Views of the Architecture of the Heavens: In a Series of Letters to a Lady (Cambridge Library Collection - Astronomy) John Pringle Nichol » holypet.ru

Schaffer, “The nebular hypothesis and the science of progress” ref. 28. Nichol, J. P., Views of the architecture of the heavens, in a series of letters to a lady, 3rd edn Edinburgh, 1839, p. ix. This is the second volume, and centrepiece, published first 1838. Google Scholar. Nichol, J. P., Architecture of the heavens. In a series of letters to a lady 3rd edn., Edinburgh, 1839, p. 155. Nichol's book was also in Tennyson's library. Tennyson's views, expressed in his In memmoriam, linking biological development to the nebular hypothesis.

Figure 3. John Herschel’s picture of the Orion nebula as reproduced in John Pringle Nichol’s System of the World 1846. The monstrous nebula, like other bizarre natural specimens, became public cur­rency. In the 1840s Nichol hosted the scarred veteran of metropolitan print culture, Thomas de Quincey, at his new Glasgow observatory. John Pringle Nichol, Views of the Architecture of the Heavens, in a Series of Letters to a Lady Edinburgh: Elder, 1837, pp. 145ff. Google Scholar Simon Schaffer, ‘The Nebular Hypothesis and the Science of Progress’, in History, Humanity and Evolution: Essays for John C. Greene, ed. by J. R. Moore Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

John Pringle Nichol 1804-59 was a Scottish polymath whose major interests were economics and astronomy; he did much to popularise the latter by his writings. He became Regius Professor of Astronomy at Glasgow in 1836, and in the following year published Views of the Architecture of the Heavens which was immediately successful. 'Unravelling Starlight is a science history book that delves deeply into the intricacies of unfolding theories and methods, interpersonal and institutional rivalries, day-by-day chronologies, and the human character. John Pringle Nichol, Views of Astronomy: Seven Lectures Made Before the Mercantile Library Association of New York in the Months of January and February, 1848 New York: Greeley & McElrath, 1848, 32. 4. Nichol’s references to the possibility of organic species change in Views of the Architecture of the Heavens were relatively oblique. “In. Dickens owned the fifth edition of Nichol’s Architecture of the Heavens 1845 and the first edition of Thoughts on Some ImportantPoints Relating to the System of the World Edinburgh: William Tait, 1846. See J. H. Stonehouse, ed., Catalogue of the Library of Charles Dickens and Catalogue of the Library of W. M. Thackeray London: Piccadilly Fountain Press, 1935, p. Lithographs from Nichol, Views of the architecture of the heavens: In a series of letters to a lady Edinburgh, 1837, Figures 18 and 19 on pp. 137 and 139. What “met the eye” was vital: serial iconography loomed large in these debates about progressive development in heaven and on Earth.

John Pringle Nichol was a prolific and successful writer popularizing science. His principal works were Views of the Architecture of the Heavens in a Series of Letters to a Lady — Edinburgh, 1838. Phenomena and Order of the Solar System, Edinburgh: Tait, 1838, 1844, 1847., Thoughts on Some Important Points Relating to the System of the World. Here, Eliot describes an imaginary journey through the systems of the heavens and the unbounded space of the universe. The books she refers to are John Pringle Nichol's Views of the Architecture of the Heavens. In a Series of Letters to a Lady 1837, and The Phenomena and Order of the Solar System 1838. In Views of the Architecture of the Heavens, Nichol takes his readers on a tour of. 82 Nichol, J. P., op. cit. 76, Views, pp. 166 –7, 206 –7. Compare Nichol's account of the Orion nebula: p. 127: ‘Within that looming mass, whatever be its final destiny, there are doubtless wide and systematic relationships: nay, who can tell, who that has looked on those monuments of bygone worlds—the fossil relics which mark.

Tracing the continuities and trends in the complex relationship between literature and science in the long nineteenth century, this companion provides scholars with a comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date foundation for research in this field. In intellectual, material and social terms, the transformation undergone by Western culture over the period was unprecedented. Full text of "Catalogue of the library and collection of autograph letters, papers, and documents bequeathed to the Massachusetts Historical Society" See other formats. NASA Images Solar System Collection Ames Research Center. Brooklyn Museum. Full text of "A subject catalogue or Finding list of books in the reference library".

This listing page belongs to Wikipedia:WikiProject Dictionary of National Biography, spun out of the “missing article” project, and is concerned with checking whether Wikipedia has articles for all those listed in the Dictionary of National Biography DNB, a 63-volume British biographical dictionary published 1885-1900 and now in the public domain. See also, John Pringle Nichol, Views of the Architecture of the Heavens William Tait: Edinburgh, 1837; Robert Chambers, Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation John Churchill: London, 1844. 156. Schaffer, "The Nebular Hypothesis," 131-2. 157. An icon used to represent a menu that can be toggled by interacting with this icon.

Cambridge [Mass.]: Hetcalf and Co., 1856-, by Harvard College Observatory page images at HathiTrust; US access only An introduction to astronomy. In a series of letters from a preceptor to his pupil. In which the most useful and interesting parts of the science are clearly and familiarly explained. Illustrated with copper-plates. William Whewell, Astronomy and General Physics Considered with Reference to Natural Theology, sixth edition London: William Pickering, 1837, 190. John Pringle Nichol, Views of the Architecture of the Heavens: in a Series of Letters to a Lady NY: H.A. Chapin, 1840, 103. I have not been able to find a copy of the first edition of this book.

American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library. NASA Images Solar System Collection Ames Research Center. Brooklyn Museum. Full text of "John Stuart Mill and Harriet Taylor: their correspondence [i. e. friendship]. Library. Top American Libraries. NASA Images Solar System Collection Ames Research Center. Brooklyn Museum. Full text of "A Catalogue of the Library of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts" See other formats. Gingerich, Owen, ed., Astrophysics and Twentieth Century Astronomy to 1950: Part A Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 1984. Gladstone, John H., "Notes on the Atmospheric Lines of the solar Spectrum, and on certain Spectra of Gases," Chemical News 4 1861: 140-2.

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