WorldCat Identities

Kirby, William 1759-1850

Overview
Works: 127 works in 509 publications in 3 languages and 3,948 library holdings
Genres: History  Classification  Guidebooks  Laboratory manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: QL463, 595.7
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by William Kirby
On the power, wisdom and goodness of God as manifested in the creation of animals and in their history, habits and instincts by William Kirby( Book )

30 editions published between 1835 and 1853 in English and Undetermined and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The prescribed object of the several treatises, of which the present forms one, is the illustration of the Power, Wisdom, and Goodness of the Deity, as manifested in the Works of Creation; but it is not only directed that these primary attributes should be proved by all reasonable arguments derived from physical objects, but also by discoveries ancient and modern, and the whole extent of literature. As the Holy Scriptures form the most interesting; portion, in every respect, of ancient literature; and it has always been the habit of the author of the present treatise to unite the study of the word of God with that of his works; he trusts he shall not be deemed to have stepped out of the record, where he has copiously drawn from the sacred fountains, provided the main tenor of his argument is in accordance with the brief put into his hands"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
An introduction to entomology : or, Elements of the natural history of insects ; with plates by William Kirby( Book )

20 editions published between 1815 and 1828 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the power, wisdom and goodness of God as manifested in the creation of animals, and in their history, habits and instincts by William Kirby( Book )

16 editions published between 1835 and 1998 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The prescribed object of the several treatises, of which the present forms one, is the illustration of the Power, Wisdom, and Goodness of the Deity, as manifested in the Works of Creation; but it is not only directed that these primary attributes should be proved by all reasonable arguments derived from physical objects, but also by discoveries ancient and modern, and the whole extent of literature. As the Holy Scriptures form the most interesting; portion, in every respect, of ancient literature; and it has always been the habit of the author of the present treatise to unite the study of the word of God with that of his works; he trusts he shall not be deemed to have stepped out of the record, where he has copiously drawn from the sacred fountains, provided the main tenor of his argument is in accordance with the brief put into his hands"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Journal of a voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; performed in the years, 1819-20, in His Majesty's ships Hecla and Griper, under the orders of William Edward Parry, R.N., F.R.S., and commander of the expedition by William Edward Parry( Book )

10 editions published between 1821 and 1977 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Englishman William Edward Parry's journal of his voyage for the discovery of a North-west passage through the Canadian Arctic in the years 1819-'20 aboard the ships Hecla and Griper. Includes official instructions to Parry from the British government on undertaking the expedition, details of land and sea exploration, encounters with Inuit (Eskimos) and fauna in the region, lists of supplies, chronometric, magnetic and lunar observations, numerous plates and maps, glossary of technical terms
Einleitung in die Entomologie oder Elemente der Naturgeschichte der Insecten by William Kirby( Book )

10 editions published between 1824 and 1833 in German and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A supplement to the appendix of Captain Parry's voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage, in the years 1819-20 : containing an account of the subjects of natural history by William Edward Parry( Book )

3 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strepsiptera, a new order of insects proposed and the characters of the order, with those of its genera laid down by William Kirby( Book )

6 editions published between 1811 and 1815 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fauna boreali-americana : or the zoology of the northern parts of British America ... Part 3 by John Richardson( Book )

26 editions published between 1829 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A supplement to the appendix of Captain Parry's Voyage for the discovery of the north-west passage, in the years 1819-20 : containing an account of the subjects of natural history by William Edward Parry( Book )

2 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Thierwelt, als Zeugniss für die Herrlichkeit des Schöpfers by William Kirby( Book )

7 editions published in 1838 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einleitung in die Entomologie: oder Elemente der Naturgeschichte der Insecten by William Kirby( Book )

11 editions published in 1823 in German and English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some account of a new species of Eulophus geoffroy by William Kirby( Book )

3 editions published in 1825 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the power, wisdom and goodness of God as manifested in the creation of animals and in their history, habits and instincts by William Kirby( Book )

11 editions published between 1835 and 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the power, wisdom and goodness of God, as manifested in the creation of animals and in their history, habits and instincts." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
On the power, wisdom, and goodness of God, as manifested in the creation of animals, and in their history, habits, and instincts by William Kirby( Book )

