WorldCat Identities

Townsend, John 1955-

Overview
Works: 324 works in 834 publications in 3 languages and 21,575 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Fiction  Young adult works  Horror fiction  Horror tales  High interest-low vocabulary books  Detective and mystery comic books, strips, etc 
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 483 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 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Neil loves working as a gamekeeper. But something very strange is going on in the woods ... First his boss has a mysterious accident. Then there are the scratch marks on the trees ... What is the meaning of the message Neil receives? And why should he beware the Hunter's Moon?" [Back cover]
Mysterious urban myths by John Townsend( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Dutch and held by 434 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 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at such mythical creatures and real animals as Komodo dragons, giant squid, vampires, dragons, and Bigfoot
Speurneuzen & fijnproevers : zintuigen van dieren by John Townsend( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 367 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 )

8 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 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers explanations for strange events such as crop circles and ghost sightings
Incredible fish by John Townsend( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 350 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
Incredible reptiles by John Townsend( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces a variety of unusual facts about the physical characteristics and behavior of insects
Scalpels, stitches & scars : a history of surgery by John Townsend( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Dutch and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 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
Incredible mammals by John Townsend( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 326 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
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 313 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
Mysterious encounters by John Townsend( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Dutch and held by 307 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 birds by John Townsend( Book )

8 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
Mysterious visitors by John Townsend( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Dutch and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn how mollusks live, eat, breed, and the strange ways they can look and act in order to survive
 
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Audience level: 0.38 (from 0.28 for Scalpels, ... to 0.52 for Speurneuze ...)

Mysterious urban myths
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Hunter's moonMysterious urban mythsMysterious monstersMysterious signsIncredible fishIncredible reptilesIncredible amphibiansIncredible insects
Alternative Names
Townsend, John Mr

タウンゼンド, ジョン

Languages
English (128)

Spanish (16)

Dutch (8)