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King-Hele, Desmond 1927-

Overview
Works: 198 works in 653 publications in 4 languages and 11,813 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  History  Registers (Lists)  Forecasts  Records and correspondence  Conference papers and proceedings  Charts, diagrams, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QH31.D3, 821.7
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Most widely held works by Desmond King-Hele
Shelley, the man and the poet by Desmond King-Hele( Book )

63 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since Shelley's poetry often springs directly from the events of his life, the poems are discussed in chronological order and a thread of biography is woven into the main text
Observing earth satellites by Desmond King-Hele( Book )

15 editions published between 1966 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erasmus Darwin by Desmond King-Hele( Book )

16 editions published between 1962 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) brings from semi-obscurity a man who was anything but obscure in his own day. Famous as the finest doctor of his time, a best-selling poet, and a prolific inventor, he also propounded many scientific theories, most notably that of evolution. Concerning this, C. D. Darlington in his biography of Charles Darwin wrote: "A convincing argument appeared for the first time ... in the work of Darwin's grandfather at the end of the eighteenth century." A prophet even with honor in his own country, he was while he lived compared to Da Vinci and the contemporary Goethe. Mr. King-Hele writes vividly, reviewing Dr. Darwin's achievements and assessing his significance for our times. He also examines his personality, his chief literary works, and his influence on the great Romantic poets and the first and most famous piece of science fiction, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.--Dust jacket
Erasmus Darwin and the Romantic poets by Desmond King-Hele( Book )

16 editions published between 1963 and 1999 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erasmus Darwin : a life of unequalled achievement by Desmond King-Hele( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) was the grandfather of Charles Darwin. He is considered extraordinary in his scientific insight in physics, chemistry, geology, meteorology and all aspects of biology. "Two of his books, Zoonomia, which made him famous as the leading medical mind of the 1790s, and The Temple of Nature, a long poem, show that he believed life developed from microscopic specks in primeval seas through fishes and amphibians to "humankind"."--Back cover
Doctor of revolution : the life and genius of Erasmus Darwin by Desmond King-Hele( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of the twentieth century? by Desmond King-Hele( Book )

19 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and German and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satellites and scientific research by Desmond King-Hele( Book )

27 editions published between 1960 and 1963 in English and Russian and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential writings of Erasmus Darwin by Erasmus Darwin( Book )

8 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Erasmus Darwin by Charles Darwin( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is not a narrative biography, but rather a series of illuminating insights into Erasmus Darwin's life and work, with quotations from letters and candid comments by Charles Darwin
The Letters of Erasmus Darwin by Erasmus Darwin( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory of satellite orbits in an atmosphere by Desmond King-Hele( Book )

15 editions published between 1964 and 1987 in English and Russian and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tapestry of orbits by Desmond King-Hele( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satellites as they cross the night sky look like moving stars, which can be accurately tracked by an observer with binoculars as well as by giant radars and large cameras. These observations help to determine the satellite's orbit, which is sensitive to the drag of the upper atmosphere and to any irregularities in the gravity field of the Earth. Analysis of the orbit can be used to evaluate the density of the upper atmosphere and to define the shape of the Earth. Desmond King-Hele was the pioneer of this technique of orbit analysis, and this book tells us how the research began, before the launch of Sputnik in 1957. For thirty years King-Hele and his colleagues at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, developed and applied the technique to reveal much about the Earth and air at a very modest cost. In the 1960s the upper-atmosphere density was thoroughly mapped out for 100 to 2000 km, revealing immense variation of density with solar activity and between day and night. In the 1970s and 1980s a picture of the upper-atmosphere winds emerged, and the profile of the pear-shaped Earth was accurately charted. The number of satellites now orbiting the earth is over 5000. This book is the story of how this inexpensive research of their orbits developed to yield a rich harvest of knowledge about the Earth and its atmosphere, in a scientific narrative that is enlivened with many personal experiences
The RAE table of earth satellites, 1957-1986 by Desmond King-Hele( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The RAE table of earth satellites, 1957-1980( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The RAE table of earth satellites, 1957-1982( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected letters of Erasmus Darwin by Erasmus Darwin( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newton's Principia and its legacy : proceedings of a Royal Society discussion meeting held on 30 June 1987 by Royal Society (Great Britain)( Book )

13 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satellite orbits in an atmosphere : theory and applications by Desmond King-Hele( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Herschel 1792-1871: a bicentennial commemoration : proceedings of a Royal Society meeting held on 13 May 1992( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Erasmus Darwin : a life of unequalled achievement
Alternative Names
Desmond King-Hele britischer Physiker und Geophysiker

Desmond King-Hele Brits natuurkundige

Hele, Desmond George King

Hele, Desmond George King 1927-

Hele Desmond King-

Hele, Desmond King 1927-...

King-Hele, D. G.

King-Hele, D. G. 1927-

King-Hele, D. G. (Desmond G.)

King-Hele, D. G. (Desmond G.), 1927-

King-Hele, Desmond

King-Hele, Desmond 1927-

King-Hele, Desmond G.

King-Hele, Desmond G. 1927-

King-Hele, Desmond George 1927-

King-Hili, D.

Кинг-Хили, Д 1927-

Хили, Д. Кинг- 1927-

دزموند کینگ-هل فیزیک‌دان بریتانیایی

キング=ヘレ, デズモンド

德斯蒙德·金–希爾

Languages
English (280)

German (4)

Russian (3)

French (1)

Covers
Erasmus Darwin and the Romantic poetsErasmus Darwin : a life of unequalled achievementThe life of Erasmus DarwinTheory of satellite orbits in an atmosphereA tapestry of orbitsThe collected letters of Erasmus DarwinSatellite orbits in an atmosphere : theory and applications