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Pearson, Karl 1857-1936

Works: 1,919 works in 3,430 publications in 7 languages and 15,524 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Charts, diagrams, etc  Bibliography  Art  Legends  Tables (Data)  Catalogs  Terminology  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Former owner, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction
Classifications: Q175, 501
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The grammar of science by Karl Pearson( Book )

178 editions published between 1892 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author notes that this book is primarily intended as a criticism of the fundamental concepts of modern science. At the same time, the author contends that he is so fully conscious of the ease of criticism and the difficulty of reconstruction, that he has attempted not to stop short at the lighter task. Moreover, the author states that he does not holds the labor of the great scientists or the mission of modern science to be of small account. If the reader finds the opinions of physicists of worldwide reputation, and the current definitions of physical concepts called into question, he must not attribute this to a purely skeptical spirit in the author. He accepts almost without reserve the great results of modern physics; it is the language in which these results are stated that he believes needs reconsideration"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Tables of the incomplete Beta-function by Karl Pearson( Book )

46 editions published between 1934 and 1968 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The common sense of the exact sciences by William Kingdon Clifford( Book )

61 editions published between 1885 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A student of Trinity College and a member of the Cambridge Apostles, William Kingdon Clifford (1845{u2013}79) graduated as second wrangler in the mathematical tripos, became a professor of applied mathematics at University College London in 1871, and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1874. The present work was begun by Clifford during a remarkably productive period of ill health, yet it remained unfinished at his death. The statistician and philosopher of science Karl Pearson (1857{u2013}1936) was invited to edit and complete the work, finally publishing it in 1885. It tackles five of the most fundamental areas of mathematics - number, space, quantity, position and motion - explaining each one in the most basic terms, as well as deriving several original results. Also demonstrating the rationale behind these five concepts, the book particularly pleased a later Cambridge mathematician, Bertrand Russell, who read it as a teenager
A history of the theory of elasticity and of the strength of materials, from Galilei to Lord Kelvin by I Todhunter( Book )

41 editions published between 1850 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapters include: Torsion, Memoirs, Research in technical elasticity, The Annotated Clebsch, Mathematical memoirs including W.J.M. Rankine, and Physical memoirs including Kupffer, Wertheim and others
Tables for statisticians and biometricians by Karl Pearson( Book )

50 editions published between 1914 and 2016 in English and German and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life, letters and labours of Francis Galton by Karl Pearson( Book )

27 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A controversial figure, Sir Francis Galton (1822–1911), biostatistician, human geneticist, eugenicist, and first cousin of Charles Darwin, is famed as the father of eugenics. Believing that selective breeding was the only hope for the human race, Galton undertook many investigations of human abilities and devoted the last few years of his life to promoting eugenics. Although he intended his studies to work positively, for eradicating hereditary diseases, his research had a hugely negative impact on the world which subsequently bestowed on Galton a rather sinister reputation. Written by Galton's colleague, eugenicist and statistician Karl Pearson (1857–1936), this four-volume biography pieces together a fascinating life. First published in 1930, the first part of Volume 3 focuses on Galton's later research on correlation, personal identification, and eugenics. Pearson himself was later appointed the first Galton professor of eugenics at University College London
Early statistical papers by Karl Pearson( Book )

22 editions published between 1948 and 1956 in English and Undetermined and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a young girl named Lilly as she enjoys different activities during each season of the year, from dancing in the park in the spring to throwing snowballs in the winter
Tables of the incomplete [gamma]-function computed by the staff of the Department of Applied Statistics, University of London, University College by Karl Pearson( Book )

66 editions published between 1922 and 1965 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abridged edition of the English convict by Charles Goring( )

13 editions published in 1919 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chances of death, and other studies in evolution by Karl Pearson( Book )

26 editions published between 1897 and 2010 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ethic of freethought and other addresses and essays by Karl Pearson( Book )

15 editions published between 1901 and 2010 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Galton, 1822-1922 : a centenary appreciation by Karl Pearson( )

17 editions published between 1904 and 1923 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year which forms the centenary of Francis Galton's birth demands more recognition of the part he has played in the spread of human knowledge and in its application to the future of the human race than appears thus far likely to be forthcoming. Galton was a mathematician, anthropologist, eugenicist, explorer, inventor, meteorologist, geneticist, psychological measurement pioneer, and statistician. If the present paper should contribute even but a small amount to the fuller recognition which one day will be paid to Galton, it will more than have fulfilled its writer's aims. For he realises that the time is hardly suited to impressing on the majority of men a conviction of the futility of most of their aims, of the depths of their ignorance of what makes for progress, and of the unsatisfying nature of their present pleasures. We can scarcely believe that the bicentenary of Galton's birth will find the world so little in the frame of mind to appreciate his work or so little able to judge clearly the efficacy of his proposals for raising the standard of human fitness"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Eugenics and public health; an address to public health officers <being a lecture delivered at the York congress of the Royal Sanitary Institute, July 30, 1912> by Karl Pearson( )

12 editions published between 1912 and 2016 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the theory of elasticity and of the strength of materials, from Galilei to the present time by I Todhunter( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Darwin, 1809-1882 by Karl Pearson( )

6 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents information on English naturalist Charles Darwin (1809-1882), provided by Internet Infidels. Includes a picture of Darwin and the full text of Darwin's "The Descent of Man," "The Voyage of the Beagle," and "The Origin of Species." Contains a glossary of terms
The ethic of freethought; a selection of essays and lectures by Karl Pearson( Book )

12 editions published between 1888 and 1901 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tuberculosis, heredity and environment by Karl Pearson( )

10 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scope and importance to the state of the science of national eugenics by Karl Pearson( Book )

18 editions published between 1907 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Fronica : ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des Christusbildes im Mittelalter by Karl Pearson( Book )

16 editions published between 1877 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The grammar of science
The life, letters and labours of Francis GaltonThe ethic of freethought and other addresses and essaysDie Fronica : ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des Christusbildes im Mittelalter
Alternative Names
Karl Pearson britischer Mathematiker

Karl Pearson Brits wiskundige

Karl Pearson Brits wiskundige (1857-1936)

Karl Pearson englantilainen matemaatikko ja tilastotieteilijä

Karl Pearson English mathematician and biometrician

Karl Pearson Karl Pearson

Karl Pearson matemàtic i estadístic britànic

Karl Pearson matematico e statistico britannico

Karl Pearson mathématicien britannique

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