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Davy, John 1790-1868

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Works: 144 works in 486 publications in 2 languages and 3,460 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Miscellanea  Observations  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Printer
Classifications: QD3, 509
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Most widely held works by John Davy
The West Indies before and since slave emancipation, comprising the Windward and Leeward Islands' military command; founded on notes and observations collected during a three years' residence by John Davy( Book )

33 editions published between 1854 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Davy (1790-1868) was an English doctor and brother of the chemist Sir Humphrey Davy. After graduating from Edinburgh University, in 1814 Davy became Inspector General of Army Hospitals, and he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1834. In his capacity as Inspector General, he spent 1845-1848 living in Barbados and visiting other Caribbean Islands. This volume, first published in 1854, describes the society and culture of Barbados and other islands, including Trinidad, Tobago and St Lucia. Based on Davy's notes and observations made while stationed on the island, the book describes
Consolations in travel, or, The last days of a philosopher by Humphry Davy( Book )

34 editions published between 1830 and 2013 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The brilliant chemist's travels and last days in his words." "A series of dialogues on philosophical and scientific topics which includes a short account of a spirit journey, conducted by a Genius, to Saturn, and a description of the non-human intelligent beings inhabiting it. An important, albeit brief, contribution to the evolution of the non- human alien in science fiction." - Locke, Voyages in Space 58. "Mostly essay material on philosophy of science, religion, and popular science, but with short science-fiction episode. An interesting parental exercise, with many remarkable strokes of imagination." - Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 552. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 64. Bleiler (1978), p. 57."--abebooks website
The collected works of Sir Humphry Davy. Edited by his brother, John Davy by Humphry Davy( Book )

22 editions published between 1839 and 2001 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the interior of Ceylon, and of its inhabitants : with travels in that island by John Davy( Book )

36 editions published between 1821 and 2012 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Davy (1790-1868), the younger brother of the chemist Sir Humphry Davy, published this account of Ceylon (present-day Sri Lanka) in 1821. An army surgeon and later Fellow of the Royal Society, he also wrote books on the Ionian Islands and the West Indies (also reissued in this series) and edited his brother's collected works. This book is a detailed study based on interviews with the islanders and Davy's own observations during his four-year visit. Part I is an overview of the natural history of the island - including its geography, geology, zoology and climate - as well as its people, demography, political system and culture, including architecture, craftwork and languages. Part II details Davy's travels within the country. With a number of beautiful reproductions of native drawings, as well as Davy's own, the work remains a rich resource for the insights of a Victorian polymath into early nineteenth-century Ceylon
Fragmentary remains, literary and scientific, of Sir Humphry Davy : bart., late president of the Royal society, etc., with a sketch of his life and selections from his correspondence by Humphry Davy( Book )

17 editions published between 1858 and 1969 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Researches, physiological and anatomical by John Davy( Book )

18 editions published between 1829 and 1840 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of the life of Sir Humphry Davy, bart., LL. D., F.R.S., foreign associate of the Institute of France, &c by John Davy( Book )

3 editions published in 1836 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes and observations on the Ionian Islands and Malta; with some remarks on Constantinople and Turkey, and on the system of quarantine as at present conducted by John Davy( Book )

13 editions published between 1842 and 1988 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of the life of Sir Humphry Davy, Bart. by John Davy( Book )

12 editions published between 1836 and 1972 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On some of the more important diseases of the army, with contributions to pathology by John Davy( )

12 editions published between 1862 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Cornwall, John Davy (1790-1868) physiologist and anatomist, and the younger brother of the distinguished chemist Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829), was one of the most prolific medical experts of his day. After taking a medical degree from Edinburgh in 1814 he became an army surgeon. He later became a hospital inspector and spent time living in overseas territories including India, Sri Lanka, and Barbados. First published in 1862, Davy's book discusses the prominence of fever, dysentery, cholera, liver disease, pneumonia, and other diseases common to the army, estimating that 45% of deaths in the British army serving abroad were caused by disease rather than by conflict. Davy also records his observations on putrefaction of bodies, particularly the vital organs, emphasising the need to determine the normal condition of human organs so that abnormal, diseased organs can be easily identified
The angler and his friend; or, Piscatory colloquies and fishing excursions by John Davy( Book )

2 editions published in 1855 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The angler in the Lake district, or, Piscatory colloquies and fishing excursions in Westmoreland and Cumberland by John Davy( )

5 editions published in 1857 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salmonia; or, Days of fly fishing. In a series of conversations. With some account of the habits of fishes belonging to the genus Salmo by Humphry Davy( Book )

3 editions published in 1851 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Championed as one of the gentlest and most calming of field sports, angling has had its notable votaries throughout its history, from Isaak Walton to Horatio Nelson. In this charming book on the pleasures of fly fishing, the eminent chemist Sir Humphry Davy (1778–1829) adds his name to the list. He assigns his often poetic arguments to an imaginary cast of four friends, some of whom adore the sport while others question its morality as they embark on a series of angling trips. As their conversations progress, the friends discuss entomology and biology, the finer techniques of landing trout, and the use of peacock feathers and yellow monkey fur in the making of artificial flies. Originally published in 1828, Davy's book offers a glimpse of the sportsman behind the chemist and remains both accessible and instructive for modern enthusiasts
Denkwürdigkeiten aus dem Leben Sir Humphry Davy's by John Davy( Book )

21 editions published between 1836 and 2011 in German and English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physiological researches by John Davy( Book )

7 editions published between 1851 and 1863 in English and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilation of papers published in scientific journals and transactions and proceedings of royal and other societies. Citations of which are included in the table of contents
Some account of the last yellow fever epidemic of British Guiana by Daniel Blair( Book )

10 editions published between 1850 and 1852 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of the life of Sir Humphry Davy, bart., L.L.D., F.R.S., foreign associate of the Institute of France, etc by John Davy( Book )

2 editions published in 1839 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denkwürdigkeiten aus dem Leben Sir Humphry Davy's by John Davy( Book )

8 editions published in 1840 in German and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on the temperature of man and other animals by John Davy( Book )

6 editions published between 1825 and 1979 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on the temperature of the sea and the air : made during a voyage from Ceylon to the Cape of Good Hope, in 1820 by John Davy( Book )

6 editions published between 1824 and 1977 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The West Indies before and since slave emancipation, comprising the Windward and Leeward Islands' military command; founded on notes and observations collected during a three years' residence
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John Davy British physician and chemist

John Davy Brits scheikundige (-)

John Davy Brits scheikundige (1790-1868)

John Davy chimiste britannique

John Davy englischer Arzt und Zoologe

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