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Harris, John 1667?-1719

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Works: 235 works in 1,132 publications in 3 languages and 11,556 library holdings
Genres: Sermons  Dictionaries  History  Atlases  Maps  Illustrated works  Juvenile works  Popular works  Encyclopedias  Fiction 
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Most widely held works by John Harris
Lexicon technicum, or, An universal English dictionary of arts and sciences by John Harris( Book )

160 editions published between 1702 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomical dialogues between a gentleman and a lady : wherein the doctrine of the sphere, uses of the globes, and the elements of astronomy and geography are explain'd in a pleasant, easy and familiar way by John Harris( Book )

111 editions published between 1719 and 2015 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Anglican clergyman and fellow of the Royal Society, John Harris (c.1666–1719) was an important promulgator of Newtonian science, through private teaching, public lectures and published writing. His Lexicon Technicum (1704) may be considered the first encyclopaedia in English. In the present work, published in 1719, Harris presents for his well-to-do readership a series of didactic conservations between a gentleman of science and an aristocratic lady. He aims to induce 'persons of birth and fortune' to dedicate some of their 'happy leisure … to the improvement of their minds', and uses quotes from poets such as Samuel Butler and John Dryden to help elucidate scientific concepts. In particular, Harris explains the use of contemporary scientific apparatus (and expensive status symbols) such as terrestrial and celestial globes. The book ends with a description of the ultimate contemporary symbol of scientific refinement: the orrery, a working model of the solar system
The description and uses of the celestial and terrestrial globes, and of Collins's pocket quadrant by John Harris( Book )

42 editions published between 1703 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remarks on some late papers relating to the universal deluge, and to the natural history of the earth by John Harris( Book )

7 editions published between 1697 and 1982 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of plain and spherical trigonometry : together with the principles of spherick geometry, and the several projections of the sphere in plano. ... By J. Harris, D.D.F.R.S by John Harris( Book )

34 editions published between 1706 and 2005 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A refutation of the objections against moral good and evil : in a sermon preach'd at the Cathedral-Church of St. Paul, October the third, 1698 by John Harris( )

13 editions published between 1698 and 1981 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elements of plain trigonometry demonstrated : and its practice and use explained. By John Harris by John Harris( Book )

14 editions published between 1703 and 2005 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sermon preach'd in the parish church of St. Mary Magdalen, Old Fish-street, on Wednesday the twenty sixth of May, 1703 : Being the fast-day ... By John Harris by John Harris( )

9 editions published between 1703 and 2005 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modest Christian's duty, as to indifferent things in the worship of God by John Harris( Book )

10 editions published between 1705 and 2005 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evil and mischief of a fiery spirit. A sermon preach'd in the parish churches of St. Mildred Bread-Street and St. Matthew Fryday-Street, on February 27, 1709/10. By John Harris, D.D by John Harris( Book )

8 editions published between 1710 and 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lexicon technicum, or, An universal English dictionary of arts and sciences
Alternative Names
Harris, G., 1667?-1719

Harris, J. 1667?-1719

Harris, J. (John)

Harris, J. (John), 1667?-1719

Harris, Joh.

Harris, Johannes

Harris, Johannes 1667?-1719

Harris, John 1667?-1719

Harris, John William

Harris, Joseph, 1667?-1719

Harris, Juan, 1667?-1719

Harrison, John, 1667?-1719

J. H., M.A. (John Harris), 1667?-1719

John Harris

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John Harris Engelse geestelijke, wetenschapper en schrijver

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Джон Харрис

ג'ון האריס

ג'ון האריס סופר בריטי

جان هریس ریاضی‌دان بریتانیایی

約翰·哈里斯

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