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Playfair, John 1748-1819

Overview
Works: 132 works in 595 publications in 2 languages and 5,134 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
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Most widely held works about John Playfair
 
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Most widely held works by John Playfair
System of the earth, 1785. Theory of the earth, 1788. Observations on granite, 1794. Together with Playfair's Biography of Hutton by James Hutton( Book )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Hutton & Joseph Black : biographies by John Playfair( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explication de Playfair sur la théorie de la terre par Hutton : et examen comparatif des systèmes géologiques fondés sur le feu et sur l'eau, par M. Murray, en réponse à l'explication de Playfair by John Playfair( Book )

16 editions published between 1815 and 2008 in French and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donacion de la Biblioteca de Zea
Elements of geometry : containing the first six books of Euclid, with two books on the geometry of solids. To which are added, Elements of plane and spherical trigonometry. by John Playfair( Book )

2 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of the slide of Alpnach by John Playfair( Book )

2 editions published in 1822 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the origin and investigation of porisms by John Playfair( )

12 editions published between 1792 and 2005 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical account of James Hutton, M.D.F.R.S. Ed. by John Playfair( Book )

8 editions published between 1797 and 2011 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dissertation ... exhibiting a general view of the progress of mathematical and physical science, since the revival of letters in Europe by John Playfair( Book )

4 editions published in 1820 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.58 (from 0.41 for System of ... to 0.88 for Ruthwell, ...)

Biographical account of James Hutton, M.D.F.R.S. Ed.
Alternative Names
John Playfair britisk matematikar

John Playfair britisk matematiker

John Playfair Brits wiskundige

John Playfair brittisk matematiker

John Playfair matematico e filosofo scozzese

John Playfair schottischer Mathematiker und Geologe

Джон Плейфеър

Плейфэр, Джон

جان پلی‌فیر ریاضی‌دان بریتانیایی

جون بلايفير

ჯონ პლეიფერი

ჯონ პლეიფერი შოტლანდიელი გეოლოგი და მათემატიკოსი

ジョン・プレイフェア

约翰·普莱费尔

Languages
English (82)

French (16)

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