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Pole, William 1814-1900

Overview
Works: 95 works in 435 publications in 2 languages and 2,516 library holdings
Genres: Games 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
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Most widely held works by William Pole
The philosophy of music by William Pole( Book )

31 editions published between 1887 and 2014 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
The theory of the modern scientific game of whist by William Pole( Book )

71 editions published between 1870 and 1901 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of music : Being the substance of a course of lectures delivered at the Royal institution of Great Britain, in February and March 1877 by William Pole( Book )

37 editions published between 1879 and 2012 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physics, or natural philosophy, of music has fascinated scholars and scientists since ancient times: from Pythagoras' concept of celestial harmony, to the work of Galileo, Mersenne, Euler and Ohm, culminating in the nineteenth century with Helmholtz's definitive work On the Sensations of Tone. William Pole (1814-1900) was a civil engineer and musicologist. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1861 and was a founder member of the Royal Musical Association. First published in 1879, this work brings together his series of lectures on the theory of music, from the nature of sound to the physics of harmony, given in 1877 at the invitation of the Royal Institution. They were intended as an introduction to Helmholtz's research for the student or lay person, and include discussions of sound, scales, intervals, harmony and counterpoint (covering both historical and theoretical aspects), all illustrated with musical examples
The life of Sir William Siemens by William Pole( Book )

6 editions published between 1888 and 2010 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of whist : an essay on the scientific and intellectual aspects of the modern game ... by William Pole( Book )

35 editions published between 1883 and 1900 in English and Undetermined and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on harmony by F. A. Gore Ouseley( Book )

4 editions published between 1868 and 1883 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley (1825-1889), English church musician, composer, Professor of Music at Oxford and Precentor of Hereford Cathedral, is best remembered for the foundation of St Michael's College, Tenbury, and its extensive music library in 1856. Here he was concerned to maintain the tradition of sung daily offices and to provide a model for others to follow. This book, first published in 1868, is the first of Ouseley's three works on music theory, and offers a structured approach to the subject, beginning with an explanation of musical notation and the harmonic series, then moving through the rules of harmony from tonic and dominant triads, to chord inversions, augmentation, diminution, modulation, the use of suspensions, pivot notes and cadence sequences. Of interest to music students and historians, the book contains exercises for the student and an appendix giving a number of musical examples
The evolution of whist : a study of the progressive changes which the game has passed through from its origin to the present time by William Pole( Book )

14 editions published between 1895 and 2015 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Mozart's Requiem by William Pole( Book )

3 editions published in 1879 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilhelm Siemens by William Pole( Book )

11 editions published between 1890 and 2017 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warum Lebensbeschreibungen von Ingenieuren Beachtung beanspruchen diirfen. - Das Interesse solcher Beschreibungen liegt nicht nur in del' Art und Weise, wie ein Mann sein Werk vel'richtet hat, sondern VOl' AHem anch in del' Natur der Arbeit selbst. - Was man unter Ingenieurkunst versteht: Ab leitung des W ortes. - Maassgebende Erklarung seitens des Instituts der Civil Ingenieure in London. - Vielseitigkeit und Wichtigkeit der Aufgaben, welche das Ingenieurfach umfasst. - Nothwendigkeit der Arbeitsvertheilung. - Special branchen, welche von verschiedenen Fachleuten aufgenommen werden. - Del' allgemeine Charakter del' Thatigkeit, welcher Sir William Siemens sein Leben gewidmet hat. Ehe wir eIIle weitere Lebens beschreibung eines hervor ragenden Ingenieurs der grossen Anzahl der bereits vorhandenen anreihen, diirfte es wohl am Platze sein, in Kurzem die Griinde hier darzulegen, worauf die Hoffnung, dass ein solches Buch einige Beachtung beanspruchen diirfe, beruht. Das Interesse an dem Leben eines Ingenieurs liegt erfahrungs gem ass nicht nul' in dem personlichen Charakter und den Werken des betreffenden Mannes, son del'll ganz besonders auch in del' Natur seiner Thatigkeit. Dies ist eine wesentliche Eigenthiim liGhkeit del' Lebensbeschreibung des Ingenieurs, welche bei der Beurtheilung ihres Werthes stets VOl' Augen schweben muss. Wenn ein thatiger Arbeiter auf einem del' gewohnlicheren Berufspfade des Lebens sich beim Volke einen N amen erworben hat, so darf man in den meisten Fallen von vorn herein an nehmen, dass die Gegenstande seiner Arbeit bereits ziemlich allgemein bekannt sind und dass das Interesse lediglich von Sir William Siemens. 1 Kapitel 1
Iron as a material of construction: being the substance of a course of lectures delivered at the Royal school of naval architecture, South Kensington by William Pole( Book )

10 editions published between 1872 and 2016 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on the Cornish pumping engine by William Pole( Book )

in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on the Cornish pumping engine, in two parts by William Pole( Book )

6 editions published between 1844 and 2005 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The handbook of games. Enl. ed. with contributions( Book )

in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of the modern scientific game of whist by William Pole( Book )

8 editions published between 1880 and 1892 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diamonds by William Pole( Book )

4 editions published between 1861 and 2016 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some short reminiscences of events in my life and work : abbreviated from manuscript notes by William Pole( Book )

3 editions published in 1898 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The philosophy of music
Alternative Names
Fellow of the Royal Society, A 1814-1900

P., Professor, 1814-1900

William Pole Brits ingenieur (1814-1900)

William Pole English engineer and author on whist

Поль, Уильям

Уильям Поль

Languages
English (240)

German (11)

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The philosophy of music : Being the substance of a course of lectures delivered at the Royal institution of Great Britain, in February and March 1877