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

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Works: 625 works in 1,522 publications in 4 languages and 13,572 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Observations  Sources  Archives  Popular works  Autographs  Catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Former owner, Honoree, Correspondent, Photographer, Recipient
Classifications: QB36.H59, B
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A preliminary discourse on the study of natural philosophy by John F. W Herschel ( )
93 editions published between 1830 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,828 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)
Outlines of astronomy by John F. W Herschel ( Book )
193 editions published between 1849 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Journal of a tour in unsettled parts of North America, in 1796 & 1797 With a memoir of the author by Francis Baily ( Book )
16 editions published between 1856 and 1975 in English and held by 439 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 )
37 editions published between 1849 and 2011 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Familiar lectures on scientific subjects by John F. W Herschel ( Book )
34 editions published between 1866 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A treatise on astronomy by John F. W Herschel ( Book )
39 editions published between 1833 and 2009 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays from the Edinburgh and Quarterly reviews : with addresses and other pieces by John F. W Herschel ( Book )
12 editions published between 1857 and 1981 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Herschel's Cape voyage : private science, public imagination, and the ambitions of empire by Steven Ruskin ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 155 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
A treatise on astronomy by John F. W Herschel ( Book )
20 editions published between 1835 and 1851 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traité d'astronomie by John F. W Herschel ( Book )
26 editions published between 1824 and 1836 in French and held by 92 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 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meteorology from the Encyclopædia britannica by John F. W Herschel ( Book )
7 editions published between 1861 and 1862 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An elementary treatise on the differential and integral calculus by S. F Lacroix ( Book )
5 editions published in 1816 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traité de la lumière by John F. W Herschel ( Book )
15 editions published between 1827 and 1833 in French and English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Admiralty manual of scientific enquiry by John F. W Herschel ( Book )
4 editions published between 1886 and 1974 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of examples of the applications of the calculus of finite differences by John F. W Herschel ( Book )
10 editions published in 1820 in English and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New general catalogue of nebulae and clusters of stars (1888) Index catalogue (1895) Second index catalogue (1908) by J. L. E Dreyer ( Book )
4 editions published between 1953 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Iliad; tr. into English accentuated hexameters by Homer ( Book )
8 editions published in 1866 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Popular lectures on scientific subjects by John F. W Herschel ( Book )
13 editions published between 1873 and 1895 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Geršel, Džon.
Gershelʹ, Dzhon Frederik Uilʹi︠a︡m
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Gershel', Zhin, Sir
Gershelʹ, Zhon
Gershelʹ, Zhon, 1792-1871
Gershelʹ, Zhon, Sir, 1792-1871
Herschel, Frederick William
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Herschel, J.-F.-W. 1792-1871
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Herschel, Johann F. 1792-1871
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