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American Philosophical Society

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Works: 1,970 works in 3,447 publications in 2 languages and 41,800 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Diaries  Exhibition catalogs  Maps  Miscellanea  Atlases  Bibliography‡vCatalogs 
Roles: Editor, Other, Publisher, Responsible party, Correspondent, Sponsor, Former owner
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Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society by American Philosophical Society( )

in 4 languages and held by 1,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 27: Proceedings commemorative of the centennial anniversary of the first occupation of the fhall of the society, Nov. 21, 1889. Vol. 32: Proceedings commemorative of the one huindred and fiftieth anniversary of the foundation of the American philosophical society ... May 22-26, 1893
Transactions of the American Philosophical Society by American Philosophical Society( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 1,879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Held at Philadelphia for promoting useful knowledge."
The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition by Meriwether Lewis( Book )

in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The public good : knowledge as the foundation for a democratic society by MA) American Academy of Arts & Sciences (Cambridge( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zawiera referaty wygłoszone na spotkaniu zorganizowanym przez American Academy of Arts and Sciences i American Philosophical Society w Waszyngtonie w dniach 27-29. 04. 2007 r
Crucial American elections; symposium presented at the autumn general meeting of the American Philosophical Society, November 10, 1972 by American Philosophical Society. [Philadelphia.] Autumn general meeting( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidential politics- the struggle for the presidency and the privilege of determining national policies- has been the biggest business in the United States since the formation of the national government under the Constitution. It has also been the most decisive, because almost all important questions in our democratic society are finally solved in the political arena, with the President playing a large role in their resolution. However, some presidential elections have surely been more crucial than others. For example, the election of 1796 merely assured the continuation of Federalist policies, while the election of 1800 resulted in the first peaceful transfer of power from one party to another and marked the beginning of an entirely new type of national politics. The election of 1836 resulted in the institutionalization and professionalization of American politics and the emergence of a definite two-party system, which would hereafter characterize the political structure and history of the United States. The election of 1860 led to the secession of the southern states and a long, bloody civil war. The election of 1896 marked the beginning of urban-orientated presidential politics. And in 1936, the voters gave emphatic approval to the New Deal and continuation of Roosevelt's policies, while establishing the Democrats as the majority party for decades to come. This book provides a remarkable overview of American national politics from the early days of the republic to the 1930s
Atlas of the Lewis & Clark Expedition by Meriwether Lewis( )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catalogue of portraits and other works of art in the possession of the American Philosophical Society by American Philosophical Society( Book )

13 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our China prospects by John King Fairbank( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historic Philadelphia : from the founding until the early nineteenth century : papers dealing with its people and buildings, with an illustrative map by American Philosophical Society( Book )

8 editions published between 1953 and 1973 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part of old Philadelphia, a map showing historic buildings & sites from the founding until the early nineteenth century, compiled by Grant Miles Simon," fold., in pocket
Three journals of the Lewis & Clark expedition, 1804-1806 : from the collections of the American Philosophical Society( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The order Microsauria by Robert Lynn Carroll( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society by American Philosophical Society( )

in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stuffing birds, pressing plants, shaping knowledge : natural history in North America, 1730-1860( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catalogue of instruments and models in the possession of the American Philosophical Society by American Philosophical Society( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short account of the malignant fever, lately prevalent in Philadelphia by Mathew Carey( Book )

23 editions published between 1793 and 1796 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on the causes of the variety of complexion and figure in the human species by Samuel Stanhope Smith( Book )

25 editions published between 1787 and 1888 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although the following essay may seem, at first view, to propose nothing to itself but to amuse the public with a philosophical speculation; yet as its object is to establish the unity of the human species, by tracing its varieties to their natural causes, it has an obvious and intimate relation with religion, by bringing in science to confirm the verity of the Mosaic history. It has lately become a kind of cant with certain superficial smatterers in physical science to speak of revealed religion, and of the spirit of piety as being hostile to profound researches into nature, lest they should be found to contradict the dogmas of revelation. We see these men, likewise, with equal ignorance and vanity, contemptuously insinuate that the friends of piety are always ready to rest their opinions, not on well ascertained facts, but on the supposed authority of Heaven, to save them the pains, and the hazard of enquiries so dangerous to contented superstition. These self-dubbed naturalists, vain of their own faint shadow of knowledge, because they know so little, seem to have forgotten the existence of such men as Newton, or Boyle, Bacon or Mede, and a thousand others, equally distinguished for the depth of their enquiries into the mysteries of nature, and for their sublime and fervent piety towards its Author. Genuine philosophy has ever been found the friend of true religion. They are only spurious pretences to science which have wantonly arrayed themselves against the holy scriptures. In a question of that nature which is discussed in the following essay, I would be far from introducing the authority of religion to silence enquiry, and equally far would I be from making it a substitute for proof. I appeal to the evidence of facts, and to conclusions resulting from these facts which I trust every genuine disciple of nature will acknowledge to be legitimately drawn from her own fountain. From Natural Science, which has been cultivated with more than common ardor and success in the present age, she now forms her chief attacks against the doctrines, and the history of religion. And on this quarter she has pressed them with the greatest zeal. While others, therefore, are successfully defending the interior fortresses of religion, and extending her practical sway over the hearts of men, I thought that I might render a valuable service to the cause, by cooperating, in some degree, with those who are defending her outworks, and carrying their attacks into the enemy's camp"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Held at Philadelphia, for Promoting Useful Knowledge. : by American Philosophical Society( Book )

36 editions published between 1786 and 2005 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laws and regulations of the American Philosophical Society, held at Philadelphia, for promoting useful knowledge vide minutes of the society, of the 4th May, 1804 by American Philosophical Society( Book )

10 editions published between 1814 and 1966 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Atlas of the Lewis & Clark Expedition
Alternative Names

controlled identityAmerican Society, Held at Philadelphia, for Promoting Useful Knowledge

A.P.S. (i.e. American Philosophical Society)

American Philosophical Society.

American Philosophical Society, Held at Philadelphia, for Promoting Useful Knowledge

American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia

American philosophical society (Philadelphia, Pa.)

American philosophical society Philadelphie, Pa

American Society for Promoting and Propagating Usefull Knowledge Held in Philadelphia.

APS

APS (i.e. American Philosophical Society)

Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge United States

Philosophical Society United States

Société Philosophique Américaine

Société philosophique de Philadelphie

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English (461)

German (2)

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Atlas of the Lewis & Clark ExpeditionStuffing birds, pressing plants, shaping knowledge : natural history in North America, 1730-1860The princess & the patriot : Ekaterina Dashkova, Benjamin Franklin, and the Age of Enlightenment