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Davy, Humphry Sir 1778-1829

Works: 503 works in 1,558 publications in 5 languages and 18,668 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Popular works  Textbooks  Juvenile works  Miscellanea  History  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Essays  Terminology 
Roles: Author, Former owner, Correspondent, Dedicatee, Recipient, Honoree, Other
Classifications: QD30, 540
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Most widely held works by Humphry Davy
Elements of agricultural chemistry : in a course of lectures for the Board of Agriculture by Humphry Davy( Book )

98 editions published between 1813 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of chemical philosophy by Humphry Davy( Book )

48 editions published between 1812 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elementary nature of chlorine by Humphry Davy( Book )

36 editions published between 1894 and 1953 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This reprint contains the important contributions of Humphry Davy on the properties and nature of 'muriatic acid' and 'oxymuriatic acid', which led to the re-adoption of Scheele's view of the relation in which these bodies stand to each other as against that advanced by Bertholet."--Editor's pref
The decomposition of the fixed alkalies and alkaline earths by Humphry Davy( Book )

35 editions published between 1894 and 1961 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salmonia: or; Days of fly fishing. In a series of conversations; with some account of the habits of fishes belonging to the genus Salmo by Humphry Davy( Book )

61 editions published between 1828 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictitious conversations about fishing and salmon
Humphry Davy on geology : the 1805 lectures for the general audience by Humphry Davy( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works of Sir Humphry Davy. Edited by his brother, John Davy by Humphry Davy( Book )

7 editions published in 1840 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Researches, chemical and philosophical, chiefly concerning nitrous oxide by Humphry Davy( Book )

31 editions published between 1800 and 2005 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Davy discovered the anaesthetic properties of nitrous oxide and suggested its use during surgical operations ..."--Garrison-Morton
Consolations in travel, or, The last days of a philosopher by Humphry Davy( Book )

72 editions published between 1830 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The brilliant chemist's travels and last days in his words." "A series of dialogues on philosophical and scientific topics which includes a short account of a spirit journey, conducted by a Genius, to Saturn, and a description of the non-human intelligent beings inhabiting it. An important, albeit brief, contribution to the evolution of the non- human alien in science fiction." - Locke, Voyages in Space 58. "Mostly essay material on philosophy of science, religion, and popular science, but with short science-fiction episode. An interesting parental exercise, with many remarkable strokes of imagination." - Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 552. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 64. Bleiler (1978), p. 57."--abebooks website
Conversations on chemistry, in which the elements of that science are familiarly explained and illustrated by experiments and plates. To which are added, some late discoveries on the subject of the fixed alkalies, by H. Davy, esq., of the Royal society. A description and plate of the pneumatic cistern of Yale college. And a short account of artificial mineral waters in the United States. With an appendix, consisting of treatises of dyeing, tanning and currying by Marcet( Book )

16 editions published between 1809 and 1978 in English and French and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jane Haldimand Marcet (1769-1858) was a pioneer in the field of education who wrote accessible introductory books and science and economics. Noting that women's education "is seldom calculated to prepare their minds for abstract ideas", she resolved to write books that would inform, entertain and improve a generation of female readers. First published anonymously in 1805, her two-volume Conversations on Chemistry swiftly became a standard primer, going through sixteen editions in England alone, and was cited by Michael Faraday as having greatly influenced him. Presented as a series of discussions between a fictional tutor, Mrs. Bryan, and her two female students, the flighty Caroline and earnest Emily, Conversations combines entertaining banter with a clear and concise explanation of scientific theories of the day. Volume 2, on "Compound Bodies", contains spirited exchanges on topics including "shells and chalk", borax, decomposing vegetables and "animal economy" which will interest historians of both science and education."--Back cover
Electrochemische untersuchungen by Humphry Davy( Book )

16 editions published between 1893 and 1986 in German and Undetermined and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works of Sir Humphry Davy by Humphry Davy( Book )

18 editions published between 1839 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the safety lamp for preventing explosions in mines, houses lighted by gas, spirit warehouses, or magazines in ships, &c. with some researches on flame by Humphry Davy( Book )

7 editions published between 1825 and 2012 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trois lettres à Sir Humphry Davy, président de la Société royale de Londres sur l'imposture publique des savans à privilèges ou des sociétés savantes by Józef Maria Hoene-Wroński( Book )

7 editions published in 1822 in French and English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the analysis of soils as connected with their improvement by Humphry Davy( Book )

7 editions published in 1805 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of some experiments and observations on the constituent parts of certain astringent vegetables, and on their operation in tanning by Humphry Davy( Book )

5 editions published in 1803 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines of a course of lectures on the chemistry of agriculture to be delivered before the Board of Agriculture, 1803 by Humphry Davy( Book )

3 editions published in 1803 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Angler 1778-1829

Davy, H.

Davy, H. 1778-1829 Sir

Davy, H. (Humphry), 1778-1829

Davy, H. (Humphry), Sir, 1778-1829

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Davy Humphrey 1778-1829

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Dévi, Gemfri 1778-1829

Dévy, Gemfri 1778-1829 Sir

Dévy, Gemfri, Sir, 1778-1829

Hamfri Dejvi

Hamfrijs Deivijs

Hemfri Devi

Humphrey Davy angol kémikus

Humphry Davy angielski chemik i fizyk

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Humphry Davy Brits scheikundige (1778-1829)

Humphry Davy brittisk kemist

Humphry Davy chimico inglese

Humphry Davy chimiste et philosophe des sciences, fils de Robert Davy et Grace Millett

Humphry Davy englischer Chemiker

Humphry Davy Químico británico

Humphry Davy químico córnico

Гемфры Дэві

Гемфрі Деві

Дэви, Гемфри

Дэви, Гемфри Английский химик

Хамфри Дејви

Хамфри Дејви англиски хемичар

Хъмфри Дейви

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האמפרי דייווי

سر ہمفری ڈیوی

همفري دافي، 1778-1826

همفري ديفي

همفری دیوی شیمی‌دان بریتانیایی

ہمفری ڈیوی

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English (559)

French (53)

German (42)

Spanish (6)

Polish (1)

Humphry Davy : science & powerConsolations in travel, or, The last days of a philosopherYoung Humphry Davy : the making of an experimental chemistBritish scientists of the nineteenth centuryThe age of wonder : [how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science]Humphry Davy, poet and philosopherCuriosity perfectly satisfyed : Faraday's travels in Europe, 1813-1815