WorldCat Identities

Townsend, John 1955-

Overview
Works: 251 works in 679 publications in 4 languages and 21,834 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
Hunter's moon by John Townsend( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 471 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 456 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 446 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 392 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
Mysterious signs by John Townsend( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 372 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 )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 358 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 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the behavior and characteristics of different reptiles, from the hard-shelled tortoises, turtles and terrapins to the geckos and skinks that can shed their tails and run when captured by a predator
Mysterious disappearances by John Townsend( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Dutch and held by 346 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 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Dutch and held by 331 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 arachnids by John Townsend( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the physical characteristics, habitats, life cycle, and behavior of different kinds of spiders
Pox, pus & plague : a history of disease and infection by John Townsend( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Danish and held by 328 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 mammals by John Townsend( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 325 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
World War II by John Townsend( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 324 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
Mysterious visitors by John Townsend( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Dutch and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the facts and theories about ghosts and other bizarre and unexplained phenomena
Incredible insects by John Townsend( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces a variety of unusual facts about the physical characteristics and behavior of insects
Incredible birds by John Townsend( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 297 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
Amazing animal communicators by John Townsend( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readers learn about the many ways animals communicate
Speurneuzen & fijnproevers : zintuigen van dieren by John Townsend( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 243 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 helpers by John Townsend( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces readers to animals that help humans and other animals in incredible ways
 
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Mysterious urban myths
Alternative Names
Townsend, John Mr

タウンゼンド, ジョン

Languages
English (115)

Spanish (14)

Dutch (8)

Danish (1)

Covers
Mysterious urban mythsMysterious monstersIncredible fishMysterious signsScalpels, stitches & scars : a history of surgeryIncredible reptilesMysterious disappearancesIncredible amphibians