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Darwin, Erasmus 1731-1802

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Works: 795 works in 2,116 publications in 4 languages and 25,352 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  History  Biographies  Autobiographies  Catalogs  Miscellanea  Classification 
Roles: Author, Editor, Signer, Other, Collector, Lyricist, Translator
Classifications: PR3396, 821.6
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The botanic garden, a poem. In two parts by Erasmus Darwin( )

160 editions published between 1789 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zoonomia; or, The laws of organic life by Erasmus Darwin( Book )

106 editions published between 1794 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) is remembered not only as the grandfather of Charles but as a pioneering scientist in his own right. A friend and correspondent of Josiah Wedgwood, Joseph Priestley and Matthew Boulton, he practised medicine in Lichfield, but also wrote prolifically on scientific subjects. He organised the translation of Linnaeus from Latin into English prose, coining many plant names in the process, and also wrote a version in verse, The Loves of Plants. The aim of his Zoonomia, published in two volumes (1794-6), is to 'reduce the facts belonging to animal life into classes, orders, genera, and species; and by comparing them with each other, to unravel the theory of diseases'. The first volume describes human physiology, especially importance of motion, both voluntary and involuntary; the second is a detailed description of the symptoms of, and the cures for, diseases, categorised according to his physiological classes
Zoonomia; or The laws of organic life : in three parts by Erasmus Darwin( Book )

36 editions published between 1803 and 1979 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The botanic garden. Part. II : Containing the loves of the plants. A poem. With philosophical notes. Volume the second by Erasmus Darwin( )

35 editions published between 1789 and 1796 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The botanic garden. Part II : Containing the loves of the plants. A poem. With philosophical notes by Erasmus Darwin( )

29 editions published between 1790 and 2007 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The temple of nature; or, The origin of society: a poem, with philosophical notes by Erasmus Darwin( Book )

46 editions published between 1803 and 2012 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phytologia, or, The philosophy of agriculture and gardening : with the theory of draining morasses, and with an improved construction of the drill plough by Erasmus Darwin( )

33 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in English and German and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plan for the conduct of female education in boarding schools by Erasmus Darwin( Book )

37 editions published between 1797 and 2018 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zoonomia, or, The laws of organic life by Erasmus Darwin( )

22 editions published between 1794 and 2012 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The purport of the following pages is an endeavour to reduce the facts belonging to Animal Life into classes, orders, genera, and species; and, by comparing them with each other, to unravel the theory of diseases. It happened, perhaps unfortunately for the inquirers into the knowledge of diseases, that other sciences had received improvement previous to their own; whence, instead of comparing the properties belonging to animated nature with each other, they, idly ingenious, busied themselves in attempting to explain the laws of life by those of mechanism and chemistry; they considered the body as an hydraulic machine, and the fluids as passing through a series of chemical changes, forgetting that animation was its essential characteristic"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Zoonomia : or, the laws of organic life. ... By Erasmus Darwin by Erasmus Darwin( )

24 editions published in 1796 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential writings of Erasmus Darwin by Erasmus Darwin( Book )

9 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Botanic Garden A Poem in Two Parts. Part 1: the Economy of Vegetation by Erasmus Darwin( )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plan for the conduct of female education : in boarding schools, private families, and public seminaries by Erasmus Darwin( )

7 editions published in 1798 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The temple of nature by Erasmus Darwin( Book )

17 editions published between 1803 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The loves of the plants by Erasmus Darwin( Book )

32 editions published between 1794 and 2017 in English and French and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This critical edition of part 2 of Erasmus Darwin's The botantic garden includes the author's extensive footnotes as well as scholarly annotations provided by the editors
Zoonomia, or, The laws of organic life by Erasmus Darwin( )

13 editions published between 1796 and 2010 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The current title, written by the grandfather of Charles Darwin, contains a catalogue of diseases distributed into natural classes according to their proximate causes. Subsequent orders, genera, species, and methods of cure are included. Diseases discussed include diseases of: 1) irritation; 2) sensation; 3) volition; and 4) association". (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
The golden age, a poetical epistle by Erasmus Darwin( )

11 editions published between 1794 and 2005 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zoonomia, or, The laws of organic life by Erasmus Darwin( Book )

10 editions published in 1797 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beauties of The botanic garden by Erasmus Darwin( Book )

10 editions published between 1805 and 1967 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Zoonomia; or, The laws of organic life
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Zoonomia; or, The laws of organic lifeThe botanic garden. Part II : Containing the loves of the plants. A poem. With philosophical notesThe temple of nature; or, The origin of society: a poem, with philosophical notesA plan for the conduct of female education in boarding schoolsZoonomia, or, The laws of organic lifeThe loves of the plantsErasmus Darwin : a life of unequalled achievement
Alternative Names
Darvin, Ėrazm 1731-1802

Darvinas Erazmas

Darwin E. 1731-1802

Darwin Erasmus

Erasmus Darwin ahli biologi asal Britania Raya

Erasmus Darwin britischer Dichter, Botaniker und Arzt

Erasmus Darwin Brits auteur

Erasmus Darwin Brits botanicus, dichter en arts

Erasmus Darwin English physician, botanist; member of the Lunar Society

Erasmus Darwin estudioso del lenguaje humano, médico, naturalista, fisiólogo, filósofo británico

Erasmus Darwin filosofo, poeta e medico britannico

Erasmus Darwin fyzik a biolof, Charlesův dědeček

Erasmus Darwin poète, médecin, botaniste et inventeur britannique

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Έρασμος Δαρβίνος

Дарвин Е. 1731-1802

Дарвин Эразм

Дарвин, Эразм 1731-1802

Еразм Дарвін

Эразм Дарвин английский врач, натуралист, изобретатель и поэт

Эразм Дарвін

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ארסמוס דרווין

ארסמוס דרווין סופר בריטי

إراسموس داروين

اراسموس داروین

इरॅस्मस डार्विन

ইরাসমাস ডারউইন

ಎರಾಸ್ಮಸ್ ಡಾರ್ವಿನ್

ഇറാസ്മസ് ഡാർവിൻ

ერასმუს დარვინი

이래즈머스 다윈

エラズマス・ダーウィン

ダーウィン, エラズマス

伊拉斯謨斯·達爾文

Languages
English (743)

German (33)

French (16)

Russian (4)