojourn in Jamaica. by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

17 editions published between 1851 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 148 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 )

19 editions published between 1854 and 2010 in English and held by 136 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 )

25 editions published between 1857 and 2010 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1855 and 1856 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1853 and 2010 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1856 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 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 )

15 editions published between 1855 and 2010 in English and held by 80 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

 
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Omphalos : an attempt to untie the geological knot
Alternative Names
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Gosse, P.H. (Philip Henry), 1810-1888

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Gosse, Philip H. 1810-1888

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Philip Henry Gosse

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Госсе, Филипп Генри

Филипп Генри Госсе

Філіп Генрі Госсе

Філіп Генрі Госсе англійський натураліст

פיליפ הנרי גוס

فیلیپ هنری قوس

フィリップ・ヘンリー・ゴス

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Swedish (2)

French (2)

Spanish (1)

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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