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

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Works: 624 works in 1,660 publications in 10 languages and 16,518 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Catalogs  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Observations  Juvenile works  Fiction  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Former owner, Honoree, Correspondent, Recipient, Photographer, Dedicatee
Classifications: PA4025.A2, 883.1
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Outlines of astronomy by John F. W Herschel( Book )

222 editions published between 1837 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A preliminary discourse on the study of natural philosophy. A facsim. of the 1830 ed by John F. W Herschel( Book )

122 editions published between 1830 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before all other things, man is distinguished by his pursuit and investigation of truth. And hence, when free from needful business and cares, we delight to see, to hear, and to communicate, and consider a knowledge of many admirable and abstruse things necessary to the good conduct and happiness of our lives: whence it is clear that whatsoever is trite, simple, and direct, the same is moat congenial to out nature as men. Closely allied with this earnest longing to see and know the troth, is a kind of dignified and princely sentiment which forbids a mind, naturally well constituted, to submit its faculties to any but those who announce it in precept or in doctrine, or to yield obedience to any orders but such as are at once just, lawful, and founded on utility. From this source spring greatness of mind and contempt of worldly advantages and troubles"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
A treatise on astronomy by John F. W Herschel( Book )

111 editions published between 1824 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of a tour in unsettled parts of North America, in 1796 & 1797 by Francis Baily( Book )

15 editions published between 1856 and 1975 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A manual of scientific enquiry prepared for the use of Her Majesty's navy : and adapted for travellers in general by John F. W Herschel( Book )

49 editions published between 1849 and 2011 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Frederick William Herschel (1792-1871) - astronomer, mathematician, chemist - was one of the most important British scientists of the nineteenth century. Son of the famous astronomer William Herschel, 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. This 1849 publication was commissioned by the Admiralty to encourage and assist naval officers to undertake scientific research while abroad. The work provides instructions in making and recording observations in a wide range of disciplines - astronomy; magnetism; hydrography; tides; geography; geology; earthquakes; mineralogy; meteorology; atmospheric waves; zoology; botany; ethnology; medicine; statistics - written by experts in these fields, including Whewell, Darwin, Hooker and Herschel himself. It was hoped that the instructions could also be used by other travellers to advance scientific knowledge, and the work remained in print for over fifty years
Familiar lectures on scientific subjects by John F. W Herschel( Book )

30 editions published between 1866 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1857 and 1981 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

6 editions published in 1840 in English and Undetermined and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 166 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 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herschel's decision to journey to the Cape for the purpose of surveying the southern heavens was of great significance to almost all of Britain and much of the continent. It is the purpose of this book to make a case for the scientific, cultural, and political significance of Herschel's Cape voyage and astronomical observations, as a means of demonstrating the relationship of scientific practice to broader aspects of imperial culture and politics in the nineteenth century."--Jacket
Physical geography; from the Encyclopædia Britannica by John F. W Herschel( Book )

25 editions published between 1861 and 1876 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 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 )

7 editions published between 1870 and 1874 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1861 and 1862 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1829 and 1833 in French and English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elementary treatise on the differential and integral calculus by S. F Lacroix( Book )

4 editions published in 1816 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 1820 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad by Homer( Book )

7 editions published in 1866 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A line-by-line rendering of the great epic retells, in free-running lines of six-beat verse, the great matter of the Trojan War, Achilles' and Hector's fallible heroism and deaths, and the comings and goings of gods and men
Light by John F. W Herschel( Book )

10 editions published between 1820 and 1849 in English and held by 47 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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Τζον Χέρσελ Άγγλος αστρονόμος και μαθηματικός

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ג'ון הרשל

הרשל, ג'ון פרדריק ויליאם 1792-1871

הרשל, ג'ון פרידריך וילהלם 1792-1871

جان هرشل ستاره‌شناس و عکاس بریتانیایی

جان ہرشل

جون هيرشل

जॉन हर्षल

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존 허셜

ジョン・ハーシェル イギリスの天文学者、数学者

ハーシェル, ジョン

ヘルセル

約翰赫歇爾

Languages
English (666)

French (68)

German (25)

Chinese (15)

Spanish (4)

Polish (3)

Danish (2)

Latin (2)

Italian (1)

Russian (1)

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A preliminary discourse on the study of natural philosophy. A facsim. of the 1830 edA treatise on astronomyA manual of scientific enquiry prepared for the use of Her Majesty's navy : and adapted for travellers in generalJohn Herschel's Cape voyage : private science, public imagination, and the ambitions of empireThe 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