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Davy, Humphry Sir 1778-1829

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Works: 946 works in 2,404 publications in 3 languages and 21,371 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Trivia and miscellanea  History  Personal correspondence  Essays  Terminology  Textbooks  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Former owner, Other, Creator, Dedicatee, Honoree, Correspondent, Collector, 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 )

70 editions published between 1813 and 2010 in English and held by 1,046 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 )

35 editions published between 1828 and 2013 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictitious conversations about fishing and salmon
The collected works of Sir Humphry Davy. Edited by his brother, John Davy by Humphry Davy( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

35 editions published between 1894 and 2012 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elementary nature of chlorine by Humphry Davy( Book )

28 editions published between 1894 and 2012 in English and held by 335 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
Researches, chemical and philosophical, chiefly concerning nitrous oxide, or dephlogisticated nitrous air, and its respiration by Humphry Davy( )

32 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Elements of agricultural chemistry : in a course of lectures for the Board of Agriculture : delivered between 1802 and 1812 by Humphry Davy( )

27 editions published between 1814 and 2002 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of chemical philosophy : part 1, vol. 1 by Humphry Davy( Book )

24 editions published between 1812 and 1973 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

55 editions published between 1830 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 198 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
Elements of chemical philosophy by Humphry Davy( Book )

28 editions published between 1812 and 1972 in English and German and held by 194 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
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( )

12 editions published between 1825 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 191 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
Six discourses delivered before the Royal Society at their anniversary meetings, on the award of the Royal and Copley medals : preceded by an address to the Society, on the progress and prospects of science by Humphry Davy( Book )

21 editions published between 1827 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electrochemische untersuchungen by Humphry Davy( Book )

30 editions published between 1893 and 2016 in German and Undetermined and held by 179 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( )

9 editions published in 1803 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1805 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the safety lamp for coal miners : with some researches on flame by Humphry Davy( Book )

13 editions published between 1818 and 1973 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mercurial chemist, a life of Sir Humphry Davy by Anne Treneer( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1963. Humphry Davy, knighted by the Prince Regent in 1812 for his contributions to science, and later created baronet for his invention of the miners' safety lamp, was among the foremost European chemists in the early nineteenth century. Anne Treneer tells in full the story of Humphry Davy's life. From letters, journals and memoirs of the time, Davy and his contemporaries come to life. This title will be of great interest to scientists and historians
 
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Humphry Davy : science & powerConsolations in travel, or, The last days of a philosopherYoung Humphry Davy : the making of an experimental chemistHumphry Davy, poet and philosopherBritish scientists of the nineteenth centuryThe age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of scienceCuriosity perfectly satisfyed : Faraday's travels in Europe, 1813-1815
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Гемфри Дэви английский химик

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سر ہمفری ڈیوی

همفرى ديفى

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