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Dallas, W. S. (William Sweetland) 1824-1890

Overview
Works: 81 works in 266 publications in 2 languages and 2,444 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Periodicals  Juvenile works  Popular works  Classification 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: Q158, 500
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Most widely held works by W. S Dallas
Cosmos: a sketch of a physical description of the universe by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

28 editions published between 1848 and 1877 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erasmus Darwin by Ernst Krause( Book )

17 editions published between 1879 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of this life of Erasmus Darwin, published in 1879, is given as Ernst Krause (1839-1903) a German biologist, but in fact more than half the book is a 'preliminary notice' by Charles Darwin, who explains in the preface that he has written it because of his access to family papers which add 'to the knowledge of Erasmus Darwin's character'. Krause wrote his original article in a German periodical because, in turn, he was intrigued by a reference made by Charles Darwin in the later editions of On the Origin of Species to his grandfather's anticipation in his Zoonomia (also reissued in this series) of Lamarckian theory: 'I thought immediately ... that this ancestor of his must certainly deserve considerable credit in connection with the history of the Darwinian theory.' The German text was translated by W. S. Dallas, who had previously collaborated with Darwin as both indexer and translator
Facts and arguments for Darwin by Fritz Müller( Book )

18 editions published between 1869 and 2014 in English and German and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Known for developing the concept of Müllerian mimicry, whereby poisonous species with a common predator display similar warning signals, the naturalist Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller (1821-97) spent most of his working life in Brazil. Having emigrated from Germany, owing partly to his radical atheism, he became a strong early supporter of Darwinism. Drawing on his studies of crustaceans, he originally published this work in German as Für Darwin (1864), and sent the great naturalist a copy. Müller became a regular correspondent, and Darwin supported the translation of Müller's work, firstly for his personal use and also in the published 1869 version that is reissued here, rendered into English by the naturalist William Sweetland Dallas (1824-90), with several updates by Müller. Using case studies of crustaceans to provide evidence for certain aspects of Darwinian theory, Müller draws up evolutionary classifications of the various species examined
Nitzsch's Pterylography, tr. from the German by Christian Ludwig Nitzsch( Book )

4 editions published in 1867 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man in the past, present and future. A popular account of the results of recent scientific research as regards the origin, position and prospects of the human race by Ludwig Büchner( Book )

8 editions published between 1872 and 1994 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The following book has resulted from a series of public discourses by the author upon the great scientific discoveries of recent times with regard to the Antiquity and Origin of the Human race, and the Position of Man in Nature. The great and almost unexampled interest in the subject, and its importance in the development and further evolution of our general conception of the Universe and of life, from the point of view of philosophical realism, (an importance which is still far from being sufficiently acknowledged), will justify the author in abstaining from any prefatory explanation of his motives in deciding to communicate in the present compilation, the essential parts of these discourses to a more distant or larger public, in a form suited for general comprehension"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
On a true parthenogenesis in moths and bees, a contribution to the history of reproduction in animals by C. Th. E. von Siebold( Book )

4 editions published in 1857 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmos : a sketch of a physical description of the universe by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

16 editions published in 1884 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polymath Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), a self-described 'scientific traveller', was one of the most respected scientists of his time. Humboldt's wanderlust led him across Europe and to South America, Mexico, the U.S., and Russia, and his voyages and observations resulted in the discovery of many species previously unknown to Europeans. Originating as lectures delivered in Berlin and Paris (1827-1828), his multi-volume Cosmos: Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe (1845-1860) represented the culmination of his lifelong interest in understanding the physical world. As Humboldt writes, 'I ever desired to discern physical phenomena in their widest mutual connection, and to comprehend Nature as a whole, animated and moved by inward forces.' Volume 1 (1846) investigates celestial and terrestrial phenomena, from nebulae to the temperature of the earth, as well as 'organic life'. Throughout, he stresses the method of, and limits to, describing the universe's physical nature
Zoology; being a systematic account of the general structure, habits, instincts, and uses of the principal families of the animal kingdom, as well as of the chief forms of fossil remains by William Benjamin Carpenter( Book )

5 editions published in 1857 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of entomology: an outline of the natural history and classification of British insects by W. S Dallas( Book )

13 editions published between 1857 and 2015 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

List of the specimens of hemipterous insects in the collection of the British museum by British Museum (Natural History)( Book )

in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Loudon's Entertaining naturalist, being popular descriptions, tales, and anecdotes of more than five hundred animals by Loudon( Book )

8 editions published between 1867 and 2015 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orr's Circle of the sciences. A series of treatises on the principles of science, with their application to practical pursuits. Organic nature by William Somerville Orr( Book )

in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zoology; being a systematic account of the general structure, habits, instincts, and uses of the principal families of the animal kingdom, as well as of the chief forms of fossil remains by William Benjamin Carpenter( Book )

5 editions published in 1876 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loudon's Natural History. Popular descriptions, tales and anecdotes of more than five hundred animals by J. C Loudon( Book )

4 editions published in 1889 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Erasmus Darwin
Alternative Names
Dallas, W. S

Dallas, William Sweetland 1824-1890

William Dallas British zoologist

William Dallas Brits bioloog (1824-1890)

William Sweetland Dallas

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English (171)

German (1)

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