WorldCat Identities

Limburg, Peter R.

Overview
Works: 24 works in 48 publications in 1 language and 5,872 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Dictionaries  Folklore  Terminology 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PE1574, 422
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter R Limburg
Stories behind words : the origins and histories of 285 English words by Peter R Limburg( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how language evolves by relating the histories of words associated with seven different topics
Weird! : the complete book of Halloween words by Peter R Limburg( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents definitions and the historical background of words associated with Halloween
Farming the waters by Peter R Limburg( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of your heart by Peter R Limburg( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the structure, function, and malfunctions of the heart and techniques used to repair this vital organ. Includes a discussion of ways to prevent heart damage
Vessels for underwater exploration by Peter R Limburg( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oceanographic institutions : science studies the sea by Peter R Limburg( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watch out, it's poison ivy! by Peter R Limburg( Book )

2 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the characteristics of poison ivy and its relatives, poison oak and poison sumac, discussing their effect on man and methods of treatment after exposure
Poisonous plants by Peter R Limburg( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and illustrations introduce the poisonous characteristics of sixty-three common house, garden, woodland, and field plants
Chickens, chickens, chickens by Peter R Limburg( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the physical characteristics, behavior, diseases, breeds, raising, and peck order of chickens and includes information on egg production and chickens in history, folklore, and the English language
What's in the names of flowers by Peter R Limburg( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the origins of the names of more than fifty cultivated flowers and relates stories and superstitions concerning the plants
What's in the names of stars and constellations by Peter R Limburg( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truths and legends about the names of the stars, planets, constellations, and general astronomical terms
Termites by Peter R Limburg( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the physical characteristics, behavior, environment, and life cycle of various species of termites
What's-in-the-names of birds by Peter R Limburg( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the name origins of forty-eight familiar birds found in North America and relates anecdotes, legends, and superstitions connected with each bird
What's in the names of antique weapons by Peter R Limburg( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history, use, and name derivation of many different weapons from earliest times to the present
What's in the names of wild animals by Peter R Limburg( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the habitat, classification, and origins of the names of various wild animals throughout the world and relates legends and superstitions about them
What's in the names of fruit by Peter R Limburg( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief, alphabetically arranged anecdotes trace the origins of fifty-four common fruits
The story of corn by Peter R Limburg( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the expanding use of corn as a food and as a valuable item in several areas of science
102 questions and answers about the sea by Peter R Limburg( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals some of the characteristics of the ocean and its inhabitants through answers to frequently asked questions including "What is an iceberg?" "What are the largest fish?" and "How high do waves get?"
Deceived : the story of the Donner Party by Peter R Limburg( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep-sea detectives : maritime mysteries and forensic science by Peter R Limburg( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Deceived : the story of the Donner Party
Alternative Names
Limburg, Peter

Limburg, Peter R.

Languages
English (40)

Covers
Deep-sea detectives : maritime mysteries and forensic science