a.1.Of or pertaining to A. G. Werner, The German mineralogist and geologist, who classified minerals according to their external characters, and advocated the theory that the strata of the earth's crust were formed by depositions from water; designating, or according to, Werner's system.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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1808 - The organisational meeting that led to the creation of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.
Scoresby delivered several papers on the northern seas to the Edinburgh-based Wernerian Natural History Society, of which he became a fellow in 1809.
Scoresby's North Pole plan was put forward to the Wernerian Society in March 1815.
A su vuelta a Edimburgo, en 1819, realizo un curso de perfeccionamiento en Fisica y Ciencias Naturales e ingreso en la Wernerian Natural History Society.
El estudio del medio natural americano atrajo pronto la atencion de William Jameson; en noviembre de 1820, Robert Kaye Greville (1794-1866) hace publicos, en el seno de la Wernerian Natural History Society, los primeros resultados de las herborizaciones de Jameson en Groelandia, entre ellos Potentilla jamesoniana Grev.
The Isle of Arran and the observations of Robert Jameson (founder of the Wernerian Society of Edinburgh) then follow.
It is possible that Kirwan encouraged Knox, and may have advised on the arrangement of the collection, as the catalogs are laid out according to Wernerian principles which Kirwan promoted.
The NAHSTE project also includes records of organisations, including the modern scientific bodies in molecular biology and animal genetics and antique ones such as the Wernerian Natural History Society, as well as of Scotland's Antarctic undertaking of 1902.
Combining Wernerian theory with Toulmin's ideas, one would expect that children's skill in analyzing arguments includes learning to differentiate arguments within an ongoing stream of discourse, learning to differentiate and use criteria to evaluate evidence and reasoning, and learning to evaluate evidence and reasoning in ways that constitute an adequate refutation, given the expectations of proof within a given argument field.
Finally, work from Delia, Clark and their colleagues on the development of communication skills shows that children's functional communication skills develop systematically, consistent with a Wernerian framework (see the reviews of Delia & O'Keefe, 1979; O'Keefe & Delia, 1985).
These achievements earned him membership in Jameson's Wernerian Society in 1809, the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1819, the Royal Society in London in 1824 (McConnell, 1986:258), and, in 1831, the British Association for the Advancement of Science, which Scoresby served both as consulting expert on magnetism (Morrell and Thackray, 1984:97) and as a regional secretary (Morrell and Thackray, 1984:14).
Back in Scotland he continued to promote those theories, and in order to facilitate this he founded the Wernerian Natural History Society in 1808.