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Armstrong, Patrick 1941-

Overview
Works: 67 works in 151 publications in 1 language and 3,215 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Reference works  Biography  History  Juvenile works  Maps  Conference papers and proceedings  Bio-bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Patrick Armstrong
Darwin's luck : chance and fortune in the life and work of Charles Darwin by Patrick Armstrong( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is often asserted that Charles Darwin had a fortunate and indeed privileged life. He came from a wealthy, upper middle class family; he studied at Edinburgh and Cambridge, and then never had to work at anything he did not wish to during his life. He married an attractive and wealthy heiress who was devoted to him. On the other hand, you might make a case for saying that Darwin's life was dogged by ill-luck. His mother died when he was seven; he was sent to a school at which he 'learnt little'; he left Edinburgh Medical School after two years, unqualified. He undertook a five-year voyage although he was prone to sea-sickness; his one-time girlfriend (of whom there is evidence he was very fond) married someone else a few months into this voyage. He was affected by ill-health throughout much of his life. One of his children appears to have been mentally handicapped, and this child, and also his beloved Annie, died in infancy. His brother seems to have taken to drugs. Like most of us he had a mixture of good luck and ill-luck. At a number of key points in his life, he made a choice, or others made a choice, or circumstances occurred, which profoundly influenced the path that he took. He made mistakes, but he had the distinct knack of good instinct. Sometimes he displayed the characteristics that enabled him to 'make his own luck'. This book reviews the role of chance and luck in the great Victorian naturalist's life and career."--Jacket
Geographers : biobibliographical studies vol. 20 by Patrick H Armstrong( )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An annual collection of studies on major contributors to the development of geography and gepgraphical thought
All things Darwin : an encyclopedia of Darwin's world by Patrick Armstrong( Book )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly 200 years after his birth in 1809, and nearly 150 years after the publication of his groundbreaking book The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin remains a controversial figure in science and society. But how much does today's student really know about Darwin and his times? This A-to-Z reference work provides user with an understanding of the intellectual, social, and material world in which Darwin lived. This culture profoundly influenced Darwin's work in biology and geology, in general, and his theory of natural selection, in particular. Understanding this period and Darwin's life and times is essential for understanding the development of evolution and biology. In essence, this encyclopedia will cover everything that made Darwin one of the most influential figures of the last 150 years. - Publisher
Darwin's other islands by Patrick Armstrong( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Darwin in Western Australia : a young scientist's perception of an environment by Patrick Armstrong( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading and interpretation of Australian and New Zealand maps by Patrick Armstrong( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English parson-naturalist : a companionship between science and religion by Patrick Armstrong( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the time of William Turner (c 1508-1568) the figure of the parson-naturalist has been conspicuous int he English Church and in English science. Clergy have made a formidable contribution to natural history in England. Gilbert White (1720-1793), the author of The Natural History of Selborne, is perhaps the best known of this distinguished company, but other notables include John Ray (1627-1705) with whom, it has been said, "the adventure of modern science begins." The brightness of the reputation of these individuals should not blind us to that great host of other luminaries who have made English natural history what it is today. There have been botanists and ornithologists, geologists and entomologists; clerical naturalists have included specialists on mollusks, sponges, fish, orchids, seaweeds and lichens. These parson-naturalists made a significant contribution to the development of British scientific natural history, and played an important role in the foundation of the conservation movement and in the origins of organisations such as the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the National Trust. This book presents a full range of interesting and sometimes eccentric individuals from the early days of the Christian faith in the British Isles to modern times. Missionary endeavor and service to the Empire brought the influence of the English parson-naturalist to the very ends of the earth. A key to the appreciation of the success of the parson-naturalist phenomenon is understanding the social milieu in which these men worked. Until the twentieth century clergy were members of a relatively tightly-knit social group, often related to one another by kinship or marriage; a man's clerical colleagues were also his scientific colleagues and his kinsfolk. these links constituted a powerful network. Moreover, this parochial system allowed a parson to get to know the plants, animals and people of one smal area of the countryside, often for the whole of his working life. This book explores the nature of this network, and the way in which science and society became associated in the development of the unique parson-naturalist phenomenon.--Back cover
Darwin's desolate islands : a naturalist in the Falklands 1833-1834 by Patrick Armstrong( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The changing landscape : the history and ecology of man's impact on the face of East Anglia by Patrick Armstrong( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deserts by P. H Armstrong( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some examples of the use of current ecosystem models as frameworks for land use studies by Patrick H Armstrong( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some aspects of bioclimatology and biogeography( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering ecology by Patrick Armstrong( Book )

2 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The earth : home of humanity by Patrick Armstrong( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature's roundabout : an introduction to ecology by Patrick Armstrong( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forests by P. H Armstrong( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geographers : biobibliographical studies by Patrick Armstrong( )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering geology by Patrick Armstrong( Book )

3 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geographers : biobibliographical studies by Patrick Armstrong( )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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All things Darwin : an encyclopedia of Darwin's world
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Geographers : biobibliographical studies vol. 20All things Darwin : an encyclopedia of Darwin's worldDarwin's other islandsThe English parson-naturalist : a companionship between science and religion
Alternative Names
Armstrong, P. H. 1941-

Armstrong, P. H. (Patrick Hamilton), 1941-

Armstrong Patrick

Armstrong, Patrick H.

Armstrong, Patrick H. 1941-

Armstrong, Patrick H. (Patrick Hamilton), 1941-

Armstrong, Patrick Hamilton 1941-

أرمسترنج، ب. هـ.، 1941-

أرمسترنغ، باتريك، 1941-

أرمسترونغ، باتريك، 1941-

ب. هـ. أرمسترونج، 1941-

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English (78)