WorldCat Identities

Day, David 1947-

Works: 122 works in 528 publications in 10 languages and 13,059 library holdings
Genres: History  Illustrated works  Folklore  Juvenile works  Sources  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Fairy tales  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: PR6039.O32, 828.91209
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Day
A Tolkien bestiary by David Day( Book )

25 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents illustrated definitions in alphabetical order of all the imaginary beasts, monsters, races, nations, deities, fauna, and flora of the worlds of middle-earth and the Undying Lands. Also includes a map and a chronology of all the ages
The doomsday book of animals : a natural history of vanished species by David Day( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,220 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 973 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
Tolkien : the illustrated encyclopedia by David Day( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This comprehensive compendium informs casual readers of The Hobbit or Lord of the Rings as well as students of Tolkien's life and many works. The important aspects of the author's mythology is throughly detailed - from the evolution, history and geography of 37,000-year-old Middle Earth to the hundreds of memorable characters and creatures that live in Tolkien's works. Over 200 illustrations and 20 pages of timelines, genealogy charts and topographical maps describe and detail the natural features, peoples and nations, and flora and fauna of Tolkien's world. The text also includes a biographical dictionary of every character and creature in Tolkien's mythology, detailing each one's lineage, physical appearance, personal attributes, dates of birth and death and major events. This illustrated guide celebrates Tolkien's work and attempts to makes sense of Tolkien's complex and magical universe"--Publisher's description
The whale war by David Day( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the confrontation between the Save the Whale forces and the whale hunters
Castles by Alan Lee( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 651 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 )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 613 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 )

30 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 560 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 )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 488 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
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 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive guide to uncovering the real world inspiration behind the Gods and demi-gods, races of men, elves and dwarfs, wizards and hobbits, creatures and monsters, cities, geography, battles and major events in the history of Middle-earth
King of the woods by David Day( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 330 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 emperor's panda by David Day( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 311 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 305 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
Alice's adventures in Wonderland : decoded by David Day( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 278 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."--Publisher's description
The sleeper by David Day( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 276 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
Vanished species by David Day( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Great Auk, the Japanese Wolf, the Atlas Bear, the Cape Lion, the Elephant Bird, the Mauritius Giant Tortoise -- these are among the hundreds of beautiful birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish which the world will never see again. David Day and four leading wildlife artists have worked from expert research, museum records and contemporary sketches and notes, to recreate for the modern reader these beautiful and sometimes extraordinary creatures. The author's immediate and startling text describes the combination of cruelty, startling thoughtlessness and sheer commercial greed that largely led to the extinction of these species. His highly readable descriptions of each animal's appearance, behaviour and habitat, complemented by the authentic, breathtaking illustrations provide a dramatic historical record. David Day documents for the first time the extinction of almost 300 species and subspecies over the last 300 years. It is a fact that the rate of extinction during the last three centuries has multiplied several hundred times its previous rate and is still increasing ... Therefore, alongside reference maps and classification listings, David Day gives a "waiting list" of 400 critically endangered species ..."--Inside front cover
Aska's birds by Warabé Aska( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 249 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 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the world under the sea in this exploration of the animal kingdom in verse and pictures
Many voices : an anthology of contemporary Canadian Indian poetry by David Day( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 192 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
The search for King ArthurTolkien : the illustrated encyclopediaThe whale warThe Hobbit companionTolkien's ringThe world of Tolkien : mythological sources of The lord of the ringsKing of the woodsThe emperor's panda
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