WorldCat Identities

Irving, James Gordon

Overview
Works: 125 works in 367 publications in 3 languages and 15,002 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Field guides  Literature  Handbooks and manuals  Pictorial works 
Roles: Illustrator, Creator, Other
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 )

21 editions published between 1951 and 1991 in English and Italian and held by 1,723 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 )

24 editions published between 1956 and 2001 in English and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sections on turtles, lizards, snakes, alligators and crocodiles, frogs and toads, and salamanders give information on description, habits and range for each species common in the United States
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 1,298 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
Fishes; a guide to fresh and salt-water species by Herbert S Zim( Book )

12 editions published between 1955 and 1991 in English and Italian and held by 1,164 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 )

13 editions published between 1956 and 2001 in English and Dutch and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On t.p.: A guide to the constellations, sun, moon, planets, and other features of the heavens
Mammals : a guide to familiar American species : 218 animals in full color by Herbert S Zim( Book )

7 editions published between 1955 and 1991 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to mammals of North America that includes a description of each species, a detailed drawing of the animal, and a map locating his common range
Gamebirds : a guide to North American species and their habits by Alexander Sprunt( Book )

4 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 796 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 )

10 editions published between 1955 and 1991 in English and held by 616 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 )

5 editions published between 1954 and 1963 in English and held by 602 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 )

5 editions published between 1949 and 1968 in English and held by 568 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 )

6 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 480 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 460 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 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1950 and 1977 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the owl, whose silent flight enables it to capture many careless rodents
The great whales by Herbert S Zim( Book )

6 editions published between 1951 and 1968 in English and held by 365 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
Insects : a guide to familiar American insects : 225 species in full color by Herbert S Zim( Book )

10 editions published between 1951 and 2001 in English and held by 350 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
Insects : a guide to familiar American insects by Herbert S Zim( Book )

5 editions published between 1951 and 2002 in English and held by 282 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
Mammals : a guide to familiar American species by Herbert S Zim( Book )

14 editions published between 1955 and 1991 in English and Italian and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An accurate and fascinating introduction to more than 200 of the most common species of mammals in North America
 
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Stars : a guide to the constellations, sun, moon, planets, and other features of the heavens
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Reptiles and amphibians : a guide to familiar American speciesBirds; a guide to the most familiar American birdsFishes; 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 colorInsects : a guide to familiar American insects : 225 species in full colorInsects : a guide to familiar American insectsMammals : a guide to familiar American species
Alternative Names
Irving, James G.

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Languages
English (169)

Italian (3)

Dutch (2)