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Kirby, William 1759-1850

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Works: 120 works in 364 publications in 3 languages and 3,158 library holdings
Genres: Classification  History  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Guidebooks 
Classifications: BL175, 595.7
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Most widely held works by William Kirby
An introduction to entomology : or, Elements of the natural history of insects ; with plates by William Kirby ( Book )
93 editions published between 1815 and 2005 in English and held by 696 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 )
35 editions published between 1835 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 572 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 )
8 editions published between 1821 and 1977 in English and held by 189 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
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 )
2 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 45 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, in two volumes. Vol. 2 by William Kirby ( )
5 editions published in 1852 in English and held by 44 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 ( )
8 editions published between 1835 and 1853 in English and held by 38 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, in two volumes. Vol. 1 by William Kirby ( )
4 editions published in 1852 in English and held by 35 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)
Strepsiptera, a new order of insects proposed and the characters of the order, with those of its genera laid down by William Kirby ( Book )
5 editions published between 1811 and 1815 in English 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
Einleitung in die Entomologie: oder Elemente der Naturgeschichte der Insecten by William Kirby ( Book )
5 editions published in 1823 in English and German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A century of insects, including several new genera described from his cabinet by William Kirby ( Book )
3 editions published in 1818 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Thierwelt, als Zeugniss für die Herrlichkeit des Schöpfers by William Kirby ( Book )
2 editions published in 1838 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A description of several new species of insects collected in New Holland by Robert Brown by William Kirby ( Book )
3 editions published in 1818 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The genus Apion of Herbst's Natursystem considered its characters laid down, and many of the species described by William Kirby ( Book )
3 editions published in 1808 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Some remarks on the nomenclature of the Gryllina of MacLeay, &c. with the characters of a new genus of that tribe by William Kirby ( Book )
1 edition published in 1825 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Addendum to Strepsiptera by William Kirby ( Book )
1 edition published in 1815 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A continuation of the history of Tipula tritici by William Kirby ( Book )
1 edition published in 1800 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
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, Wm 1759-1850
Kirby, Wm. (William), 1759-1850
Languages
English (217)
German (5)
Latin (1)
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