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Crookes, William 1832-1919

Overview
Works: 421 works in 1,130 publications in 6 languages and 7,575 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Popular works  Laboratory manuals  History  Juvenile works  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Contributor, fon, Former owner, Honoree, Other
Classifications: QD39, 540
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A course of six lectures on the chemical history of a candle : to which is added a lecture on platinum by Michael Faraday( Book )

35 editions published between 1861 and 2000 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A course of six lectures on the various forces of matter, and their relations to each other by Michael Faraday( Book )

31 editions published between 1860 and 2000 in English and German and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Select methods in chemical analysis : (chiefly inorganic) by William Crookes( Book )

44 editions published between 1871 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wheat problem, based on remarks made in the presidential address to the British Association at Bristol in 1898 by William Crookes( Book )

32 editions published between 1899 and 2015 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Researches in the phenomena of spiritualism by William Crookes( Book )

52 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On aniline and its derivatives : a treatise upon the manufacture of aniline and aniline colours by M Reimann( Book )

22 editions published between 1868 and 2000 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A manual of practical assaying by John Mitchell( Book )

19 editions published between 1868 and 1888 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manual of chemical technology by Johannes Rudolf Wagner( Book )

19 editions published between 1892 and 1912 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A practical handbook of dyeing and calico-printing : with eleven page-plates, forty-seven specimens of dyed and printed fabrics, and thirty-eight woodcuts by William Crookes( Book )

15 editions published in 1874 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chemical history of a candle by Michael Faraday( Book )

15 editions published between 1881 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chemical History of a Candle was the title of a series of six lectures on the chemistry and physics of flames given by Michael Faraday at the Royal Institution
On radiant matter : a lecture delivered to the British Association for the Advancement of Science, at Sheffield, Friday, August 22, 1879 by William Crookes( Book )

17 editions published between 1879 and 2015 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crookes and the spirit world; a collection of writings by or concerning the work of Sir William Crookes, O.M., F.R.S., in the field of psychical research by William Crookes( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chemical history of a candle; a course of lectures delivered before a juvenile audience at the Royal Institution by Michael Faraday( Book )

23 editions published between 1874 and 2010 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hand book to the waxed paper process in photography by William Crookes( Book )

6 editions published between 1857 and 2011 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychic force and modern spiritualism : a reply to the "Quarterly review" and other critics by William Crookes( Book )

9 editions published between 1871 and 1872 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A practical treatise on metallurgy : adapted from the last German edition of Professor Kerl's Metallurgy by William Crookes( Book )

5 editions published between 1868 and 1870 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Crookes (1832-1919) and the commercialization of science by W. H Brock( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spiritualists; the story of Florence Cook and William Crookes by Trevor H Hall( Book )

3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sorcerer of kings : the case of Daniel Dunglas Home and William Crookes by Gordon Stein( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1848 the Fox sisters, living near Rochester, New York, began modern spiritualism by producing a series of "raps" or "knocks," supposedly from the spirit world, through which communication could be maintained. The public's interest was captured, and soon an overwhelming desire to communicate with departed loved ones led to the devising of other methods of communicating with spirits."--BOOK JACKET. "Spiritualism spread rapidly both in Britain and the United States, with mediums setting up shop everywhere. These mediums ranged from obvious charlatans and highly skilled conjurors to those who sincerely believed they had psychic power. Gradually a number of the more skillful mediums gained reputations that brought them national and even international renown. Among these "superstars" was Daniel Dunglas Home (1833-1886), still recognized as the finest physical medium of the nineteenth century."--BOOK JACKET. "The Scottish-born Home rose to prominence as a medium in the United States, returning to England in 1855. He spent the rest of his career in England and Europe, conducting seances at the homes of the wealthy and in the chambers of royalty. His feats of bodily levitation and elongation, "spirit hands," fire resistance, "rapping," and the like astounded his audiences. They were convinced of his extraordinary powers to reach "beyond.""--BOOK JACKET. "Scientists of the time remained aloof from the phenomena of spiritualism, unwilling to attend seances or examine the phenomena under controlled conditions. A rare exception was Sir William Crookes (1832-1919), a chemist and physicist who was roundly ridiculed by many of his fellow scientists for his five-year investigation of a number of important spiritualists and mediums, including Daniel Dunglas Home, Florence Cook, and Anna Eva Fay. Although many were later proven frauds, this was never the case with Daniel Dunglas Home - until now."--BOOK JACKET. "The Sorcerer of Kings takes readers inside the testing procedures of Crookes, to explore just what his investigation entailed. What made Sir William a believer? How could so many other mediums fall victim to their own gimmicks while Daniel Dunglas Home successfully overcame efforts to expose him? Noted researcher Gordon Stein unwraps this century-old mystery to reach startling new conclusions about a man whose "powers" were eagerly sought on two continents and the man of science who attempted to find him out once and for all. Stein has written a fascinating study of Victorian England and a character study of several notable Victorians that could cause a revision in the social history of that period."--Jacket
The life of Sir William Crookes, O.M., F.R.S by E. E Fournier d'Albe( Book )

2 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1870, Sir William Crookes (1832-1919) travelled to Gibraltar to observe the solar eclipse. He kept a diary and produced beautiful accounts of the expedition - alongside altogether more specific observations, including the 656 steps down a local cliff face, and every item in his luggage. It is with the same meticulous approach and cheerful prose that he records, in letters, journal articles and reports, the successes and failures of the vast range of projects in which he was involved. Although initially trained as a chemist, Crookes worked across the spectrum of the sciences, from consulting on preventative measures against cattle plague through to investigating spiritualism. Opening with a foreword by the physicist Sir Oliver Lodge, this biography by Edmund Edward Fournier d'Albe (1868-1933), first published in 1923, explores a remarkable life of enquiry through a host of first-hand sources
 
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William Crookes (1832-1919) and the commercialization of science
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Wïlʹyam Krwks

Ουίλιαμ Κρουκς

Вилијам Крукс

Вільям Крукс

Крукс, Уильям

Уильям Крукс

Уільям Крукс

ויליאם קרוקס

وليام كروكس

ولیم کروکس

ويليام كرووكس

ویلیام کروکز شیمی‌دان و فیزیک‌دان بریتانیایی

ۋىيليام كرۋكس

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უილიამ კრუქსი

윌리엄 크룩스

ウィリアム・クルックス

クルークス, ウイリヤム

クルックス, ウィリアム

威廉·克鲁克斯

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William Crookes (1832-1919) and the commercialization of scienceThe medium and the scientist : the story of Florence Cook and William Crookes