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King, Philip Parker 1793-1856

Overview
Works: 225 works in 404 publications in 3 languages and 1,720 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Maps  Catalogs and collections  Surveys  Bathymetric maps  Nautical charts 
Roles: Author, Cartographer
Classifications: F2936, 919.4
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Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty's ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836, : describing their examination of the southern shores of South America, and the Beagle's circumnavigation of the globe. In three volumes. by Robert Fitzroy( Book )

29 editions published between 1839 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume details the work of the HMS BEAGLE between the years 1831 and 1836. Naturalist Charles Darwin's insights during this cruise led to the Theory of Evolution and also to the accepted theory of the mode of formation of coral reefs. Darwin was Fitzroy's messmate for most of the cruise as well as a sounding board for ideas. Fitzroy was quite conservative in his views which sometimes led to friction between him and Darwin. Fitzroy went on to become the first head of the British Meteorological Office
Narrative of a survey of the intertropical and western coasts of Australia : performed between the years 1818 and 1822 by Philip Parker King( Book )

21 editions published between 1826 and 2012 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrative of the Beagle voyage, 1831-1836 by Katharine Anderson( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HMS Beagle has entered the collective imagination as the ship that carried Charles Darwin to the Galapagos, triggering his later work on the theory of natural selection. However, the Beagle also played a vital role in the development of modern hydrography, cartography and meteorology in both the voyage of 1831-36 and an earlier one of 1826-30. The work of the Beagle under her captain, Robert FitzRoy, was to chart South American coastlines, many of which had not previously been mapped, and to build a global chain of meridian distances. On this voyage, FitzRoy also pioneered the use of Francis Beaufort's new system for identifying wind force, the basis of the modern Beaufort scale. FitzRoy's unofficial goal on this voyage was to return three Fuegians to their native shores and establish a Protestant mission in the desolate, southern fringes of the continent. It was a pivotal experience of civilization and savagery for both Darwin and FitzRoy. Darwin and FitzRoy's separate accounts of the voyage were published in the four-volume Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle Between the Years 1826 and 1836 (1839). Darwin's version has never been out of print. In contrast, this set presents the first critical edition of the remaining texts from 1839: FitzRoy's account of the second voyage, his detailed appendices and the account of the 1826-30 voyage by Phillip Parker King, captain of HMS Adventure. Together they give an unparalleled example of British scientific exploration
Extracts from a letter addressed by Capt. Phillip Parker King to N.A. Vigors on the animals of the Straits of Magellan by Philip Parker King( Book )

4 editions published between 1828 and 1829 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and western Coasts of Australia by Philip Parker King( Book )

22 editions published between 1827 and 2012 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This two-volume work by Captain Phillip Parker King (1791-1856) was published in 1827, and describes the Royal Navy's 1817-22 surveying expedition to chart the coastal regions of Australia. King carried out the surveys in two successive ships, the Mermaid, which was declared unseaworthy in 1820, and the newly commissioned Bathurst. He worked on the charts, which were published by the Hydrographic Office, for two years after his return to England. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society, and later undertook a similar surveying voyage, in which he was accompanied by Captain Fitzroy on the Beagle, around the coast of South America. The book is derived from the author's journal, and describes not only the voyages but also the towns and settlements and the natural history of the region, often making comparisons with Captain Cook's account. Volume 1 covers the south, east and north coasts of Australia
Derrotero de las costas de la América Meridional desde el rio de La Plata hasta la bahía de Panamá con inclusion del estrecho de Magallanes y de las islas Malvinas y Galápagos by Philip Parker King( Book )

5 editions published in 1865 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrative of the Beagle voyage, 1831-1836 by Philip Parker King( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HMS Beagle has entered the collective imagination as the ship that carried Charles Darwin to the Galapagos, triggering his later work on the theory of natural selection. However, the Beagle also played a vital role in the development of modern hydrography, cartography and meteorology in both the voyage of 1831-36 and an earlier one of 1826-30. The work of the Beagle under her captain, Robert FitzRoy, was to chart South American coastlines, many of which had not previously been mapped, and to build a global chain of meridian distances. On this voyage, FitzRoy also pioneered the use of Francis Beaufort's new system for identifying wind force, the basis of the modern Beaufort scale. FitzRoy's unofficial goal on this voyage was to return three Fuegians to their native shores and establish a Protestant mission in the desolate, southern fringes of the continent. It was a pivotal experience of civilization and savagery for both Darwin and FitzRoy. Darwin and FitzRoy's separate accounts of the voyage were published in the four-volume Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle Between the Years 1826 and 1836 (1839). Darwin's version has never been out of print. In contrast, this set presents the first critical edition of the remaining texts from 1839: FitzRoy's account of the second voyage, his detailed appendices and the account of the 1826-30 voyage by Phillip Parker King, captain of HMS Adventure. Together they give an unparalleled example of British scientific exploration
Chart of the north coast of Australia by Philip Parker King( )

6 editions published between 1825 and 1905 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hydrographic chart of the coastline of Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, with relief shown by hachures, spot heights and bathymetric soundings
Sailing directions for the coasts of castern and noestern patagonia by Philip Parker King( Book )

7 editions published between 1832 and 2016 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chart of part of the N.E. coast of Australia by Philip Parker King( )

6 editions published between 1824 and 1844 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plan of Dampier's Archipelago on the north west coast of Australia by Philip Parker King( )

4 editions published between 1826 and 1970 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Battye accession number 013192
A plan of Cambridge Gulf, on the north west coast of Australia by Philip Parker King( )

4 editions published in 1826 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Battye accession number 013191
Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of H.M. Ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836, describing their examination of the southern shores of South America by Philip Parker King( Book )

2 editions published in 1839 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of H. M. Ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836, describing their examination of the southern shores of South America by Philip Parker King( Book )

1 edition published in 1839 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrative of the Beagle voyage, 1831 - 1836 by Philip Parker King( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia Performed between the years 1818 and 1822 -- Volume 2 by Philip Parker King( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
King, P. P. 1791-1856

King, P. P. (Phillip Parker), 1791-1856

King, P. Parker

King, P. Parker 1793-1856

King, P. Parker (Phillip Parker), 1793-1856

King, Philip P. 1791-1856

King, Philip P. (Philip Parker), 1791-1856

King, Philip Parker

King, Philip Parker 1791-1856

King, Philipp Parker

King, Phillip P. 1791-1856

King, Phillip P. (Phillip Parker), 1791-1856

King, Phillip Parker 1793-1856

King, Phillipp Parker

Philip Parker King

Phillip Parker King Admiral der britischen Royal Navy und Entdeckungsreisender in Australien

Phillip Parker King Brits ontdekkingsreiziger (1791-1856)

Phillip Parker King esploratore e naturalista australiano

Кинг, Филлип Паркер

Филип Паркър Кинг

פיליפ פרקר קינג

فيليب كينغ

Languages
English (148)

Spanish (7)

French (3)

Covers
The Mermaid tree : how a tiny unknown ship opened Australia's north and west to development, dreams and disappointment