8 editions published between 1852 and 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this enumeration and history of the principal tribes of the Animal Kingdom, we have traced in every page the footsteps of infinite Wisdom, Power, and Goodness. In our ascent from the most minute and least animated parts of that Kingdom to man himself, we have seen in every department that nothing was left to chance, or the rule of circumstances, but every thing was adapted by its structure and organization for the situation in which it was to be placed, and the functions it was to discharge; that though every being, or group of beings, had separate interests, and wants, all were made to subserve to a common purpose, and to promote a common object; and that though there was a general and unceasing conflict between the members of this sphere of beings, introducing apparently death and destruction into every part of it, yet that by this great mass of seeming evil pervading the whole circuit of the animal creation, the renewed health and vigour of the entire system were maintained. A part suffers for the benefit and salvation of the whole; so that the doctrine of the sufferings of one creature, by the will of God, being necessary to promote the welfare of another, is irrefragably established by every thing we see in nature; and further, that there is an unseen hand directing all to accomplish this great object, and taking care that the destruction shall in no case exceed the necessity"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
On the power, wisdom, and goodness of God, as manifested in the creation of animals, and in their history, habits, and instincts by William Kirby( Book )

7 editions published between 1852 and 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Works of God and the Word of God may be called the two doors which open into the temple of Truth; and, as both proceed from the same Almighty and Omniscient Author, they cannot, if rightly interpreted, contradict each other, but must mutually illustrate and confirm, "though each in different sort and manner," the same truths. Doubtless it was with this conviction upon his mind, that the learned Professor, from whom I have borrowed my motto, expresses his opinion--that in order rightly to understand the voice of God in nature, we ought to enter her temple with the Bible in our hands. The prescribed object of the several treatises, of which the present forms one, is the illustration of the Power, Wisdom, and Goodness of the Deity, as manifested in the Works of Creation; but it is not only directed that these primary attributes should be proved by all reasonable arguments derived from physical objects, but also by discoveries ancient and modern, and the whole extent of literature. As the Holy Scriptures form the most interesting portion, in every respect, of ancient literature; and it has always been the habit of the author of the present treatise to unite the study of the word of God with that of his works; the trusts he shall not be deemed to have stepped out of the record, where he has copiously drawn from the sacred fountains, provided the main tenor of his argument is in accordance with the brief put into his hands. As first volume of this work was printed before the publication of Dr. Roget's admirable Treatise, it will not be deemed wonderful that, in some instances, we have treated of the same subject. The history, habits, and instincts of animals, are so intimately connected with their physiological structure, especially their external anatomy, that it is scarcely possible, in order to prove the adaptation of means to an end, to treat satisfactorily of the former without occasional illustrations from the latter"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
[Two papers on coleoptera] by William Kirby( Book )

3 editions published in 1818 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.67 (from 0.34 for On the pow ... to 0.92 for Einleitung ...)

An introduction to entomology : or, Elements of the natural history of insects : comprising an account of noxious and useful insects, of their metamorphoses, food, strategems, habitations, societies, motions, noises, hybernation, instinct, etc. etc.
Alternative Names
Gulielmus Kirby

Kirby, G. 1759-1850

Kirby, G. (Guillaume), 1759-1850

Kirby Guillaume

Kirby, Guillaume 1759-1850

Kirby, W. 1759-1850

Kirby, W. (William), 1759-1850

Kirby, Wilhelm 1759-1850

Kirby, Wilhem, 1759-1850

Kirby, William

Kirby, Wm 1759-1850

Kirby, Wm. (William), 1759-1850

William Kirby Brits entomoloog (1759-1850)

William Kirby englischer Pfarrer und Entomologe

William Kirby English entomologist

William Kirby entomolog angielski

William Kirby entomólogo inglés

William Kirby entomologo inglese

Кёрби, Уильям

Ўільям Кірбі

ויליאם קירבי

வில்லியம் கிர்பி

Languages
English (298)

German (26)

Dutch (2)

Covers