WorldCat Identities

McGowan, Christopher

Overview
Works: 70 works in 295 publications in 4 languages and 9,148 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: QE861, 560
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christopher McGowan
Dinosaurs, spitfires, and sea dragons by Christopher McGowan( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dinosaur discovery : everything you need to be a paleontologist by Christopher McGowan( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses hands-on activities to present information about dinosaurs and to show how paleontologists study the prehistoric creatures, such as making sedimentary rock, replicating fossils, and re-creating dinosaur bones using things you have around your house
The dragon seekers : how an extraordinary circle of fossilists discovered the dinosaurs and paved the way for Darwin by Christopher McGowan( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Dragon Seekers' is a book about the early fossilists, an extraordinary group of individuals who first identifed the dinosaurs and whose discoveries helped pave the way for Darwin, and the publication of 'The Origin of Species' in 1859
Diatoms to dinosaurs : the size and scale of living things by Christopher McGowan( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Diatoms to Dinosaurs, Chris McGowan takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the natural world, and examines life in all its various forms. He imparts the excitement of discovery and the joy of understanding as he demonstrates the central importance of size and scale to the survival of living organisms.McGowan investigates a wide range of size-related phenomena, from the gliding mechanism of diatoms to blood pressure problems of dinosaurs. Questions asked ⁰́₄ and answered ⁰́₄ include: Will we ever see giant insects the size of pterodactyls? Why are ants so much stronger relative to body size than elephants? What do a clam, a condor, a tortoise, and a sturgeon have in common? How did the skeleton of a 28-ton Apatosaurus support its weight? How can blood get from the heart to the head of a giraffe without rupturing blood vessels? The author explicates the scientific concepts ⁰́₄ both physical and biological ⁰́₄ needed to inform the relevant phenomena: area/volume relations, metabolism and other basic physiology, kinetic energy, inertial forces, the biology of senescence, boundary layers, and Reynolds numbers. Numerous illustrations scattered throughout the text make the biophysical principles easily comprehensible to readers, regardless of their scientific sophistication
The raptor and the lamb : predators and prey in the living world by Christopher McGowan( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr. Christopher McGowan takes the reader on a guided tour of predator-prey relationships through the very different but often overlapping worlds of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, plants, insects, and microorganisms, as well as the fossilized record of the dinosaurs. We learn, in every instance, not only the intricacies of interdependence in the vast chain of being but also the astonishing adaptability that is inherent in nature, whether the drama be played out on the African plains, in the depths of the ocean, or in the familiar confines of our own backyard."--Jacket
A practical guide to vertebrate mechanics by Christopher McGowan( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A thorough understanding of the form, function, and design of animals is essential to any working biologist's knowledge. In the author's view, however, this fast-growing field of study can be made much more exciting and accessible with a hands-on, practical approach. This is the view of A Practical Guide to Vertebrate Mechanics." "This text can be considered an engineering book for biologists. The emphasis is on vertebrates, and each topic begins with a discussion of the underlying principles, followed immediately by practical experiments and laboratory exercises." "What sets this book apart from others on functional anatomy is its emphasis on practical work. Many of the experiments are simple to conduct. Detailed instructions for setting up the experiments are given in an appendix, and sample results are included to guide the student." "A Practical Guide to Vertebrate Mechanics will form an important part of undergraduate and beginning graduate courses for zoology, anatomy, biomechanics, and paleontology students."--Jacket
Rail, steam, and speed : the "Rocket" and the birth of steam locomotion by Christopher McGowan( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From October 6 through 14, 1829, in a small village just outside Liverpool, England, ten thousand spectators gathered to witness one of the most remarkable events of the Industrial Age: a battle among locomotives that became known as the Rainhill Trials. Five machines were entered in the competition: the horse-powered Cycloped attained a top speed of only five miles per hour, while Perseverence - which looked like a giant iron bottle standing upright atop four wagon wheels - creaked along at a walking pace. But the three-way race between Robert Stephenson's Rocket, Timothy Harworth's Sans Pareil, and the crowd favorite, John Braithwaite and John Ericson's Novelty, astonished the gathered crowds. The unfamiliar clank of machinery, huge billows of steam, and unprecedented speeds of thirty miles per hour thrilled the crowds during the trials' carnival-like atmosphere. The Rocket won the competition, though it had been claimed that the machine was not the superior locomotive. Rail, Steam, and Speed explains why and offers an absorbing account of the trials, people, and science that gave birth to steam locomotion."--Jacket
