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LeConte, Joseph 1823-1901

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Works: 280 works in 728 publications in 3 languages and 7,706 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Diaries  Personal narratives  Records and correspondence  Textbooks  Sermons  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Correspondent, Inscriber
Classifications: QH367, 550
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Elements of geology; a text-book for colleges and for the general reader by Joseph LeConte( Book )

97 editions published between 1877 and 2013 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution : its nature, its evidences, and its relation to religious thought by Joseph LeConte( Book )

70 editions published between 1891 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The subject of the following work may be expressed in three questions: What is evolution? Is it true? What then? Surely, there are no questions of the day more burning than these. Much has been written on each of them, addressed to different classes of minds: some to the scientific, some to the popular, and some to the religious and theological; but nothing has yet appeared which covers the whole ground and connects the different parts together. Much, very much has been written, especially on the nature and the evidences of evolution, but the literature is so voluminous, much of it so fragmentary, and most of it so technical, that even very intelligent persons have still very vague ideas on the subject. I have attempted to give (1) a very concise account of what we mean by evolution, (2) an outline of the evidences of its truth drawn from many different sources, and (3) its relation to fundamental religious beliefs. I have determined, above all, to make a book so small that it may be read through without much expense of time and patience. But the subject is so large that in order to do so it was necessary to sacrifice all but what was most essential, and to forego all redundancy (the bane of so-called popular science) even at the risk of baldness and obscurity. Nevertheless, I hope that the first and second parts will be found not only interesting to the intelligent general reader, but even profitable to the special biologist. I have tried to make these parts as untechnical as possible, but I hope not on that account the less scientific. For I am among those who think that it is not necessary to be superficial in order to be popular--that science may be adapted to the intelligent popular mind without ceasing to be science"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
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 )

37 editions published between 1874 and 2012 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compend of geology by Joseph LeConte( Book )

29 editions published between 1884 and 2012 in English and held by 415 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 )

17 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 )

13 editions published between 1937 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 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 263 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 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

34 editions published between 1881 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 241 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)
Evolution : its nature, its evidence, and its relation to religious thought by Joseph LeConte( Book )

8 editions published between 1891 and 1898 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journal of ramblings through the High Sierras of California by the "university excursion party" by Joseph LeConte( Book )

7 editions published between 1875 and 1994 in English and held by 147 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 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and held by 73 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

A journal of ramblings through the High Sierra of California by the university excursion party by Joseph LeConte( Book )

4 editions published between 1930 and 1971 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Requiem : (in memory of Professor Joseph LeConte) July 6, 1901 by Edward Robeson Taylor( Book )

2 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 13 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

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

 
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A journal of ramblings through the High Sierras 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 (424)

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 Sierras of California by the "university excursion party"