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Phillips, William 1775-1828

Overview
Works: 75 works in 254 publications in 1 language and 2,078 library holdings
Genres: Controversial literature  Dictionaries  Biography  Juvenile works  Apologetic writings  History  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Printer, Publisher, Illustrator, Other, Bookseller, Editor
Classifications: QE363, 560
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Most widely held works by William Phillips
Outlines of the geology of England and Wales by William Daniel Conybeare( Book )

46 editions published between 1822 and 2014 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early nineteenth century, the gifted stratigrapher and amateur geologist William Phillips (1773–1828) gave several lectures to interested young people in Tottenham on the subject of geology. These lectures were later collected into a book, which Phillips expanded in later versions. This reached its peak in 1822 when the clergyman William Daniel Conybeare (1787–1857) collaborated with Phillips to produce this rigorous and improved assessment of the geological composition of England and Wales. Although no second volume was ever published, the book had a tremendous impact on geologists throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, inspiring foreign scholars to produce equivalent volumes about their own countries. Conybeare's concern for the stratigraphy of fossils is especially remarkable for the time. William Fitton, later president of the Geological Society of London, praised the book highly, remarking that 'no equal portion of the earth's surface has ever been more ably illustrated'
An outline of mineralogy and geology by William Phillips( Book )

29 editions published between 1815 and 1978 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elementary introduction to mineralogy by William Phillips( Book )

29 editions published between 1819 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elementary introduction to the knowledge of mineralogy : including some account of mineral elements and constituents, explanations of terms in common use ... by William Phillips( Book )

18 editions published between 1816 and 2012 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight familiar lectures on astronomy : intended as an introduction to the science : for the use of young persons and others not conversant with the mathematics by William Phillips( Book )

9 editions published between 1817 and 1820 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elementary treatise on mineralogy: comprising an introduction to the science by William Phillips( Book )

3 editions published in 1844 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elementary introduction to the knowledge of mineralogy including some account of mineral elements and constituents, explanations of terms in common use by William Phillips( Book )

13 editions published between 1816 and 2015 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Phillips (1773–1828) was a printer and geologist who became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1827. A founder of the London Askesian Society, he was also an active member of the British Mineralogical Society. In 1807 he and twelve others founded the Geological Society of London, and he was described by the Society's historian as 'the most distinguished, as a geologist, of the original founders'. His pioneering 1818 digest of British geology, Outlines of the Geology of England and Wales, was the most ambitious and influential work of its kind. Phillips gave free lectures to young people in his village in 1814, and these were published the following year. This work followed in 1816, and both went on to become standard textbooks. Aimed at students, it collects observations of a wide range of minerals' characteristics and occurrence, incorporating crystallographic work using the new reflecting goniometer
A selection of facts from the best authorities, arranged so as to form an outline of the geology of England and Wales : With a map and sections of the strata by William Phillips( Book )

5 editions published in 1818 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An appeal on the subject of the accumulation of wealth : addressed to the Society of Friends, usually called Quakers by William Phillips( Book )

9 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines of mineralogy and geology : comprehending the elements of those sciences ; intended principally for the use of young persons by William Phillips( Book )

4 editions published between 1826 and 2015 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of the new mineral called haytorite by Cornelius Tripe( Book )

2 editions published in 1827 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organic remains of a former world : an examination of the mineralized remains of the vegetables and animals of the antediluvian world, generally termed extraneous fossils by James Parkinson( Book )

5 editions published between 1808 and 1820 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight familiar lectures on astronomy intended as an introduction to the science ; for the use of young persons and others not conversant with the mathematics by William Phillips( )

1 edition published in 1818 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on the mineralogy of part of the vicinity of Dublin by Walter STEPHENS( Book )

1 edition published in 1812 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of the life of Stephen Crisp : with selections from his works. by Stephen Crisp( Book )

1 edition published in 1824 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faith of the people called Quakers, in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ : set forth in various extracts from their writings by Henry Tuke( Book )

2 editions published between 1801 and 1812 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A defence of the British & Foreign School Society against the remarks in the sixty-seventh number of the Edinburgh review by Richard Allen( Book )

1 edition published in 1821 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the controversy over whether or not the education of the poor should be placed under the control of the Church of England
 
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Alternative Names
Phillips, W. 1775-1828

Phillips, W. (William), 1775-1828

William Phillips Brits geoloog (1775-1828)

William Phillips (geólogo)

William Phillips geologo britannico

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ويليام فيليبس

Languages
English (194)