WorldCat Identities

Townsend, John 1955-

Overview
Works: 288 works in 787 publications in 3 languages and 21,395 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Fiction  Young adult works  Horror fiction  Detective and mystery comic books, strips, etc  Horror tales 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Townsend
World War II by John Townsend( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This high-interest series, aimed at reluctant readers, looks at secret campaigns behind the major conflicts of the past 100 years. Biographical sidebars focus on heroic or notorious personalities. Highlighted fact features include special operations and their results, resistance movements, propaganda and the history of the time - as is known ... and not readily known"--Provided by publisher
Hunter's moon by John Townsend( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Halloween approaches, Neil has a growing fear of the woods on the farm where he is filling in as gamekeeper since, besides the rumor that a big cat is loose, he has also received a warning to "beware the nights of the Hunter's Moon" which are about to begin
Mysterious urban myths by John Townsend( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Dutch and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses mysterious urban legends with codes as to their truthfulness. Includes a page-by-page glossary of words and phrases
Mysterious monsters by John Townsend( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Dutch and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at such mythical creatures and real animals as Komodo dragons, giant squid, vampires, dragons, and Bigfoot
Incredible fish by John Townsend( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the behavior and characteristics of different kinds of fish, from the grazers that eat plants on the ocean floor to the anglerfish, which has its own rod and line to catch other fish
Speurneuzen & fijnproevers : zintuigen van dieren by John Townsend( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the powerful and unique senses of numerous animals, covering sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch, and looking at the way a shark finds its prey
Amazing animal communicators by John Townsend( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readers learn about the many ways animals communicate
Mysterious signs by John Townsend( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers explanations for strange events such as crop circles and ghost sightings
Scalpels, stitches & scars : a history of surgery by John Townsend( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a survey of the history of surgery and its techniques
Incredible reptiles by John Townsend( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an introduction to reptiles, in simple text with illustrations, describing their physical characteristics, habitat, behavior, and life cycle
Mysterious disappearances by John Townsend( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Dutch and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates cases of people who have mysteriously disappeared, never to be found
Incredible amphibians by John Townsend( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of amphibians, including frogs, toads, and lizards, discussing how they breathe, feed, reproduce, and defend themselves
Incredible arachnids by John Townsend( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the physical characteristics, habitats, life cycle, and behavior of different kinds of spiders
Incredible mammals by John Townsend( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the behavior and characteristics of different mammals, from the sharp-toothed rodents that dwell throughout most of the world, to the duck-billed platypus that is found only in or near water in Australia
Mysterious encounters by John Townsend( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Dutch and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores reports of mysterious objects that have landed on earth, from "frozen water meteorites" to live pink frogs to UFOs, as well as what may still be heading this way
Incredible insects by John Townsend( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces a variety of unusual facts about the physical characteristics and behavior of insects
Pox, pus & plague : a history of disease and infection by John Townsend( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how people throughout history have dealt with diseases such as smallpox, polio, typhoid, and more, and examines the symptoms and scientific discoveries that effect the way diseases are treated
Incredible birds by John Townsend( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the physical characteristics, habitats, and behavior of a wide variety of birds, from the tiny hummingbird to the huge ostrich
Mysterious visitors by John Townsend( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Dutch and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the facts and theories about ghosts and other bizarre and unexplained phenomena
Pills, powders & potions : a history of medication by John Townsend( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how people throughout history treated illnesses, including the use of snails to cure sore throats and tobacco leaves to treat kidney stones
 
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Audience level: 0.38 (from 0.28 for Scalpels, ... to 0.66 for Chronicles ...)

Mysterious urban myths
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Hunter's moonMysterious urban mythsMysterious monstersIncredible fishMysterious signsScalpels, stitches & scars : a history of surgeryIncredible reptilesMysterious disappearances
Alternative Names
Townsend, John Mr

タウンゼンド, ジョン

Languages
English (128)

Spanish (14)

Dutch (8)