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Davy, Humphry Sir 1778-1829

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Works: 714 works in 1,970 publications in 5 languages and 19,852 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Miscellanea  History  Bibliography  Portraits  Records and correspondence  Essays  Terminology  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Former owner, Correspondent, Other, Dedicatee, Recipient, Honoree
Classifications: QD22.D3, 540.924
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Most widely held works about Humphry Davy
 
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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 )

58 editions published between 1813 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1839 and 2001 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

38 editions published between 1894 and 2012 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elementary nature of chlorine by Humphry Davy( Book )

33 editions published between 1894 and 2012 in English and held by 303 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 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

38 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Davy discovered the anaesthetic properties of nitrous oxide and suggested its use during surgical operations ..."--Garrison-Morton
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 )

37 editions published between 1828 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictitious conversations about fishing and salmon
Elements of chemical philosophy by Humphry Davy( Book )

26 editions published between 1812 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 195 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
Elements of chemical philosophy by Humphry Davy( Book )

23 editions published between 1812 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electrochemische untersuchungen by Humphry Davy( Book )

27 editions published between 1893 and 2016 in German and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of agricultural chemistry by Humphry Davy( Book )

34 editions published between 1813 and 2002 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

42 editions published between 1830 and 2013 in English and German and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arguably the first celebrity scientist, and the epitome of the 'Romantic' natural philosopher, Sir Humphry Davy (1778–1829) was a brilliant lecturer whose popularising of science made him famous. He pioneered electrochemistry, befriended the Romantic poets, invented a safety lamp for miners and even wrote on angling (see On the Safety Lamp and Salmonia, also reissued in this series). Described as 'the last words of a dying Plato', Consolations in Travel was published posthumously in 1830. It is an intriguing mixture of poetry, autobiographical sketches, descriptions of dreams, philosophical musings on the afterlife and, in the view of one contemporary review, 'some [matter] which sober reason must dissent as extravagant, and almost bordering on the absurd'. Here, in his final months, Davy turns to the eternal, believing that through science all the questions of the universe could be answered. It remains a poignant and controversial postscript to an illustrious life
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 )

9 editions published between 1825 and 2012 in English and held by 44 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 )

14 editions published in 1819 in French and Spanish and held by 38 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 31 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 29 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 )

7 editions published in 1803 in English and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
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Hamfri Dejvi

Hamfrijs Deivijs

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Humphrey Davy angol kémikus

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Humphry Davy chimico inglese

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

Humphry Davy Cornish chemist

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Χάμφρι Ντέιβι

Гемфры Дэві

Гемфрі Деві

Гемфрі Деві британський фізик і хімік, член Лондонського королівського наукового товариства, з 1820 — президент цього товариства

Дэви, Гемфри Английский химик

Хамфри Дејви

Хамфри Дејви англиски хемичар

Хъмфри Дейви

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האמפרי דייווי

سر ہمفری ڈیوی

همفرى ديفى

همفري دافي، 1778-1826

همفري ديفي

همفری دیوی شیمی‌دان بریتانیایی

ہمفری ڈیوی

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हम्फ्री डेव्ही

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ჰამფრი დეივი ინგლისელი ქიმიკოსი, ფიზიკოსი და გამომგონებელი

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Languages
English (614)

German (29)

French (19)

Polish (1)

Spanish (1)

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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]The life of Sir Humphry Davy, bart., LL.D., late president of the Royal Society, foreign associate of the Royal Institute of FranceHumphry Davy, poet and philosopherCuriosity perfectly satisfyed : Faraday's travels in Europe, 1813-1815