WorldCat Identities

Irving, James Gordon

Overview
Works: 96 works in 310 publications in 2 languages and 15,722 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Identification guides  Handbooks and manuals  Pictorial works  Popular works 
Roles: Illustrator, Creator
Classifications: QL681, 598.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Gordon Irving
Insects; a guide to familiar American insects by Herbert S Zim( Book )

30 editions published between 1949 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 2,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to North American insects which gives popular name, describes life and reproduction cycles and feeding habits, and includes a range guide
Reptiles and amphibians : a guide to familiar American species by Herbert S Zim( Book )

32 editions published between 1953 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes 212 species of turtles, snakes, frogs, salamanders and their relatives
Birds; a guide to the most familiar American birds by Herbert S Zim( Book )

14 editions published between 1949 and 1987 in English and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictures 129 common birds, identifying their flight ranges, size, and appearance. Includes a table listing migration dates and nesting and feeding habits
Mammals; a guide to familiar American species by Herbert S Zim( Book )

17 editions published between 1955 and 1991 in English and Italian and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mammals have great economic value as well as their value as pets. This book discusses 218 of the most important of these animals, and provides a key to the major orders and families, including a list of scientific names
Fishes; a guide to fresh and salt-water species by Herbert S Zim( Book )

10 editions published between 1955 and 1987 in English and Italian and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated handbook of common fishes of North America, examining the characteristics, range, and description of twenty-two groups including herring-like fish, butterfly fishes and angelfishes, jacks, and sharks and rays
Stars : a guide to the constellations, sun, moon, planets, and other features of the heavens by Herbert S Zim( Book )

12 editions published between 1956 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On t.p.: A guide to the constellations, sun, moon, planets, and other features of the heavens
Gamebirds : a guide to North American species and their habits by Alexander Sprunt( Book )

4 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictures 89 game birds, identifying their breeding and wintering ranges, scientific and local names, size, weight, flight speed, and nesting and feeding habits
Fishes : a guide to fresh- and salt-water species : 278 fishes in full color by Herbert S Zim( Book )

8 editions published between 1955 and 1991 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated handbook of common fishes of North America, examining the characteristics, range, and description of twenty-two groups including herring-like fish, butterfly fishes and angelfishes, jacks, and sharks and rays
Dinosaurs by Herbert S Zim( Book )

4 editions published between 1954 and 1963 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the many dinosaurs, the age in which these enormous creatures thrived, and the conditions that reduced them to displays of brittle bones in today's museums
Snakes by Herbert S Zim( Book )

4 editions published between 1949 and 1968 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells how snakes reproduce, eat, move, protect themselves, and make poison, and gives other information on their habits and behavior
Lightning and thunder by Herbert S Zim( Book )

5 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains aspects of thunderstorms: rising, heated air ; electrical charges in the air ; lightning and its power, types and effects ; and thunder
Alligators and crocodiles by Herbert S Zim( Book )

9 editions published between 1952 and 1974 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief introduction to alligators and crocodiles, less dangerous than supposed, living fossils from the Age of Reptiles
Homing pigeons by Herbert S Zim( Book )

5 editions published between 1949 and 1970 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beginning handbook on raising homing pigeons, which covers lofts, feed, health, breeding, training, flying, racing, and showing
The great whales by Herbert S Zim( Book )

4 editions published between 1951 and 1968 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the whale's structure and adaptation to water life as a mammal, telling how it breathes, dives, feeds and mates, and briefly notes the importance of the whaling industry
Owls by Herbert S Zim( Book )

3 editions published between 1950 and 1977 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the owl, whose silent flight enables it to capture many careless rodents
Bird nests by Nina Shackelford( Book )

4 editions published between 1960 and 1969 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How and where different species of birds build their nests. Grades 1-3
Birds : a guide to familiar birds of North America by Herbert S Zim( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated guide to the identification of 129 common birds in the United States and southern Canada, describing their physical characteristics and habitats. Includes a table listing migration dates and nesting and feeding habits
Birds : a guide to familiar American birds : 129 birds in full color by Herbert S Zim( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictures 129 common birds, identifying their flight ranges, size, and appearance. Includes a table listing migration dates and nesting and feeding habits
Birds : a guide to familiar American birds by Herbert S Zim( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictures 129 common birds, identifying their flight ranges, size, and appearance. Includes a table listing migration dates and nesting and feeding habits
Insects : a guide to familiar American insects : 225 species in full color by Herbert S Zim( Book )

2 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to North American insects which gives popular name, describes life and reproduction cycles and feeding habits, and includes a range guide
 
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Stars : a guide to the constellations, sun, moon, planets, and other features of the heavens
Alternative Names
Irving, James G.

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Languages
English (171)

Italian (4)

Covers
Reptiles and amphibians : a guide to familiar American speciesBirds; a guide to the most familiar American birdsMammals; a guide to familiar American speciesFishes; a guide to fresh and salt-water speciesStars : a guide to the constellations, sun, moon, planets, and other features of the heavensFishes : a guide to fresh- and salt-water species : 278 fishes in full colorBirds : a guide to familiar birds of North AmericaBirds : a guide to familiar American birdsInsects : a guide to familiar American insects : 225 species in full color