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Mitchell, P. Chalmers (Peter Chalmers) Sir 1864-1945

Overview
Works: 126 works in 533 publications in 7 languages and 5,225 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Personal narratives  Bibliographies  Union catalogs  War fiction  Historical fiction  Trivia and miscellanea  Abbreviations of titles  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, wpr
Classifications: RA418, 946.08
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Most widely held works by P. Chalmers Mitchell
The prolongation of life; optimistic studies by Elie Metchnikoff( )

33 editions published between 1907 and 2018 in English and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Three chief evils that hang over us are disease, old age, and death. To study and control senescence, Metchnikoff proposed the establishment of a new scientific discipline he named 'gerontology.' In this classic text on the prolongation of life, Metchnikoff suggests that science should be encouraged and helped in every possible way in its task of removing the diseases and habits that now prevent human life from running its normal course, and his belief is that, were the task accomplished, the great cause of pessimism would disappear. Metchnikoff was able to proclaim himself an optimist, and
Thomas Henry Huxley; a sketch of his life and work by P. Chalmers Mitchell( )

19 editions published between 1900 and 1913 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of man; studies in optimistic philosophy by Elie Metchnikoff( Book )

38 editions published between 1903 and 2003 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mensch / Philosophie
The childhood of animals by P. Chalmers Mitchell( Book )

46 editions published between 1912 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In December and January of 1911-1912 I delivered the Christmas Course of Lectures, "adapted to a Juvenile Auditory," at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, and took as my subject " The Childhood of Animals." The six lectures were not written; they shaped themselves as the course proceeded, partly in relation to the set of lantern-slides, specimens and living animals that I was able to bring, and partly in accordance with the advice of my kind and experienced friend Sir James Dewar. This book is not a printed version of the lectures, although it tells the same story in a different fashion. A lecture must be as direct and as little cumbered with detail as may be; the leaves of a book can be turned backwards and forwards, and its lines skipped or re-read. I have therefore been able to include many details that I had to omit when I was speaking, and to cover my canvas in a different way. In particular, I am no longer trying to address a juvenile auditory; I have attempted to avoid the use of terms familiar only to students of zoology, and to refrain from anatomical detail, but at the same time to refrain from the irritating habit of assuming that my readers have no knowledge, no dictionaries and no other books. My object has been to bring together observations old and new that seemed to throw a light on the nature of the period in the life-history of animals between birth and maturity, rather than to write a formal treatise on the subject. I have not found it possible, nor have I tried to keep strictly within the logical confines of the title. Where the subject seemed to lead, there I have followed cheerfully, remembering that I am not preparing readers for an examination where no marks will be assigned to extraneous matter"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved)
Counter-attack in Spain by Ramón José Sender( Book )

5 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal narratives of the Spanish Civil War
Seven red Sundays by Ramón José Sender( Book )

17 editions published between 1936 and 1990 in English and Spanish and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution and the war by P. Chalmers Mitchell( Book )

26 editions published between 1915 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Henry Huxley; a sketch of his life and work by P. Chalmers Mitchell( )

15 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Witt among the rebels by Ramón José Sender( Book )

4 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The scene is laid in Cartagena in the south of Spain [in 1873]...Intermeshed with the description of the unsuccessful revolt is the romantic story of Mr. Witt and his young Spanish wife, Milagritos." [translator's note, pages 7-8]
My house in Málaga by P. Chalmers Mitchell( Book )

25 editions published between 1931 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biological problem of to-day : preformation or epigenesis? : The basis of a theory of organic development by Oscar Hertwig( )

11 editions published between 1896 and 2011 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war in Spain; a personal narrative by Ramón José Sender( Book )

10 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A World list of scientific periodicals published in the years 1900-1933( Book )

2 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A World list of scientific periodicals published in the years 1900-1921( Book )

3 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the intestinal tract of birds : with remarks on the valuation and nomenclature of zoological characters by P. Chalmers Mitchell( )

8 editions published between 1901 and 2012 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centenary history of the Zoological Society of London by P. Chalmers Mitchell( Book )

7 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Materialism and vitalism in biology by P. Chalmers Mitchell( Book )

9 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines of biology by P. Chalmers Mitchell( Book )

19 editions published between 1894 and 1934 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seven pillars by Wenceslao Fernández-Flórez( Book )

3 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Official guide to the Gardens of the Zoological Society of London by P. Chalmers Mitchell( Book )

35 editions published between 1904 and 1929 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The prolongation of life; optimistic studies
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The nature of man; studies in optimistic philosophySeven red Sundays
Alternative Names
Chalmers Mitchell, P. 1864-1945

Chalmers-Mitchell, Peter 1864-1945

Mitchell, P. C.

Mitchell, P. C. 1864-1945 Sir

Mitchell, P. C. (Peter Chalmers), Sir, 1864-1945

Mitchell, P. Chalmers

Mitchell, P. Chalmers 1864-1945

Mitchell, Peter Chalmers.

Mitchell, Peter Chalmers 1864-1945 Sir

Mitchell, Peter Chalmers, Sir, 1864-1945

Peter Chalmers Mitchell britischer Zoologe

Peter Chalmers Mitchell Brits zoöloog (1864-1945)

Peter Chalmers Mitchell zoólogo británico

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Peter Chalmers Mitchell zoólogu británicu (1864–1945)

Πίτερ Τσάλμερς Μίτσελ βρετανός ζωολόγος

بيتر ميتشيل عالم حيوان من المملكة المتحدة

ピーター・チャルマーズ・ミッチェル

ミッチェル, ピイターチャルマース

Languages
English (312)

Spanish (9)

German (8)

French (8)

Dutch (6)

Croatian (1)

Hebrew (1)