WorldCat Identities

Hill, Richard 1795-1872

Overview
Works: 19 works in 78 publications in 2 languages and 1,056 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QL688.J2, 972.903
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Most widely held works about Richard Hill
 
Most widely held works by Richard Hill
The birds of Jamaica by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

15 editions published between 1847 and 1849 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A naturalist's sojourn in Jamaica. by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

9 editions published between 1851 and 2013 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English naturalist Philip Henry Gosse (1810-88) travelled to Jamaica in 1844 and stayed for eighteen months to observe the diverse wildlife there. Upon his return he described his findings in a trilogy of books. The first two examined the island's birds - he has been hailed as the 'father of Jamaican ornithology' - but he used the present work, first published in 1851, to describe all the other forms of life on the island, from beetles to fruit trees. Lamenting that natural history was too often presented as a 'science of dead things', Gosse made his investigations come alive in this work by writing it in a diary form, discussing what he encountered as his journey progressed, and providing a number of illustrations. His lively and engaging style won him a wide audience, and this work remains an important early example of popular natural history
The picaroons; or, One hundred and fifty years ago by Richard Hill( Book )

4 editions published between 1869 and 1971 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a history of commerce and navigation on the West Indian seas in the 1700s
Gosse's Jamaica, 1844-45 by Philip Henry Gosse( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A week at Port-Royal by Richard Hill( Book )

8 editions published between 1855 and 1977 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haïti and Spain : a memorial by Richard Hill( Book )

8 editions published between 1862 and 1977 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lights and shadows of Jamaica history; being three lectures, delivered in aid of the mission schools of the colony by Richard Hill( Book )

4 editions published in 1859 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight chapters in the history of Jamaica : from A.D. 1508 to A.D. 1680 ; illustrating the settlement of the Jews on the island by Richard Hill( Book )

2 editions published in 1868 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The picaroons; or, One hundred and fifty years ago: being a history of commerce and navigation in the West Indian seas by Richard Hill( Book )

2 editions published in 1869 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The devil-fish of Jamaica by Richard Hill( Book )

1 edition published in 1863 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fishes and fishing. To which is added The fishes of Jamaica by Anthony Musgrave( Book )

3 editions published in 1881 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions to the natural history of the shark by Richard Hill( Book )

1 edition published in 1850 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Richard Hill of Jamaica : his life and times, 1795-1872 by Marlene Manderson-Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On poisonous fishes by Richard Hill( Book )

1 edition published in 1868 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Hill, R. 1795-1872

Richard Hill Jamaican zoologist, botanist, ornithologist and politician

Richard Hill przyrodnik jamajski, społecznik

Languages
English (65)

French (11)