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

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Works: 707 works in 2,019 publications in 5 languages and 17,335 library holdings
Genres: History  Catalogs  Observations  Records and correspondence  Autographs  Textbooks  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Former owner, Honoree, Other, Dedicatee, Correspondent, Photographer, Recipient
Classifications: QB43, 520
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Outlines of astronomy by John F. W Herschel( Book )

232 editions published between 1849 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,659 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'
A preliminary discourse on the study of natural philosophy. A facsim. of the 1830 ed by John F. W Herschel( Book )

139 editions published between 1830 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 993 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)
Essays from the Edinburgh and Quarterly reviews : with addresses and other pieces by John F. W Herschel( Book )

24 editions published between 1857 and 2016 in English and held by 204 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
John Herschel's Cape voyage : private science, public imagination, and the ambitions of empire by Steven Ruskin( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 159 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."--BOOK JACKET
On the action of the rays of the solar spectrum on the Daguerreotype plate by John F. W Herschel( Book )

7 editions published in 1843 in English and held by 154 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 )

7 editions published in 1843 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1861 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 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 91 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 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As part of their campaign to introduce the continental notation into Great Britain, Babbage and his friends Herschel and Peacock translated and published S. F. Lacroix's Sur le calcul differentiel et integral (1802). Babbage had begun the task of translation while still at Cambridge, but for one reason or another set it aside uncompleted. "A few years later Peacock called on me in Devonshire Street, and stated that both Herschel and himself were convinced that the change from the dots to the d's would not be accomplished until some foreign work of eminence should be translated into English. Peacock then proposed that I should either finish the translation which I had commenced, or that Herschel and himself should complete the remainder of my translation. I suggested that we should toss up which alternative to take. It was determined by lot that we should make a joint translation." Some months after, the translation of the small work of Lacroix was published (Babbage 1864, 39). Part I of Lacroix's work, on differential calculus, was translated by Babbage; Part II, on integral calculus, was translated jointly by Peacock and Herschel. The "Appendix" was written by Herschel, and he and Peacock collaborated on the notes. Acceptance of the new notation was slow at first, but by 1820 the d-notation had triumphed at Cambridge, largely due to the support and influence of William Whewell, the future dean of Trinity College
Traité de la lumière by John F. W Herschel( Book )

9 editions published in 1829 in French and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1820 and 1920 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Lehren der Astronomie by John F. W Herschel( Book )

13 editions published between 1838 and 1853 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of the shadows : Herschel, Talbot & the invention of photography by Larry J Schaaf( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het werk van de twee Britse grondleggers van de fotografie
John Herschel 1792-1871: a bicentennial commemoration : proceedings of a Royal Society meeting held on 13 May 1992( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Herschels and modern astronomy by Agnes M Clerke( Book )

2 editions published in 1895 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Herschels in this biography are Sir William Herschel (1738–1822), his sister Caroline (1750–1848) and Sir John Herschel (1792–1871), William's son. Sir William was an astronomer and telescope-maker who discovered the planet Uranus in 1781. He was appointed 'the King's astronomer' to George III in 1782, and under his patronage built the then largest telescope in the world. Caroline Herschel worked as her brother's assistant for much of his career but was also an accomplished astronomer in her own right, discovering eight comets and producing a catalogue of nebulae. Her nephew Sir John Herschel was also a distinguished astronomer who made many observations of stars in the southern hemisphere. This book by the astronomer and writer Agnes Clerke (1842–1907), published in 1895, provides both an analysis of their work and an assessment of its contribution to later astronomical research
Sir John Herschel and education at the Cape, 1834-1840 by John F. W Herschel( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The catalogue of the Herschel Library : being a catalogue of the books owned by Sir William Herschel, Kt. and by his son Sir John F.W. Herschel, Bart. by Isabella Herschel( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracings of light : Sir John Herschel & the camera lucida : drawings from the Graham Nash collection by Larry J Schaaf( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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A preliminary discourse on the study of natural philosophy. A facsim. of the 1830 ed
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German (25)

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A preliminary discourse on the study of natural philosophy. A facsim. of the 1830 edJohn 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 HerschelThe 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 astronomyCyanotype : the history, science and art of photographic printing in Prussian blue