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Brewster, David 1781-1868

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Works: 655 works in 2,264 publications in 5 languages and 17,001 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Celestial globes  Handbooks and manuals  Records and correspondence  Biographies  Business correspondence  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Correspondent, Other, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Arranger
Classifications: QC16.N7, 509
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A treatise on optics by David Brewster( Book )

97 editions published between 1831 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters on natural magic : addressed to Sir Walter Scott, Bart. by David Brewster( Book )

133 editions published between 1832 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating volume is a collection of letters on the subject of magic and science in ancient governments
Memoirs of the life, writings and discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton by David Brewster( Book )

42 editions published between 1855 and 1974 in English and German and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stereoscope : its history, theory, and construction by David Brewster( Book )

43 editions published between 1856 and 2015 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Sir Isaac Newton by David Brewster( Book )

85 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ferguson's lectures on select subjects in mechanics, hydrostatics, hydraulics, pneumatics, optics, geography, astronomy, and dialing by James Ferguson( Book )

41 editions published between 1805 and 2016 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The martyrs of science; or, The lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler by David Brewster( Book )

58 editions published between 1841 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More worlds than one : the creed of the philosopher and the hope of the Christian by David Brewster( Book )

74 editions published between 1854 and 2012 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir David Brewster (1781-1868) was a distinguished scientist and inventor who frequently turned the results of his research to practical ends; his work on the diffraction of light, for example, led to his developing improved reflectors for lighthouses and inventing two popular Victorian toys, the stereoscope and the kaleidoscope. He was also active as the editor of the Edinburgh Magazine and the Edinburgh Encyclopaedia (1808-1830) and contributed to the seventh and eighth editions of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, as well as writing many articles for a variety of philosophical and scientific journals. He was deeply religious, and in More Worlds Than One (1854) he set out to counter the arguments against extra-terrestrial life of William Whewell's recently published Of the Plurality of Worlds (also reissued in this series), urging that Whewell's 'extraordinary doctrine' was wrong on scientific grounds
Elements of geometry and trigonometry from the works of A.M. Legendre : adapted to the course of mathematical instruction in the United States by A. M Legendre( Book )

35 editions published between 1830 and 1850 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Edinburgh encyclopaedia by David Brewster( Book )

57 editions published between 1813 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ferguson's Astronomy, explained upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles by James Ferguson( Book )

20 editions published between 1811 and 1978 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on new philosophical instruments for various purposes in the arts and sciences : with experiments on light and colours by David Brewster( Book )

24 editions published between 1813 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Edinburgh philosophical journal by Royal Society of Edinburgh( )

in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Wernerian Natural History Society, etc
The kaleidoscope, its history, theory and construction with its application to the fine and useful arts by David Brewster( )

22 editions published between 1858 and 1987 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brewster and Wheatstone on vision by David Brewster( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on the microscope, forming the article under that head in the seventh edition of the Encyclopaedia britannica by David Brewster( )

12 editions published between 1837 and 1980 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A system of mechanical philosophy by John Robison( Book )

21 editions published between 1822 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuel d'optique : ou traité complet et simplifié de cette science by David Brewster( )

12 editions published between 1833 and 1883 in French and German and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on magnetism : forming the article under that head in the seventh edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica by David Brewster( Book )

17 editions published between 1837 and 2004 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Address by David Brewster( )

6 editions published between 1850 and 1980 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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More worlds than one : the creed of the philosopher and the hope of the Christian
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David Brüster

Девід Брюстер

Дейвид Брюстер

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Дэвид Брюстер британский астроном и математик

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ディヴィッド・ブリュースター

大卫·布儒斯特

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