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Herschel, John F. W. (John Frederick William) 1792-1871

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Works: 672 works in 1,651 publications in 6 languages and 13,299 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Epic poetry  Epic poetry, Greek  Fiction  History  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Observations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Translator, Former owner, Editor, Honoree, Dedicatee, Correspondent, ed, Other, Recipient, Photographer
Classifications: PA4025.A2, 883.01
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A preliminary discourse on the study of natural philosophy. A facsim. of the 1830 ed by John F. W Herschel( Book )

134 editions published between 1830 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomer and philosopher J. F. W. Herschel's A Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural Philosophy, originally published in 1830, can be regarded as the first modern work on the philosophy of science. In this book, Herschel carefully sets out what he regards as the principles and methods of scientific investigation, both at a theoretical level and at the level of experiment or observation. He describes nature as being governed by laws which are difficult to discern by mere observation and so deduces that theoretical science requires analogical reasoning. In the Discourses, written as the first in a series called Cabinet Cyclopaedia, he covers a wide range of methodological, scientific and philosophical subjects that include discussions of contemporary astronomy, atomism and chemistry. His writing on light is heavily influenced by Newton. Herschel also ponders the differences between human beings and animals and the relationship between religious faith and scientific enquiry
A treatise on astronomy by John F. W Herschel( Book )

130 editions published between 1824 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomer and philosopher Sir John Herschel (1792-1871), the son of William and the nephew of Caroline, published his 1833 Treatise on Astronomy in the 'Cabinet Cyclopaedia' series of which the first volume had been his enormously successful Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural Philosophy. He is regarded as the founder of the philosophy of science, and made contributions in many fields including mathematics, the newly discovered process of photography, and the botany of southern Africa, which he studied while making astronomical observations of the southern hemisphere, and where he was visited by Darwin and Fitzroy on the Beagle voyage. It was however as the natural successor to his father's astronomical studies that he is best remembered, and this book, which is written for the interested lay person, places strong emphasis on the importance of accurate observation and on avoiding preconceptions or hypotheses not based on such observation
Journal of a tour in unsettled parts of North America, in 1796 & 1797 by Francis Baily( Book )

16 editions published between 1856 and 1975 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Familiar lectures on scientific subjects by John F. W Herschel( Book )

32 editions published between 1866 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays from the Edinburgh and Quarterly reviews : with addresses and other pieces by John F. W Herschel( Book )

18 editions published between 1857 and 2012 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1857, this work comprises assorted noteworthy writings by the mathematician and astronomer Sir John Herschel (1792-1871), reflecting his diverse scientific and literary interests. It includes a piece on terrestrial magnetism, a review of William Whewell's writings on the history and philosophy of science, and several addresses to the Royal Astronomical Society. Of particular interest is Herschel's commentary on Adolphe Quetelet's work on probability, which advocated applying statistics and probability calculus to social and political questions. Herschel's article not only influenced the growth of social science in Britain, but also played an important role in James Clerk Maxwell's development of a statistical treatment of heat phenomena. Also included in this collection are Herschel's translations of poems by Schiller (accompanied by the original German) as well as examples of his own verse. In an intriguing appendix, Herschel outlines a method for compiling vocabularies of indigenous peoples
On the chemical action of the rays of the solar spectrum on preparations of silver and other substances, both metallic and non-metallic, and on some photographic processes by John F. W Herschel( Book )

7 editions published in 1840 in English and Undetermined and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Herschel's Cape voyage : private science, public imagination, and the ambitions of empire by Steven Ruskin( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book it is demonstrated that the reason for Herschel's widespread cultural renown was the popular notion that his voyage to the Cape was a project aligned with the imperial ambitions of the British government. By leaving England for one of its colonies, and pursuing there a significant scientific project, Herschel was seen in the same light as other British men of science (like James Cook and Richard Lander) who had also undertaken voyages of exploration and discovery at the behest of their nation. It is then demonstrated that the production of the Cape Results, in part because of Herschel's status as Britain's scientific figurehead, was a significant political event
On the action of the rays of the solar spectrum on the Daguerreotype plate by John F. W Herschel( Book )

5 editions published in 1843 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On certain improvements on photographic processes described in a former communication : and the parathermic rays of the solar spectrum by John F. W Herschel( Book )

6 editions published in 1843 in English and Undetermined and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meteorology from the Encyclopædia britannica by John F. W Herschel( Book )

21 editions published between 1861 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The metric system considered with reference to its introduction into the United States; embracing the reports of the Hon. John Quincy Adams, and the lecture of Sir John Herschel by Charles Davies( Book )

10 editions published between 1870 and 1874 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traité du calcul différentiel et du calcul intégral by S. F Lacroix( Book )

4 editions published in 1816 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Admiralty manual of scientific enquiry by John F. W Herschel( Book )

6 editions published between 1851 and 1974 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traité de la lumière by John F. W Herschel( Book )

in French and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of examples of the applications of the calculus of finite differences by John F. W Herschel( Book )

12 editions published in 1820 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines of astronomy by John F. W Herschel( Book )

52 editions published between 1849 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Frederick William Herschel (1792-1871) - astronomer, mathematician, chemist - was one of the most important English scientists of the nineteenth century. Son of the famous astronomer William Herschel and nephew of Caroline, he was persuaded by his father to pursue the astronomical investigations William could no longer undertake; John's subsequent career resulted in a knighthood and a lifetime of accolades. Outlines of Astronomy (1849), an updated and expanded version of his 1833 Treatise on Astronomy, went through eleven editions in two decades and was translated into several languages. Outlines examines terrestrial and celestial phenomena, providing the reader with a wide range of knowledge about the physical world as a whole. The work is an important textbook, the object of which 'is not to convince or refute opponents, nor to inquire ... for principles of which we are all the time in full possession - but simply to teach what is known'
The Iliad by Homer( Book )

7 editions published in 1866 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Fitzgerald's prizewinning translation of Homer's battle epic has become a classic in its own right: a standard against which all other versions are compared
Light. by John F. W Herschel( Book )

16 editions published between 1820 and 1849 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A preliminary discourse on the study of natural philosophy. A facsim. of the 1830 ed
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ジョン・ハーシェル イギリスの天文学者、数学者

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German (28)

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A treatise on astronomyJohn Herschel's Cape voyage : private science, public imagination, and the ambitions of empireThe metric system considered with reference to its introduction into the United States; embracing the reports of the Hon. John Quincy Adams, and the lecture of Sir John HerschelOutlines of astronomyThe shadow of the telescope; a biography of John HerschelThe moon hoax ; or, A discovery that the moon has a vast population of human beingsThe Herschels and modern astronomy