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Davy, Humphry Sir 1778-1829

Works: 654 works in 1,839 publications in 5 languages and 19,593 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Miscellanea  History  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Essays  Terminology  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Former owner, Dedicatee, Correspondent, Other, Honoree, Recipient
Classifications: QD22.D3, 540.924
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Elements of agricultural chemistry : in a course of lectures for the Board of Agriculture by Humphry Davy( Book )

96 editions published between 1813 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decomposition of the fixed alkalies and alkaline earths by Humphry Davy( Book )

37 editions published between 1894 and 2012 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elementary nature of chlorine by Humphry Davy( Book )

32 editions published between 1894 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 305 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
Humphry Davy on geology : the 1805 lectures for the general audience by Humphry Davy( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

37 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Davy discovered the anaesthetic properties of nitrous oxide and suggested its use during surgical operations ..."--Garrison-Morton
The collected works of Sir Humphry Davy. Edited by his brother, John Davy by Humphry Davy( Book )

in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of chemical philosophy by Humphry Davy( Book )

23 editions published in 1812 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of chemical philosophy by Humphry Davy( Book )

22 editions published between 1812 and 1969 in English and German and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of those areas of chemistry in which Davy himself had worked. Part II, which was to cover the rest of science, never appeared. Humphry Davy had a major influence on the history of science and medicine. He first synthesized nitrous oxide and noted its anaesthetic properties and he invented the Davy safety lamp to prevent explosions in coal mines -- Abe Books Website
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 )

31 editions published between 1828 and 2013 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictitious conversations about fishing and salmon
Electrochemische untersuchungen by Humphry Davy( Book )

25 editions published between 1893 and 1986 in German and Undetermined and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consolations in travel, or, The last days of a philosopher by Humphry Davy( Book )

47 editions published between 1830 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 106 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
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 )

10 editions published between 1825 and 2012 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-taught chemist and inventor Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829) was one of the first professional scientists of his age. President of the Royal Society from 1820 to 1827, he was also a brilliant lecturer whose popularising of science made him famous. He also pioneered electrochemistry, isolating potassium, sodium and calcium. But Davy is best known for creating the safety lamp when he was asked to address the frequent occurrence of explosions in coal mines. He realised that firedamp - flammable gases such as methane - was ignited at high temperature by the open flames of miners' lamps. In 1815, he devised a lamp with a mesh screen that prevented ignition of firedamp; this application of science allowed miners to work in greater safety. First published in 1818 and revised in 1825, this work details the invention that cemented Davy's position as a national hero and earned him the Royal Society's Rumford Medal
Elémens de chimie agricole : en un cours de leçons, pour le Comité d'Agriculture by Humphry Davy( Book )

12 editions published in 1819 in French and Spanish and held by 41 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 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 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 )

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

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Alternative Names
Angler 1778-1829

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Humphry Davy chimico inglese

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

Humphry Davy englischer Chemiker

Humphry Davy English chemist

Humphry Davy Químico británico

Humphry Davy químico córnico

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همفري دافي، 1778-1826

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English (586)

German (26)

French (17)

Spanish (7)

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, 1813-1815The life of Sir Humphry Davy, bart., LL.D., late president of the Royal Society, foreign associate of the Royal Institute of France