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Smyth, W. H. (William Henry) 1788-1865

Overview
Works: 269 works in 626 publications in 2 languages and 5,743 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Dictionaries  Handbooks and manuals  Terminology  Naval history  Observations  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Cartographer, Former owner, Composer, Compiler, Other, Creator, Correspondent
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Most widely held works by W. H Smyth
History of the New World by Girolamo Benzoni( )

43 editions published between 1857 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographies of distinguished scientific men by F Arago( )

15 editions published between 1857 and 2005 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mediterranean : a memoir, physical, historical, and nautical by W. H Smyth( Book )

21 editions published between 1854 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sailor's word-book: an alphabetical digest of nautical terms, including some more especially military and scientific ... as well as archaisms of early voyagers, etc by W. H Smyth( Book )

24 editions published between 1867 and 2012 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cycle of celestial objects, for the use of naval, military, and private astronomers by W. H Smyth( Book )

12 editions published in 1844 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ædes Hartwellianæ; or, Notices of the manor and mansion of Hartwell by W. H Smyth( Book )

20 editions published between 1851 and 2014 in English and Latin and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The astronomer John Lee (1783-66) inherited Hartwell House in Buckinghamshire in 1827. During its colourful history, the mansion had notably been occupied between 1809 and 1814 by the exiled court of Louis XVIII. Lee turned the house into something of a museum for his antiquarian and scientific interests, constructing an observatory to the design of the his close friend William Henry Smyth (1788-1865), after whom Lee named a lunar sea. A naval officer, Smyth had helped to found the Royal Geographical Society in 1830. His Sidereal Chromatics (1864) and The Sailor's Word-Book (1867) are also reissued in this series. This charming history and description of Hartwell, its grounds, buildings and contents, appeared in two volumes between 1851 and 1864, illuminating especially the practice of contemporary astronomy. Illustrated throughout, the first volume (1851) includes coverage relating to the locality, the lords of the manor, the collected antiquities and the observatory
A popular treatise on comets : reprinted from Popular astronomy by F Arago( )

4 editions published in 1861 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir descriptive of the resources, inhabitants, and hydrography, of Sicily and its islands, interspersed with antiquarian and other notices by W. H Smyth( Book )

12 editions published between 1824 and 2016 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sidereal chromatics; being a re-print, with additions from the "Bedford cycle of celestial objects," and its "Hartwell continuation," on the colours of multiple stars by W. H Smyth( Book )

18 editions published between 1864 and 2010 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Admiral William Henry Smyth's Sidereal Chromatics (1864) represents a landmark achievement in nineteenth-century astronomy, offering the most precise observations of the colours of double stars yet recorded. An expansion upon his well-known Bedford Cycle of Celestial Objects, which garnered a gold medal from the Royal Astronomical Society, Sidereal Chromatics provides both a theory concerning the source of double-star colours and a method for determining their most exact description. Detailed charts compare Smyth's measurements of more than one hundred double stars with his own previously published observations and those of his fellow astronomer, Father Benedetto Sestini. This edition also includes Smyth's famous colour chart, an attempt to standardise the process of identifying double-star colours. Sidereal Chromatics ends with Smyth's plea to amateur astronomers to continue the effort of charting the heavens, aided by improved telescopes and works such as his, 'trustworthy treatises available to all men'
A cycle of celestial objects, observed, reduced, and discussed by W. H Smyth( Book )

10 editions published in 1881 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and services of Captain Philip Beaver, late of His Majesty's ship Nisus by W. H Smyth( Book )

7 editions published between 1829 and 1991 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descriptive catalogue of a cabinet of Roman imperial large-brass medals by W. H Smyth( Book )

10 editions published in 1834 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies for the loss of atomic and molecular species from Io : report for the periods of July 23 to September 22, 1997 by W. H Smyth( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies for the loss of atomic and molecular species from Io : report for the periods of November 23, 1997 to January 22, 1998 by W. H Smyth( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies for the loss of atomic and molecular species for Io : final report for the period of May 7, 1993 to May 6, 1996 by W. H Smyth( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extended atmospheres of comets and outer planet-satellite systems by W. H Smyth( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies of the gas tori of Titan and Triton : final report for the period, January 24, 1994 to July 23, 1997 by W. H Smyth( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extended atmospheres of comets and outer planet-satellite systems : annual report for the period August 1, 1985 to July 31, 1986 by W. H Smyth( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modeling analysis program for the JPL table mountain Io sodium cloud data : final report for period June 1, 1984 to November 30, 1987 by W. H Smyth( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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History of the New World
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The sailor's word-book: an alphabetical digest of nautical terms, including some more especially military and scientific ... as well as archaisms of early voyagers, etcSidereal chromatics; being a re-print, with additions from the "Bedford cycle of celestial objects," and its "Hartwell continuation," on the colours of multiple stars
Alternative Names
A. William Henry Smyth

Smith, William Henry 1788-1865

Smyth, Guglielmo E.

Smyth, Guglielmo E. 1788-1865

Smyth, W. H.

Smyth, W. H. 1788-1865

Smyth, William H.

Smyth, William Henry

Smyth, William Henry 1788-1865

William Henry Smyth astronomo e ammiraglio britannico

William Henry Smyth Brits astronoom (1788-1865)

William Henry Smyth engelsk sjöman och astronom

William Henry Smyth englischer Astronom

William Henry Smyth English naval officer and hydrographer

William Henry Smyth officier naval et astronome anglais

Смит, Уильям Генри

ויליאם הנרי סמית

وليام هنري سميث

ウィリアム・ヘンリー・スミス

威廉·亨利·史密斯

Languages
English (224)

Latin (1)