WorldCat Identities

Whiting, Jim 1943-

Overview
Works: 305 works in 852 publications in 1 language and 31,162 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Literature  History  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: GV1102.7.M59, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jim Whiting
The role of religion in the early Islamic world by Jim Whiting( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how the Muslim religion started, including the life of the Prophet Muhammad; the Hegira and Kaaba; caliphs; the split of the Sunni and Shi'a and the beliefs of both; Sufism; the Muslim calendar; key events that are remembered in Islam today; and the Hajj, or pilgrimage to Makkah. --Publishers Description
My teenage life in China by Jim Whiting( )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CUSTOMS AND CULTURES OF THE WORLD12 titles64 pages eachWhat better guides to help students learn about the world than teens of the world? This unique series looks at 12 countries, one of which is the Navajo Nation inside the United States, through the eyes of both expert authors and real-life teens who live in those countries. The author provides background information on the history, culture, customs, politics, and economy of the country, while the teen describes for readers their points of view on teen life there. The teen authors not only inform about facts, but explore their own thoughts on ideas on the future of their nations. It s one-on-one learning and exploring.Each title in this series includes the series foreword by Professor Kum-Kum Bhavnani, a sociologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an award-winning filmmaker with a focus on international women s studies. Prof. Bhavnani was born in London of Indian parents and has traveled and taught around the world, including more than a dozen summers hosting international students in London. She reflects on the importance to everyone, especially young people, of understanding how cultures of the world interact.Each title in CUSTOMS AND CULTURES OF THE WORLD includes color photos throughout, and back matter including an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Key Icons in this series are: Words to Understand shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced color type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions, building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content-rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each title referring back to subjects covered within. They challenge the reader s comprehension of the material they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each title as well and give readers suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the backmatter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field
My teenage life in Australia by Jim Whiting( )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CUSTOMS AND CULTURES OF THE WORLD12 titles64 pages eachWhat better guides to help students learn about the world than teens of the world? This unique series looks at 12 countries, one of which is the Navajo Nation inside the United States, through the eyes of both expert authors and real-life teens who live in those countries. The author provides background information on the history, culture, customs, politics, and economy of the country, while the teen describes for readers their points of view on teen life there. The teen authors not only inform about facts, but explore their own thoughts on ideas on the future of their nations. It s one-on-one learning and exploring. Each title in this series includes the series foreword by Professor Kum-Kum Bhavnani, a sociologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an award-winning filmmaker with a focus on international women s studies. Prof. Bhavnani was born in London of Indian parents and has traveled and taught around the world, including more than a dozen summers hosting international students in London. She reflects on the importance to everyone, especially young people, of understanding how cultures of the world interact. Each title in CUSTOMS AND CULTURES OF THE WORLD includes color photos throughout, and back matter including an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Key Icons in this series are: Words to Understand shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced color type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions, building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content-rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each title referring back to subjects covered within. They challenge the reader s comprehension of the material they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each title as well and give readers suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the backmatter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field
My teenage life in Brazil by Jim Whiting( )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CUSTOMS AND CULTURES OF THE WORLD12 titles64 pages eachWhat better guides to help students learn about the world than teens of the world? This unique series looks at 12 countries, one of which is the Navajo Nation inside the United States, through the eyes of both expert authors and real-life teens who live in those countries. The author provides background information on the history, culture, customs, politics, and economy of the country, while the teen describes for readers their points of view on teen life there. The teen authors not only inform about facts, but explore their own thoughts on ideas on the future of their nations. It s one-on-one learning and exploring.Each title in this series includes the series foreword by Professor Kum-Kum Bhavnani, a sociologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an award-winning filmmaker with a focus on international women s studies. Prof. Bhavnani was born in London of Indian parents and has traveled and taught around the world, including more than a dozen summers hosting international students in London. She reflects on the importance to everyone, especially young people, of understanding how cultures of the world interact.Each title in CUSTOMS AND CULTURES OF THE WORLD includes color photos throughout, and back matter including an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Key Icons in this series are: Words to Understand shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced color type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions, building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content-rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each title referring back to subjects covered within. They challenge the reader s comprehension of the material they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each title as well and give readers suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the backmatter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field
Oswald Avery and the story of DNA by Vesta-Nadine Severs( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the Canadian-born bacteriologist whose research on pneumonia and other bacteria led to a new understanding of DNA which, in turn, led to DNA fingerprinting in criminal investigation, paternity testing, and genetic engineering for medical purposes
The story of the Chicago Bears by Jim Whiting( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2020 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The history of the National Football League's Chicago Bears, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1919 to today"--Provided by publisher
Blood and guts : the basics of mixed martial arts by Jim Whiting( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discusses the basics of mixed martial arts including the sport's history, rules, moves, and famous fighters"--Provided by publisher
Yo-Yo Ma : a biography by Jim Whiting( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: A musician of rare artistry, the self-effacing yet charismatic Yo-Yo Ma connects with his audiences with startling effectiveness. He remains devoted to the classical repertoire yet has long roved far beyond the Western classical music canon. Despite his real superstar status and thriving solo career, he has often sought out musicians outside the classical sphere and collaborated with them on fascinating recordings. Above all, he is committed to the ever-evolving musical odyssey of his Silk Road Ensemble, itself part of a broader Silk Road Project aiming to explore the deep and varied artistic connections between East and West. Ma's legions of admirers seek out his musical genius in his recordings. Here they can become acquainted with the energetic and charming Ma himself and trace the trajectory of his unique and distinguished career. The preeminent cellist Yo-Yo Ma may be the world's best known classical musician, and this portrait shows how his personality and unusual background inform his music
Medieval knights by Jim Whiting( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Describes medieval knights, including who they were and how they fought"--Provided by publisher
Scary places by Jim Whiting( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Describes places that have been the location of mysterious events and explores whether or not the events could have happened"--Provided by publisher
Medieval castles by Jim Whiting( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Describes medieval castles, including why and how they were built"--Provided by publisher
Medieval arms and armor by Jim Whiting( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Describes the weapons and defenses used in the Middle Ages"--Provided by publisher
The Bermuda Triangle by Jim Whiting( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the disappearance of five United States Navy torpedo bombers, known as Flight 19, led by Lieutenant Charles Taylor, on December 5, 1945, in the Bermuda Triangle
Hercules by Jim Whiting( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the story of Hercules and his twelve labors, with "for your information" pages that explain the history and characters involved in the myth
The story of the attack on Pearl Harbor by Jim Whiting( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the attack on Pearl Harbor and events that led to war
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado by Jim Whiting( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the life and exploration of the Spanish nobleman, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
Inside the cage : the greatest fights of mixed martial arts by Jim Whiting( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discusses some of the best mixed martial arts fights in the sport's history and how MMA managed to survive its dark days"--Provided by publisher
The life and times of George Frideric Handel by Jim Whiting( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the life and career of the eighteenth-century German composer
Manchester United by Jim Whiting( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A chronicle of the people, matches, and world events that shaped the European men's English soccer team known as Manchester United, from its founding in 1878 to today"--
Scary stories by Jim Whiting( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Describes legendary scary stories and explores whether or not the stories could be true"--Provided by publisher
 
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Oswald Avery and the story of DNA
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Oswald Avery and the story of DNABlood and guts : the basics of mixed martial artsYo-Yo Ma : a biographyMedieval knightsScary placesMedieval castlesMedieval arms and armorThe Bermuda Triangle
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