WorldCat Identities

Claiborne, Robert

Overview
Works: 52 works in 354 publications in 7 languages and 13,400 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Terms and phrases  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PE1580, 970.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Claiborne
Time by Samuel A Goudsmit( Book )

45 editions published between 1966 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,734 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 first Americans by Robert Claiborne( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 1,697 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
The birth of writing by Robert Claiborne( Book )

70 editions published between 1948 and 1987 in 7 languages and held by 1,553 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 1,351 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 )

23 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 1,080 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 )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 928 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 691 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 )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 618 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 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 341 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
The First Americans by Robert Claiborne( Book )

68 editions published between 1973 and 1994 in 7 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the first Americans that were prehistoric
Medical genetics by Victor A McKusick( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the informal scholarship and good-humored wit that are his trademarks, Robert Claiborne reveals the wonders buried in our speech, vivid images of people and customs of the past. As the reader soon discovers, they are "a sort of hidden poetry that can heighten the colors and sharpen the meanings of words and phrases that we read or write daily."
English : its life and times by Robert Claiborne( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'homme et le temps by Samuel A Goudsmit( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 1974 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Word mysteries & histories : from quiche to humble pie
Alternative Names
Robert Claiborne músic estatunidenc

Robert Claiborne musicien américain

Robert Claiborne músico estadounidense

Robert Claiborne yhdysvaltalainen muusikko

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Languages
English (166)

Spanish (43)

German (42)

French (30)

Dutch (9)

Japanese (6)

Chinese (5)

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God or beast; evolution and human natureLoose cannons, red herrings, and other lost metaphors