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Wright, Thomas 1711-1786

Overview
Works: 93 works in 280 publications in 3 languages and 1,985 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Catalogs  Designs and plans  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QB981, 523.12
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An original theory or new hypothesis of the Universe, 1750: a facsimile reprint together with the first publication of A Theory of the Universe, 1734 by Thomas Wright( Book )

22 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clavis cœlestis: being the explication of a diagram entitled a 'Synopsis of the universe or, The visible World epitomized;' by Thomas Wright( )

31 editions published between 1742 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of the globes : or, the general doctrine of the sphere: ... To which is added, a synopsis of the doctrine of eclipses. ... By Thomas Wright by Thomas Wright( )

16 editions published in 1740 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louthiana by Thomas Wright( )

14 editions published between 1748 and 2005 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second or singular thoughts upon the theory of the universe by Thomas Wright( Book )

8 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An original theory or new hypothesis of the universe : founded upon the laws of nature, and solving by mathematical principles the general phænomena of the visible creation, and particularly the via lactea : compris'd in nine familiar letters from the author to his friend : and illustrated with upwards of thirty graven and mezzotinto plates by the best masters by Thomas Wright( Book )

19 editions published between 1750 and 2014 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although his yeoman father is said to have burnt his books to discourage excessive studiousness, Thomas Wright (1711–86) nevertheless acquired considerable knowledge in the fields of mathematics, navigation and astronomy. Later benefitting from the patronage of wealthy families, he also surveyed estates, designed gardens, and tutored aristocrats. He is best known, however, for his contribution to astronomy: this illustrated work of 1750 was his most famous publication. Written in the form of nine letters, the book quotes both poets and scientists in the opening discussion as Wright sets out to fuse, rather than separate, science and religion. Combining his observations of the Milky Way with his theological belief in a universe of perfect order, he notes, among other things, that our galaxy appears to be disc-shaped. While largely ignored by contemporary astronomers, Wright's ideas can be seen as a forerunner to more sophisticated conceptions of our galaxy's configuration
Arbours & grottos by Thomas Wright( Book )

15 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louthiana by Thomas Wright( )

19 editions published in 1758 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The universe and the stars, being an original theory on the visible creation, founded on the laws of nature by Thomas Wright( Book )

5 editions published in 1837 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universal architecture by Thomas Wright( Book )

6 editions published in 1755 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arbours and grottos : a facsimile of "Universial Architecture (1755-1758)" with a catalogue of Wright's works in architecture and garden design by Thomas Wright( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kant's cosmogony, as in his essay on the retardation of the rotation of the earth and his Natural history and theory of the heavens by Immanuel Kant( Book )

4 editions published between 1900 and 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of the globes, or, The general doctrine of the sphere, explaining and demonstrating the most natural propositions relating to astronomy, geography and dialing. by Thomas Wright( Book )

2 editions published in 1740 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of phallic worship : two volumes in one( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of the globes by Thomas Wright( Book )

2 editions published in 1740 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A history of phallic worship : two volumes in one
Alternative Names
Thomas Wright

Thomas Wright astrónomo británico

Thomas Wright astronomo, matematico e architetto inglese

Thomas Wright britisk astronom

Thomas Wright Brits astronoom (1711-1786)

Thomas Wright brittisk astronom

Thomas Wright englischer Philosoph, Astronom, Mathematiker, Architekt

Wright of Durham, Thomas 1711-1786

Wright, Thomas of Durham.

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English (215)

German (1)

French (1)

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