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

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Works: 671 works in 1,660 publications in 7 languages and 14,733 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Catalogs  Handbooks and manuals  Observations  Autographs  Biography  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Former owner, Honoree, Correspondent, Recipient, Dedicatee, Photographer
Classifications: QB43, 520
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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 )

133 editions published between 1830 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 981 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 )

129 editions published between 1824 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matemático y astrónomo, sus trabajos iban dirigidos sobre todo a la correción de errores de las tablas astronómicas
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 391 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 )

50 editions published between 1849 and 2012 in English and held by 390 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 )

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 )

17 editions published between 1857 and 2012 in English and held by 200 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 )

7 editions published in 1840 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 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 159 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 154 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

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

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

61 editions published between 1837 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 74 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

The Iliad; tr. into English accentuated hexameters by Homer( Book )

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

Light. by John F. W Herschel( Book )

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

Other suns than ours. A series of essays on suns--old, young, and dead, with other science gleanings, two essays on whist and correspondence with Sir John Herschel by Richard A Proctor( Book )

13 editions published between 1887 and 1908 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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Τζον Χέρσελ Άγγλος αστρονόμος και μαθηματικός

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ג'ון הרשל

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הרשל, ג'ון פרידריך וילהלם 1792-1871

جان هرشل ستاره‌شناس و عکاس بریتانیایی

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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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約翰·赫歇爾

Languages
English (569)

French (58)

German (27)

Spanish (6)

Chinese (3)

Latin (2)

Italian (1)

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A treatise on astronomyA manual of scientific enquiry prepared for the use of Her Majesty's navy : and adapted for travellers in generalThe 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