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Murray, J. (John) -1820

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Works: 44 works in 214 publications in 2 languages and 1,712 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QE26, 550
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A comparative view of the Huttonian and Neptunian systems of geology by J Murray( Book )

24 editions published between 1802 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Murray (1778-1820) was a public lecturer and writer on chemistry and geology. After attending the University of Edinburgh he became a popular public lecturer on chemistry and pharmacy. He was also a prolific writer of chemistry textbooks which were widely used in British universities. This popular volume, first published anonymously in 1802, contains Murray's critical response to John Playfair's volume Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth, also published in 1802 and re-issued in this series. In this volume Murray clearly describes both the competing Huttonian and Neptunian (also known as Wernerian) theories of rock formation. Using much of the same geological evidence as Playfair, Murray also objectively analyses the theories' claims through rock and fossil formations and concludes in support of the Wernerian theory. This valuable volume explores one of the major geological controversies of the period and illustrates the main contemporary criticisms of Hutton's work
A system of materia medica and pharmacy by J Murray( Book )

8 editions published between 1815 and 1976 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A system of materia medica and pharmacy: including translations of the Edinburgh, London, and Dublin pharmacopoeias by J Murray( Book )

31 editions published between 1810 and 1834 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of materia medica and pharmacy by J Murray( Book )

12 editions published between 1808 and 1969 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A system of chemistry by J Murray( Book )

21 editions published between 1806 and 1970 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of chemistry by J Murray( Book )

24 editions published between 1801 and 1828 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A supplement to the first edition of A system of chemistry : containing a view of the recent discoveries in the science by J Murray( Book )

9 editions published between 1809 and 1972 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A system of materia medica and pharmacy by J Murray( Book )

10 editions published between 1815 and 2015 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of materia medica and pharmacy: by J Murray( Book )

5 editions published in 1804 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of an apparatus for restoring the action of the lungs by J Murray( Book )

3 editions published between 1821 and 1979 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of an improved apparatus for restoring the action of the lungs by J Murray( Book )

3 editions published between 1821 and 1979 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations of the Huttonian theory of the earth; a facsimile reprint, with an introduction by George W. White by John Playfair( Book )

6 editions published in 1815 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Playfair (1748-1819) was a Scottish mathematician and geologist best known for his defence of James Hutton's geological theories. He attended the University of St Andrews, completing his theological studies in 1770. In 1785 he was appointed joint Professor of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh, and in 1805 he was elected Professor of Natural Philosophy. This highly influential book, first published in 1802, contains Playfair's clarification and summary of Hutton's geological concepts. Playfair concisely explains Hutton's theories on erosion and geothermal heat in rock formation and the concept of uniformitarianism in geology, illustrating these theories with his own precise observations on different types of rock strata. The clarity of Playfair's explanations was instrumental in popularising Hutton's geological theories, many of which are now recognised as key principles of modern geology. Playfair's strident defence of Hutton's ideas formed part of a controversial debate between Hutton's supporters and his detractors
Elements of materia medica and pharmacy by J Murray( )

3 editions published in 1808 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A supplement to the first edition of A system of chemistry containing a view of the recent discoveries in the science by J Murray( )

1 edition published in 1811 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[A System of Chemistry.] by J Murray( Book )

4 editions published in 1819 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experiments on muriatic acid gas, with observations on its chemical constitution, and on some other subjects of chemical theory by J Murray( Book )

2 editions published in 1818 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of sea-water; with observations on the analysis of salt-brines by J Murray( Book )

2 editions published between 1816 and 1818 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A system of materia medica and pharmacy by J Murray( Book )

3 editions published in 1821 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter by J Murray( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letter from John Murray? to John Lang acknowledging the receipt of eighty pounds for legal expenses incurred during an appeal to the Privy Council in the case John Lang v. Purves and others
 
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A comparative view of the Huttonian and Neptunian systems of geology
Alternative Names
John Murray Scottish chemist and public lecturer

Murray, J. d. 1820

Murray, J. (John), d. 1820

Murray, John -1820

Murray, John d. 1820

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