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Crofton, Ian (Ian D.)

Overview
Works: 11 works in 45 publications in 5 languages and 1,247 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Maps  Children's maps  Literature  Trivia and miscellanea  Chronologies  Humor 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QH541.5.D4, 577.54
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Most widely held works by Ian Crofton
Deserts and semideserts by Michael Allaby( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive look at the desert and semidesert biomes, examining their climate, plants, animals, people, and future, plus detailed views of some famous or important desert locations
The little book of big history : the story of the universe, human civilization, and everything in between by Ian Crofton( Book )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An endeavor to encapsulate the entire story of the cosmos breaks down the main themes of Big History, providing a highly informative and accessible narrative that shines a whole new light on science as we learned it and makes us think of our history--and our future--in a very different way
Atoms and elements by David A Bradley( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information on the different forms of matter--solids, liquids, and gases--and their components, as well as facts about the periodic table and the elements it represents
Science without the boring bits : a curious chronology of discovery, invention and wild speculation by Ian Crofton( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The little book of big history : the story of life, the universe and everything by Ian Crofton( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and Chinese and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Big Bang to the future of our planet, The Little Book of Big History divides history into manageable but comprehensive time frames, encompassing the cosmos, the stars, life and everything in between. Big History is the attempt to understand and condense the entire story of the cosmos, from the Big Bang to the current day. Combining methods from history, astronomy, physics and biology to draw together the big story arcs of how the universe was created, why planets formed and how life developed, this creates a unique perspective from which to understand the place of mankind in the universe. Excited by the alternative 'framework for all knowledge' that is offered by this approach, Bill Gates is funding the Big History Project, which aims to bring the subject to a wider audience around the world. The Little Book of Big History breaks down the main themes of Big History into highly informative and accessible parts for all readers to enjoy. By giving a truly complete timeline of world events, this book shines a whole different light on history as we learned it and makes us think of our history - and our future - in a very different way
Science without the boring bits : cranks, curiosities, crazy experiments, and wild speculation by Ian Crofton( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Forget Boyle's law, polymer chains, cellular respiration and fields of force - here's all the really interesting stuff you never learnt during science lessons at school. But this isn't fantasy, this is hard fact: Fact: The stethoscope owes its invention in 1816 to a young doctor who was too embarrassed to put his ear to a young woman's chest; Fact: In 1954 a Soviet surgeon grafted a puppy's head onto the shoulder of a German shepherd dog; Fact: Since falling off a ship in 1992, fleets of yellow rubber ducks have provided invaluable data on the currents of the world's oceans. Science Without the Boring Bits covers all the important (and some of the totally unimportant) branches of science: Physics: from experiments involving the slow removal of one's stockings to the Dutchman who tested the Doppler effect by placing an entire orchestra on a railway wagon; Zoology: from the spontaneous generation of mice from rotting wheat to the discovery' that swallows spend their winters at the bottom of lakes; Botany: from the rhododendron honey that makes men mad to the use of ginger as an equine suppository; Meteorology: from showers of frogs and fish to the man struck by lightning seven times; Astronomy: from the Greek philosopher who believed the sun was a great disk of blazing metal to the American astronomer who saw irrigation canals on Mars."--Publisher's description
The totally useless history of science by Ian Crofton( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forget Boyle's law, polymer chains, cellular respiration and fields of force - here's all the really interesting stuff you never learnt during science lessons at school. But this isn't fantasy, this is hard fact: Fact: The stethoscope owes its invention in 1816 to a young doctor who was too embarrassed to put his ear to a young woman's chest; Fact: In 1954 a Soviet surgeon grafted a puppy's head onto the shoulder of a German shepherd dog; Fact: Since falling off a ship in 1992, fleets of yellow rubber ducks have provided invaluable data on the currents of the world's oceans. The totally useless history of science covers all the important (and some of the totally unimportant) branches of science: Physics: from experiments involving the slow removal of one's stockings to the Dutchman who tested the Doppler effect by placing an entire orchestra on a railway wagon; Zoology: from the spontaneous generation of mice from rotting wheat to the discovery' that swallows spend their winters at the bottom of lakes; Botany: from the rhododendron honey that makes men mad to the use of ginger as an equine suppository; Meteorology: from showers of frogs and fish to the man struck by lightning seven times; Astronomy: from the Greek philosopher who believed the sun was a great disk of blazing metal to the American astronomer who saw irrigation canals on Mars
Desiertos y semidesiertos by Michael Allaby( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive look at the desert and semidesert biomes, examining their climate, plants, animals, people, and future, plus detailed views of some famous or important desert locations
Ørken( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kılçıksız bilim : buluşlar, keşifler ve trajik çuvallamalar tarihi by Ian Crofton( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Turkish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Deserts and semi-deserts by Michael Allaby( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Atoms and elementsScience without the boring bits : a curious chronology of discovery, invention and wild speculationScience without the boring bits : cranks, curiosities, crazy experiments, and wild speculationThe totally useless history of scienceDesiertos y semidesiertosDeserts and semi-deserts
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