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LeConte, Joseph 1823-1901

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Works: 289 works in 761 publications in 3 languages and 8,010 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Textbooks  Diaries  Personal narratives  Records and correspondence  Sermons  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Inscriber, Correspondent
Classifications: QH367, 550
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Evolution : its nature, its evidences, and its relation to religious thought by Joseph LeConte( Book )

84 editions published between 1891 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Le Conte was the first geologist, natural historian and botanist to be appointed to the University of California in 1869. He founded the successful palaeontology program at Berkeley and acquired important collections of fossils. He also lectured and wrote on evolution, of which he was the leading American proponent. This book, first published in 1888 but revised and expanded in the second edition reissued here, is his attempt to reconcile his evolutionist convictions with his religious faith. Such a synthesis, he felt, was impeded by dogmatism on both sides, and he makes a case for 'a combining, reconciling and rational view.' He considers three questions: What is evolution? Is it true? and What then?, intending to address 'the intelligent general reader' without being superficial or unscientific. Concepts such as 'neo-Darwinism', 'materialism', and 'design' make their appearance in this wide-ranging book, whose concerns remain surprisingly topical today
Elements of geology; a text-book for colleges and for the general reader by Joseph LeConte( Book )

98 editions published between 1877 and 2016 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and science : a series of Sunday lectures on the relation of natural and revealed religion, or the truths revealed in nature and Scripture by Joseph LeConte( Book )

38 editions published between 1874 and 2012 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compend of geology by Joseph LeConte( Book )

30 editions published between 1884 and 2012 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conception of God. A philosophical discussion concerning the nature of the divine idea as a demonstrable reality by Josiah Royce( Book )

21 editions published between 1897 and 2015 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1897 volume constitutes a rigorous debate between Royce and three other scholars: Professor Joseph Le Conte, Professor G.H. Howison, and Professor Sidney Edward Mezes. Royce's title essay is followed by criticisms from each professor. Royce then responds to his critics, defending his original thesis, which derives from his idealist philosophy
'Ware Sherman, a journal of three months' personal experience in the last days of the Confederacy by Joseph LeConte( Book )

11 editions published between 1937 and 1999 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The race problem in the South by Joseph LeConte( Book )

13 editions published between 1892 and 1992 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LeConte was the son of a former slave-owner in Georgia and president of the Society for the Advancement of Science. In response to the question of what is to be done with freed slaves, LeConte argues for the separation of blacks and whites in the South and a restricted franchise for all on the basis of education and property; eventually he feels the race problem will solve itself and disappear naturally. In a counter presentation, one James Skilton says he doubts if a race problem really exists, and he argues that former slaves require economic freedom if they are to attain real political and social freedom in the U.S
Evolution and its relation to religious thought by Joseph LeConte( Book )

22 editions published between 1838 and 2012 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sight : an exposition of the principles of monocular and binocular vision by Joseph LeConte( Book )

27 editions published between 1881 and 2011 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a means of scientific culture, the study of vision seems to me almost exceptional. It makes use of, and thus connects together, the sciences of Physics, Physiology, and even Psychology. It makes the cultivation of the habit of observation and experiment possible to all; for the greatest variety of experiments may be made without expensive apparatus, or, indeed, apparatus of any kind. And, above all, it compels one to analyze the complex phenomena of Sense in his own person, and is thus a truly admirable preparation for the more difficult task of analysis of those still higher and more complex phenomena which are embraced in the science of Psychology"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
A journal of ramblings through the High Sierra of California by the university excursion party by Joseph LeConte( Book )

11 editions published between 1875 and 1994 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal with photographs, July 21-August 26, 1870
A summer of travel in the High Sierra by Joseph LeConte( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines of the comparative physiology and morphology of animals by Joseph LeConte( Book )

7 editions published between 1899 and 2010 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical periods in the history of the earth by Joseph LeConte( Book )

4 editions published between 1895 and 1966 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conception of God: an address before the Union by Josiah Royce( Book )

5 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sight: an exposition of the principles of monocular and binocular vision by Joseph LeConte( Book )

5 editions published in 1897 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carteggio (1869-1909) by Antonio Fogazzaro( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relation of evolution to religious thought by Joseph LeConte( Book )

in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good cheer nuggets : Maeterlinck, Le Conte, Hugo, Dresser by Jeanne G Pennington( Book )

2 editions published in 1902 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An address delivered on commencement day of the Laurensville Female College, June 28, 1860 by Joseph LeConte( Book )

3 editions published in 1860 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autobiography of Joseph Le Conte by Joseph LeConte( Book )

4 editions published between 1903 and 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Le Conte (February 26, 1823 - July 6, 1901) was born in Liberty County, Georgia. He received an M.D. degree from the New York College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1845. After four years of practicing medicine, he entered Harvard University and studied natural history under Louis Agassiz. After graduating from Harvard, he taught at Oglethorpe University, Franklin College and South Carolina College. In 1869, Le Conte moved to the University of California, Berkeley, where he remained the rest of his life, teaching mainly in geology. In 1870 he visited Yosemite Valley and became friends with John Muir. Concerned about resource exploitation, Le Conte and Muir with others founded the Sierra Club in 1892. Le Conte died while visiting Yosemite Valley. Le Conte and his wife Caroline Nisbet, had four children
 
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A journal of ramblings through the High Sierra of California by the university excursion party
Alternative Names
Conte, Joseph le 1823-1901

Joseph LeConte American geologist

Joseph LeConte Amerikaans geoloog (1823-1901)

Joseph LeConte amerikanischer Geologe und Naturforscher

Joseph LeConte amerikansk geolog

Joseph LeConte geologo statunitense

Le Conte, Joseph 1823-1901

LeConte, Joseph

Leconte, Joseph 1823-1901

約瑟夫·勒孔特

约瑟夫·莱肯特

Languages
English (441)

Italian (4)

French (2)

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'Ware Sherman, a journal of three months' personal experience in the last days of the ConfederacySight : an exposition of the principles of monocular and binocular visionA journal of ramblings through the High Sierra of California by the university excursion party