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Playfair, John 1748-1819

Overview
Works: 197 works in 591 publications in 3 languages and 5,151 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: QE26, 550
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Illustrations of the Huttonian theory of the earth; a facsimile reprint, with an introduction by George W. White by John Playfair( Book )

60 editions published between 1802 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short, simple, and plain method of demonstrating the fifth book of Euclid's Elements by John Playfair( Book )

9 editions published between 1812 and 1815 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines of natural philosophy being heads of lectures delivered in the University of Edinburgh by John Playfair( Book )

30 editions published between 1812 and 1894 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of John Playfair ... with a memoir of the author by John Playfair( Book )

8 editions published between 1822 and 1971 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1800 and 1835 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of geometry containing the first six books of Euclid, with a supplement on the quadrature of the circle and the geometry of solids by Euclid( Book )

14 editions published between 1795 and 2005 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of geometry containing the first six books of Euclid, with a supplement on the properties of the circle, the intersections of planes and the geometry of solids by Euclid( Book )

8 editions published between 1814 and 1824 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter to the author of the examination of Professor Stewart's short statement of facts, with an appendix by John Playfair( Book )

6 editions published in 1806 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of geometry, containing the first six books of Euclid, with a supplement of the quadrature of the circle and the geometry of solids by John Playfair( Book )

3 editions published in 1806 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

1 edition published in 1822 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1797 and 2011 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of geometry: containing the first six books of Euclid, with a supplement ... to which are added, elements of plane and sphericale trigonometry ... From the last London ed., enℓ by John Playfair( Book )

6 editions published between 1855 and 1866 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Origin and Investigation of Porisms : from the Transact: of the R. Soc: of Edinb. by John Playfair( Book )

9 editions published between 1792 and 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euclidis Elementa by Euclid( Book )

2 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Illustrations of the Huttonian theory of the earth; a facsimile reprint, with an introduction by George W. White
Alternative Names
John Playfair britisk matematikar

John Playfair britisk matematiker

John Playfair Brits wiskundige

John Playfair brittisk matematiker

John Playfair schottischer Mathematiker und Geologe

Джон Плейфеър

Плейфэр, Джон

جان پلی‌فیر ریاضی‌دان بریتانیایی

ჯონ პლეიფერი

约翰普莱费尔

Languages
English (352)

French (12)

Spanish (1)

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Elements of geometry: containing the first six books of Euclid, with a supplement of the quadrature of the circle and the geometry of solids; to which are added elements of plane and spherical trigonometryBiographical account of James Hutton, M.D.F.R.S. Ed.