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Claiborne, Robert

Overview
Works: 50 works in 390 publications in 8 languages and 13,068 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Terms and phrases  Handbooks and manuals  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Instrumentalist, Contributor
Classifications: PE1580, 422.03
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Claiborne
The first Americans by Robert Claiborne( Book )

66 editions published between 1973 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 1,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes a chapter on Eskimos. Gives the history cultural-anthropological description of the Eskimos. Other chapters focus on the various types of Indians spread across the American continents
Time by Samuel A Goudsmit( Book )

51 editions published between 1965 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive exploration into the many facets of time. Examines through text and photograph the concepts of measurement and use of timekeeping instruments in astronomy, physics, engineering, geology and biology
The birth of writing by Robert Claiborne( Book )

75 editions published between 1948 and 1993 in 7 languages and held by 1,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 15
Our marvelous native tongue : the life and times of the English language by Robert Claiborne( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts a history of the English language from its Indo-European origins to the present
Climate, man, and history by Robert Claiborne( Book )

29 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in 4 languages and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climate past and present. Climate and emerging man. Climate and civilization. Climate and history
The roots of English : a reader's handbook of word origins by Robert Claiborne( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reader's handbook of word origins
Word mysteries & histories : from quiche to humble pie by Houghton Mifflin Company( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the etymology of over 500 words in the English language
Loose cannons & red herrings : a book of lost metaphors by Robert Claiborne( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the wonders buried in everyday speech, vivid images of people and human encounters from the past. More than a thousand metaphors are collected here
God or beast; evolution and human nature by Robert Claiborne( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The science writer refutes the ideas of Desmond Morris, B.F. Skinner, and others in presenting his theory about human behavior and man's evolutionary lineage
Cell membranes : biochemistry, cell biology, & pathology( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saying what you mean : a commonsense guide to American usage by Robert Claiborne( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The summer stargazer : astronomy for absolute beginners by Robert Claiborne( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On every side the sea: man's involvement with the oceans by Robert Claiborne( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the geographic and biological variations in different parts of the oceans and discusses the oceans' importance to man as a source of food and industry, as an object of continuing research, and as an influencing factor on climate and weather
Medical genetics by Victor A McKusick( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and Italian and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loose cannons, red herrings, and other lost metaphors by Robert Claiborne( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English language is a treasury of splendid mysteries, among them the many words and phrases whose origins we no longer know. Often the original meaning was literal, pertaining to forgotten objects or activities{u2014}such as "aftermath," which once meant the grass that sprang up after a farmer had mowed a field
The life & times of the English language : the history of our marvellous native tongue by Robert Claiborne( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English : its life and times by Robert Claiborne( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Besiedelung Amerikas by Robert Claiborne( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in German and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entdeckung; Hochkulturen; Indianer; Inuit; Mensch; Volksstamm
L'homme et le temps by Samuel A Goudsmit( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 1974 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shi jian by Samuel A Goudsmit( Book )

5 editions published between 1973 and 1999 in Chinese and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Word mysteries & histories : from quiche to humble pie
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God or beast; evolution and human natureLoose cannons, red herrings, and other lost metaphors
Alternative Names
Robert Claiborne músic estatunidenc

Robert Claiborne musicien américain

Robert Claiborne músico estadounidense

Robert Claiborne muzician american

Robert Claiborne usona muzikisto

Robert Claiborne yhdysvaltalainen muusikko

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Languages
English (189)

Spanish (52)

German (39)

French (34)

Dutch (11)

Chinese (8)

Japanese (6)

Italian (1)