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Wells, G. P. (George Philip)

Overview
Works: 111 works in 329 publications in 4 languages and 4,385 library holdings
Genres: Science fiction  Biographies  Biography  Autobiographies  Outlines and syllabi  Popular works  History 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Contributor
Classifications: D21, 909
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about G. P Wells
 
Most widely held works by G. P Wells
The science of life by H. G Wells( Book )

65 editions published between 1929 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Science of Life is a book written by H.G. Wells, Julian Huxley and G.P. Wells, giving a popular account of major aspects of biology as known in the 1920s. It has been called "the first modern textbook of biology" and "the best popular introduction to the biological sciences."
The outline of history : being a plain history of life and mankind by H. G Wells( Book )

20 editions published between 1920 and 1982 in English and Chinese and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first comprehensive history of the world, The Outline of History is a vibrant synthesis of real history, told in a sweeping, panoramic style, as if it were fiction. H.G. Wells removes nationalism from the equation, creating the premier worldview of history, told from a global rather than a local point of view."--Publisher's description
H.G. Wells in love : postscript to an experiment in autobiography by H. G Wells( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subtitle : postscript to "An experiment in autobiography". Wells exposed as much of his life to the public as he could in "Experiment in autobiography". At the same time, he was writing this more candid book, which he knew could never appear in his lifetime. He gives a complete account of his affair with Rebecca West and tells of his relationships with Elizabeth von Arnim and many others
The last books of H.G. Wells by H. G Wells( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 1982 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These lost works of Wells, written near his death, deal with the apocalypse and the afterlife
The science of life : a summary of contemporary knowledge about life and its possibilities by H. G Wells( Book )

19 editions published between 1929 and 1930 in English and Undetermined and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of the world by H. G Wells( Book )

17 editions published between 1965 and 1984 in English and Spanish and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although best known for his scientific romances that paved the way for the modern science fiction genre, H.G. Wells (1866-1946) produced significant works on politics, society, science and history. Fascinated as much with the real world as his imaginary one, and displeased with the quality of history textbooks at the end of World War I, Wells took on the task of writing his own book of world history. In 1919 he published "The Outline of History," a 1,324-page book in three volumes, which he soon followed with the much shorter and highly popular work, "A Short History of the World." This condensed work is a monumental account of the physical, spiritual, and intellectual evolution of the human race, and chronicles key events of humanity's development. More importantly, Wells brings to light the continuity of history, and provokes thoughts on the future implications of our scientific and intellectual progress."--Amazon
Evolution, fact and theory by H. G Wells( Book )

8 editions published between 1932 and 1934 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outline of history, being a plain history of life and mankind by H. G Wells( Book )

8 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the extended annotated edition including the rare biographical essay by Edwin E. Slosson called "H. G. Wells - A Major Prophet Of His Time". No book is provoking a more animated discussion among students of the social sciences at the present time than H. G. Wells' Outline of History. The author's task, as he himself sets it, is to tell, "truly and clearly, in one continuous narrative, the whole story of life and mankind so far as it is known today." But while these two volumes are plainly for the general reader rather than for the special student of history, it does not follow that they contain nothing beyond an endless parade of names and dates. Their chief value, indeed, is in the author's interpretation of what he writes about. Events are appraised and men are weighed in the balance as he goes along. Historians in general will not agree with some of these appraisals, nor will they credit Mr. Wells with an approach to infallibility in his judgment of the men who flit across his pages; but his estimates of the relative value of facts and forces can scarcely be brushed aside because they do not command general indorsement. On some matters, unhappily, Mr. Wells has allowed his iconoclastic proclivities to run away with him. Napoleon I, for example, cannot be disposed of as a second-grade "pestilence" because "he killed fewer people than the influenza epidemic of 1918" (II, p. 384); nor will the world believe, so long as it retains its senses, that Napoleon III was " a much more intelligent man" than his uncle (II, p. 438). Even the pinchbeck himself would have rebuked this insinuation. But when all is said, these two stout volumes embody a remarkable achievement. They contain astonishingly few historical inaccuracies of the customary type. The author's advisers, and a competent galaxy of scholars they are, have kept him clear of the pitfalls. The style is terse and forceful. Mr. Wells certainly has the gift of cogent exposition
The sources of animal behaviour by G. P Wells( Book )

3 editions published between 1955 and 1957 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patterns of life by H. G Wells( Book )

3 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduction, heredity and the development of sex by H. G Wells( Book )

3 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The living body by H. G Wells( Book )

3 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man's mind and behaviour by H. G Wells( Book )

3 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history and adventure of life by H. G Wells( Book )

1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The science of life by H. G Wells( Book )

3 editions published in 1931 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The drama of life by H. G Wells( Book )

2 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... Reproduction, genetics and the development of sex by H. G Wells( Book )

2 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A preliminary account of the arenicolidae (polychaeta) by G. P Wells( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human mind and the behaviour of man by H. G Wells( Book )

1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De wetenschap van het leven by H. G Wells( Book )

5 editions published between 1932 and 1958 in Dutch and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Algemeen overzicht van de biologie, alsmede de biologische evolutieleer
 
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Alternative Names
G. P. Wells Brits zoöloog (1901-1985)

George Philip Wells

Wells, G. P.

Wells, G. P. 1901-1985

Wells, G. P. P.

Wells, George P.

Wells, George Philip.

Уэллс, Джордж Филип

ולס, ג. פ

ולס, ג. פ. (ג'ורג' פיליפ)

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Languages
English (188)

Spanish (5)

Dutch (5)

Chinese (1)