Make your own dinosaur out of chicken bones : foolproof instructions for budding paleontologists by Christopher McGowan( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With simple explanations and easy-to-follow diagrams, you can turn the remains of your chicken supper into a miniature replica of an Apatosaurus, better known to budding paleontologists as the fabulous Brontosaurus."--Back cover
T. rex to go : build your own from chicken bones by Christopher McGowan( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the colossal tradition of "Make Your Own Dinosaur out of Chicken Bones", Toronto paleontologist McGowan rises to the mightiest challenge of all--creating the chicken-bone T-Rex
Discover dinosaurs : become a dinosaur detective by Christopher McGowan( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses hands-on activities to present information about dinosaurs and to show how paleontologists have learned about these prehistoric creatures
The successful dragons : a natural history of extinct reptiles by Christopher McGowan( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dragon seekers : how an extraordinary circle of fossilists discovered the dinosaurs and paved the way for Darwin by Christopher McGowan( )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the backdrop of the Industrial Revolution, an extraordinary circle of fossilists struggled to make sense of a mysterious, prehistoric world a world they had to piece together from the fossilized and often fragmentary remains of animals never before seen. In this ... book, [the author] takes us back to a time when geology and paleontology were as young and vibrant as genetic engineering is today. The nineteenth-century pioneers of these new disciplines were an eccentric lot, from different social classes and sexes, with a range of motivations in fossil hunting. These "Dragon Seekers" sought to persuade a populace raised on a literal interpretation of Genesis that the ground they walked was once a very frightening and unfamiliar place. A sweeping narrative history, [the book] shows how these remarkable characters forever changed our interpretation of the world and its inhabitants.-Back cover
Dinosaur : digging up a giant by Christopher McGowan( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and French and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Budding paleontologists will be fascinated by this behind-the-scenes look at how dinosaurs are discovered, identified, reassembled and exhibited in a museum. Stunning paper sculpture art" Cf. Our choice, 2000
A revision of the Latipinnate ichthyosaurs of the Lower Jurassic of England (Reptilia, Ichthyosauria) by Christopher McGowan( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rainhill Trials by Christopher McGowan( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Differential growth in three ichthyosaurs: Ichthyosaurus communis, I. breviceps, and Stenopterygius quadriscissus (Reptilia, Ichthyosauria) by Christopher McGowan( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revision of the Longipinnate Ichthyosaurs of the Lower Jurassic of England, with descriptions of two new species (Reptilia: Ichthyosauria) by Christopher McGowan( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbuch der Paläoherpetologie by O Kuhn( Book )

22 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in German and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolutionary trends in longipinnate ichthyosaurs, with particular reference to the skull and fore fin by Christopher McGowan( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abacus by Christopher McGowan( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science-loving AP and his older sister Kate find a strange abacus and are whisked off on a time-traveling adventure that lands them in exciting points of British, American and ancient Egyptian history. Pursued by a hooded stranger who wants the abacus, and having to fend off the danger posed by being strangers in strange times, AP must use science to get themselves out of trouble in time, in each time
 
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Dinosaur discovery : everything you need to be a paleontologist
Alternative Names
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Languages
English (135)

German (22)

Spanish (2)

French (2)

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Dinosaur discovery : everything you need to be a paleontologistThe dragon seekers : how an extraordinary circle of fossilists discovered the dinosaurs and paved the way for DarwinDiatoms to dinosaurs : the size and scale of living thingsThe raptor and the lamb : predators and prey in the living worldA practical guide to vertebrate mechanicsRail, steam, and speed : the "Rocket" and the birth of steam locomotionMake your own dinosaur out of chicken bones : foolproof instructions for budding paleontologistsT. rex to go : build your own from chicken bones