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George Wilson (21 February 1818 — 22 November 1859) was Regius Professor of Technology at the University of Edinburgh, and the first Director of the Industrial Museum of Scotland.

Born in Edinburgh, he attended the Royal High School and trained as a doctor at the University, where he completed a doctoral thesis on haloid salts in 1839. He lectured in chemistry at the Royal College of Surgeons from 1840, and was appointed lecturer at the Veterinary College in 1843. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1845, and served as President of Royal Scottish Society of Arts, 1855-1857.

On the establishment of the Industrial Museum of Scotland in 1855, Wilson was appointed its director. He recruited expatriate Scots from around the world to send back specimens for the national collection, and gave many public lectures. Though battling ill health, he served in the directorship for four years until his death.

Wilson published many books and journal articles on the history of science, and was the author of Life of Henry Cavendish (1851) and Researches on Colour-Blindness (1855).

He was the younger brother of the anthropologist Sir Daniel Wilson.

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Total Books: 116
The Pentagon Labyrinth 10 Short Essays to Help You Through It
2011 - The Pentagon Labyrinth 10 Short Essays to Help You Through It (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780615446240
ISBN-10: 0615446248
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At Last I Know
2010 - At Last I Know (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781846244100
ISBN-10: 1846244102
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The Five Senses Or Gateways To Knowledge
2010 - The Five Senses or Gateways to Knowledge [1860] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781120976789
ISBN-10: 1120976782
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Memoir of Edward Forbes
2010 - Memoir of Edward Forbes (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781143539701
ISBN-10: 1143539702
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the King's Courts at Westminster  Cases in the Court of Common Pleas 1746-1774
A Handbook of Hygiene and Sanitary Science
2010 - A Handbook of Hygiene and Sanitary Science (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142510008
ISBN-10: 114251000X
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Handbook of Hygiene and Sanitary Science
2010 - Handbook of Hygiene and Sanitary Science (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142654559
ISBN-10: 1142654559
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Healthy Life and Healthy Dwellings a Guide to Hygiene
2010 - Healthy Life and Healthy Dwellings a Guide to Hygiene (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781142454463
ISBN-10: 1142454460
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the King's Courts at Westminster  Volume 1
2010 - Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the King's Courts at Westminster Volume 1 [1742-1774] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781142739607
ISBN-10: 1142739600
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the King's Courts at Westminster  Cases in the Court of Common Pleas 1753-1769
Chemistry
2010 - Chemistry (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781143046322
ISBN-10: 1143046323
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Portrait Gallery of the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New-York Catalogue and Biographical Sketches
The Financial Philosophy Or the Principles of the Science of Money  with Observations On the Present Situation
Counsels of an Invalid Letters On Religious Subjects
2010 - Counsels of an Invalid Letters on Religious Subjects (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781141835218
ISBN-10: 1141835215
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Five Gateways of Knowledge
2010 - The Five Gateways of Knowledge (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781141154500
ISBN-10: 1141154501
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Religio Chemici Essays
2010 - Religio Chemici Essays (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781152797291
ISBN-10: 1152797298
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Cyril A Poem in Four Cantos and Minor Poems
2010 - Cyril a Poem in Four Cantos and Minor Poems (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781152016590
ISBN-10: 1152016598
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The Life of Henry Cavendish Including Abstracts of His More Important Scientific Papers and a Critical Inquiry Into the Claims of All the
Philip Melanchthon 1497-1560
2009 - Philip Melanchthon 1497-1560 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151587565
ISBN-10: 1151587567
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The Life of the Hon Henry Cavendish
2009 - The Life of the Hon Henry Cavendish (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781150728068
ISBN-10: 115072806X
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2000 - If You Survive [Audio Cassette - Unabridged] (Other)Paperback, Audio CD
1994 - Managing Quality [Institute of Management Diploma S.] (Paperback)
1992 - Tex Johnston Jet Age Pilot [Bantam Air & Space Series] (Paperback)
1991 - Africans South of the Sahara [Peoples of the World] (Hardcover)
Life of the Honorable Henry Cavendish [History , Philosophy & Sociology of Science] (Hardcover)
Saboteurs the Psycho Duel [Perry Rhodan #115 & #116] (Paperback)