WorldCat Identities

Paul, B. H. (Benjamin Horatio)

Overview
Works: 33 works in 89 publications in 1 language and 1,050 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: Q158, 500
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by B. H Paul
Cosmos: a sketch of a physical description of the universe by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

31 editions published between 1848 and 1877 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of chemical and physical geology by Gustav Bischof( Book )

in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published in 1884 in English and held by 60 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
Industrial chemistry. A manual for use in technical colleges or schools and for manufacturers, etc by Payen( Book )

2 editions published in 1878 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universal International Exhibition, Paris 1878 : report on the exhibits connected with materia medica, pharmacy, chemical industry, etc. by B. H Paul( Book )

1 edition published in 1878 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manual of technical analysis : a guide for the testing and valuation of the various natural and artificial substances employed in the arts, and in domestic economy by B. H Paul( Book )

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

First report of the British Association Committee on the Treatment and Utilization of Sewage : drawn up at the request of the Committee by British Association for the Advancement of Science( Book )

3 editions published in 1870 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A specific gravity chart for large-sized thin plywood panels by B. H Paul( Book )

1 edition published in 1944 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On liquid fuel by B. H Paul( Book )

2 editions published in 1868 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 1851 and 1860 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strength, related properties of Wyoming Douglas-fir, Engelmann spruce, lodgepole pine by J. T Drow( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cosmos: a sketch of a physical description of the universe : translated from the german by E.C.Otte by Alexander von Humboldt( Book )

1 edition published in 1848 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Elements of chemical and physical geology by Gustav Bischof( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1864 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the late evening of an active life I offer to the German public a work, whose undefined image has floated before my mind for almost half a century...Although the outward relations of life, and an irresistible impulse toward knowledge of various kinds, have led me to occupy myself for many years -- and apparently exclusively -- with separate branches of science, as, for instance, with descriptive botany, geognosy, chemistry, astronomical determinations of position, and terrestrial magnetism, in order that I might the better prepare myself for the extensive travels in which I was directed was the earnest endeavor to comprehend the phenomena of physical objects in their general connection, and to represent nature as one great whole, moved and animated by internal forces." (Preface)
 
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Alternative Names
Paul, Benjamin Horatio

Languages
English (75)