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Wilson, Daniel Sir 1816-1892

Overview
Works: 223 works in 916 publications in 1 language and 5,911 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Sources  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Contributor
Classifications: GN735, 572
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Prehistoric man; researches into the origin of civilisation in the Old and the New world by Daniel Wilson( Book )

64 editions published between 1862 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Scottish archaeologist and anthropologist Daniel Wilson (1816-92) spent the latter part of his life in Canada. Published in 1862, this is a seminal work in the study of early man in which Wilson utilises studies of native tribes 'still seen there in a condition which seems to reproduce some of the most familiar phases ascribed to the infancy of the unhistoric world'. He believed that civilisations initially developed in mild climates and judged the Mayans to have been the most advanced civilisation in the New World. Twentieth-century anthropologist Bruce Trigger argued that Wilson 'interpreted evidence about human behaviour in a way that is far more in accord with modern thinking than are the racist views of Darwin and Lubbock', and it is in this light that this two-volume work can be judged. Volume 2 covers topics ranging from ceramic arts to the influence of interbreeding and migration upon civilisations
Memorials of Edinburgh in the olden time by Daniel Wilson( Book )

54 editions published between 1848 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Edinburgh, Daniel Wilson (1816-92) initially pursued an artistic career and spent time in Turner's studio. However, in 1846 he became a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and devoted the rest of his life to archaeology, anthropology and university administration. He was active in the Society's attempts to save historic buildings in Edinburgh, and the city's built environment was the subject of this two-volume 1848 work, which is illustrated with engravings after his own drawings. In Volume 1, Wilson begins by tracing the city's history from earliest times. The latter part of the volume covers local antiquities and traditions, with each chapter looking at a different area of the Old Town. The historical detail, with references, is immense, and Wilson's enthusiasm for his city is evident throughout. His second major work, the landmark Prehistoric Annals of Scotland (second edition, 1863), is also reissued in this series
The lost Atlantis, and other ethnographic studies by Daniel Wilson( Book )

27 editions published between 1886 and 2011 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Daniel Wilson adds his own interesting historical perspectives to the story of lost Atlantis
Prehistoric annals of Scotland by Daniel Wilson( Book )

15 editions published between 1851 and 1863 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chatterton: a biographical study by Daniel Wilson( Book )

15 editions published between 1869 and 2012 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The right hand: left-handedness by Daniel Wilson( Book )

22 editions published between 1891 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Puritans and Pilgrim fathers. The Puritans in England by W. H Stowell( Book )

11 editions published between 1849 and 1888 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reminiscences of Old Edinburgh by Daniel Wilson( Book )

18 editions published between 1878 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caliban : a critique on Shakespeare's Tempest and Midsummer night's dream by Daniel Wilson( Book )

3 editions published in 1873 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prehistoric annals of Scotland by Daniel Wilson( Book )

17 editions published between 1851 and 2012 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Edinburgh, Daniel Wilson (1816-92) planned on becoming a painter and spent time working in Turner's studio. But in 1842 he became secretary of the Society of Antiquaries in Scotland and devoted the rest of his life to archaeology, anthropology and university administration. This two-volume work, first published in 1851, brought him to immediate academic attention. Carrying out pioneering work of scientific archaeology, Wilson brought the very word 'prehistoric' into use in English for the first time. And although a devout Christian, he accepted the theory of evolution, unlike many of his contemporaries. Split into four periods, the work is richly illustrated, with many of the illustrations created by the author himself. For this second edition, published in 1863, Wilson updated his work to reflect recent discoveries. Volume 1 looks at the earliest human settlers up to the Bronze Age
The Huron-Iroquois of Canada, a typical race of American aborigines by Daniel Wilson( Book )

9 editions published between 1884 and 1999 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spring wild flowers by Daniel Wilson( Book )

22 editions published between 1758 and 1981 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Nelson, a memoir by Daniel Wilson( Book )

15 editions published between 1889 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caliban : the missing link by Daniel Wilson( Book )

20 editions published between 1873 and 2014 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring one of the main antagonists of Shakespeare's The Tempest, this 1873 volume studies Caliban, a seemingly deranged wild man who inhabits the island before Prospero and Miranda are sent there in exile. Scholars believe Caliban to be an anagram for an early English spelling of cannibal (canibal). Others believe the name may have been inspired by an Arabic word meaning "wild dog." This volume refers to Caliban as a "monster" and studies the character in relation to the supernatural, the island, evolution and other characters of the play
Oliver Cromwell and the protectorate by Daniel Wilson( Book )

14 editions published between 1848 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography of Oliver Cromwell comes from a Scottish author. His perspective on the life and times of such a controversial leader will be different from other biographies found here. He pays particular attention to Cromwell's time in Scotland
Reminiscences of old Edinburgh by Daniel Wilson( Book )

3 editions published in 1878 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Daniel Wilson, a memoir by H. H Langton( Book )

2 editions published in 1929 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The lost Atlantis, and other ethnographic studies
Alternative Names
Daniel Wilson

Daniel Wilson President of the University of Toronto

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Sir Daniel Wilson 1816-1892

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