WorldCat Identities

Day, David 1947-

Works: 81 works in 510 publications in 13 languages and 13,626 library holdings
Genres: History  Folklore  Illustrated works  Juvenile works  Sources  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: PR6039.O32, 591.042
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Day
A Tolkien bestiary by David Day( Book )

61 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in 11 languages and held by 1,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents illustrated definitions in alphabetical order of all the imaginary beasts, monsters, races, nations, duties, fauna, and flora of the worlds of middle-earth and the Undying Lands. Also includes a map and a chronology of all the ages
Tolkien : the illustrated encyclopedia by David Day( Book )

92 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first encylopedic illustrated guide to the world of Middle Earth and the Undying Lands, this book brings together every important aspect of Tolkien's vast cosmology. More than five hundred alphabetical entries cover five major subject areas: history, geography, sociology, natural history and biography. The maps, genealogies and time-charts, together with the illustrations of characters, places and events, reveal to the reader the full dramatic sweep and splendor of Tolkien's world
The doomsday book of animals : a natural history of vanished species by David Day( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A descriptive account of the extinction of nearly 300 species and subspecies between 1680 and 1980, profusely illustrated with drawings and watercolor paintings
The search for King Arthur by David Day( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines historical evidence for the existence of King Arthur and traces the growth of the Arthurian legend from the tenth century to modern times
The whale war by David Day( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treats the confrontations between whalers and conservationists as a military campaign, reporting on the manoeuvres and gains in the world's oceans and parliaments. Also examines the history and politics of the International Whaling Commission
Castles by Alan Lee( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts legends, folk stories, and fairy tales dealing with castles from the traditions of England, Norway, Germany, and other countries
The Hobbit companion by David Day( Book )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Master hobbit investigator David Day reveals the myriad crafty puns, riddles, hidden meanings, and mythical associations beneath the surface of Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" saga, exposing the core of the author's intricate wordplay. Wonderful watercolor illustrations, character representations, and scenic renderings by renowned artist Lidia Postma bring the land of the hobbits to life
Tolkien's ring by David Day( Book )

39 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the inspiration and sources J.R.R. Tolkien drew upon when he created the image of one all-powerful ring in his "Lord of the Rings" trilogy
The environmental wars : reports from the front lines by David Day( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys each of the battle fronts in the environmental wars and provides a comprehensive handbook of the ecology movement. Tells the human stories behind the environmental issues
King of the woods by David Day( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Various animals contend for the honor of being considered the king of the woods, but it is not always the largest who is the strongest
The world of Tolkien : mythological sources of The lord of the rings by David Day( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The comprehensive guide to uncovering the "real-world" inspiration behind the Gods and demigods, races of men, elves and dwarves, wizards and hobbits, creatures and monsters, cities, geography, battles, and major events in the history of Middle-earth. Stunningly illustrated with 100 new color and black-and-white illustrations."--
The emperor's panda by David Day( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates how the poor young shepherd boy Kung became the Emperor of all China with the help of the Master Panda, the most magical and wisest creature in all the world
The walking catfish by David Day( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tall tale about a Big Lie Contest at which a tale about a giant catfish becomes true and swallows its teller
Vanished species by David Day( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sleeper by David Day( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After sleeping in a cave for two hundred years, a young monk finds that he carries sacred books that can save China in a time of crisis
Aska's birds by Warabé Aska( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems and guessing games
Aska's sea creatures by Warabé Aska( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the world under the sea in this exploration of the animal kingdom in verse and pictures
Alice's adventures in Wonderland : decoded by David Day( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This gorgeous 150th anniversary edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is also a revelatory work of scholarship. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland--published 150 years ago in 1865--is a book many of us love and feel we know well. But it turns out we have only scratched the surface. Scholar David Day has spent many years down the rabbit hole of this children's classic and has emerged with a revelatory new view of its contents. What we have here, he brilliantly and persuasively argues, is a complete classical education in coded form--Carroll's gift to his "wonder child" Alice Liddell. In two continuous commentaries, woven around the complete text of the novel for ease of cross-reference on every page, David Day reveals the many layers of teaching, concealed by manipulation of language, that are carried so lightly in the beguiling form of a fairy tale. These layers relate directly to Carroll's interest in philosophy, history, mathematics, classics, poetry, spiritualism and even to his love of music--both sacred and profane. His novel is a memory palace, given to Alice as the great gift of an education. It was delivered in coded form because in that age, it was a gift no girl would be permitted to receive in any other way. Day also shows how a large number of the characters in the book are based on real Victorians. Wonderland, he shows, is a veritable "Who's Who" of Oxford at the height of its power and influence in the Victorian Age. There is so much to be found behind the imaginary characters and creatures that inhabit the pages of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. David Day's warm, witty and brilliantly insightful guide--beautifully designed and stunningly illustrated throughout in full colour--will make you marvel at the book as never before. From the Hardcover edition
Many voices : an anthology of contemporary Canadian Indian poetry by David Day( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of thirty-four Canadian Indian poets
The swan children by David Day( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Magician-King's four grandchildren are transformed into swans by their jealous stepmother and remain enchanted for a thousand years
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The search for King Arthur
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English (262)

Spanish (16)

French (11)

Danish (10)

German (9)

Japanese (8)

Swedish (6)

Dutch (6)

Finnish (5)

Catalan (5)

Czech (2)

Chinese (1)

Russian (1)

Tolkien : the illustrated encyclopediaThe search for King ArthurThe whale warThe Hobbit companionTolkien's ringKing of the woodsThe world of Tolkien : mythological sources of The lord of the ringsThe emperor's panda