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León, Vicki

Overview
Works: 88 works in 214 publications in 4 languages and 10,382 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Biographies  Miscellanea  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Speaker
Classifications: HQ1127, 305.40901
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Vicki León
Uppity women of ancient times by Vicki León( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The latest volume in the Wild Women series presents vignettes about women of the ancient world in Babylon, Mesopotamia, Egypt, North Africa, Asia Minor, the Holy Land, Greece, Rome, and the western provinces
Uppity women of medieval times by Vicki León( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and German and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces us to 200 daring damsels who dazzled the Dark Ages and rocked the Renaissance
Uppity women of the New World by Vicki León( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles 225 women living between the early 1500s and the mid-1800s who contributed to the exploration of the New World as they battled against slavery, formed friendships with Indians, and dresed as men to fight in wars
Outrageous women of the Middle Ages by Vicki León( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographies of some outspoken and influential women who lived in Europe, Africa, and the Far East during the Middle Ages
Outrageous women of ancient times by Vicki León( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and Korean and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the stories of bold, notorious, or successful women in such early cultures as ancient Greece, Mesopotamia, and China
Uppity women of the Renaissance by Vicki León( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the lives and accomplishments of the independent and spunky female poets, courtesans, artists, and authors who managed to overcome the oppressive patriarchy of the Renaissance Era
Working IX to V : orgy planners, funeral clowns, and other prized professions of the ancient world by Vicki León( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pesents brief summaries of the jobs of ordinary people who lived in ancient Greece and Rome, covering work associated with farming, the slave trade, temples, law courts, household goods, education, medicine, and entertainment
A raft of sea otters by Vicki León( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and photographs reveal the physical characteristics and habits of the sea otter
How to mellify a corpse : and other human stories of ancient science & superstition by Vicki León( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on a range of disciplines in an introduction to ancient-world science, mechanical engineering, and superstitions, from Aristotle's political views to Archimedes's "Eureka" moment and the Egyptian practice of embalming
Outrageous women of the Renaissance by Vicki León( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of biographical sketches on fifteen women of the Renaissance who forged their own paths, made their own rules, and in a way changed the world
Seals & sea lions : an affectionate portrait by Vicki León( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks at the pinnipeds most often seen along the Pacific Coast of North America: harbor seals, California sea lions, and northern elephant seals
Tidepools by Diana Barnhart( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the ecosystem of the tidepool, looking at its animals and plants and the environment in which they live. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
The joy of sexus : lust, love, & longing in the ancient world by Vicki León( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In her previous books, Vicki León put readers in the sandals of latter-day working stilffs, ranging from funeral clowns to armpit pluckers and untangled the twisted threads of superstition and science in antiquity. Now, in this book of astonishing true tales of love and sex in long-ago Greece, Rome, and other cultures around the Mediterranean, she opens the doors to shadowy rooms and parts the curtains of decorum. León goes far beyond what we think we know about sex in ancient times, taking readers on a randy tour of aphrodisiacs and anti-aphrodisiacs, contraception, nymphomania, bisexuality, cross-dressing, and gender-bending. She explains citizens' fear of hermaphrodites, investigates the stinging price paid for adultery despite the ease of divorce, introduces readers to the surprising array of saucy pornographers, and even describes the eco-friendly dildos used by libidinous ancients. Love also gets its due, with true tales of the lifelong bonds between military men, history's first cougar and her devoted relationship with Julius Caesar, and the deification of lovers."--Page 4 of cover
A pod of killer whales by Vicki León( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uppity women of Shakespearean times by Vicki León( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From army commanders to international traders to mine owners and mistresses, a riveting and riotous parade of women who refused to button up or back down
Humpback whales by François Gohier( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book discusses the habits and behavior of humpback whales, probably the most beloved of the whales of the sea
A raft of sea otters : the playful life of a furry survivor by Vicki León( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the characteristics, behavior and habitats of sea otters, in context of their rebound from near extinction
Parrots, macaws & cockatoos by Vicki León( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tropical rainforests by Jean Hamilton( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the unique plants and animals that exist in tropical rainforests, their interdependence, and their importance to the world's ecology
Icebergs and glaciers by B Wilson( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Uppity women of ancient times
Alternative Names
Leon, Vicki.

レオン, ヴィッキー

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Uppity women of medieval timesUppity women of the New WorldOutrageous women of the Middle AgesOutrageous women of ancient timesUppity women of the RenaissanceWorking IX to V : orgy planners, funeral clowns, and other prized professions of the ancient worldA raft of sea ottersHow to mellify a corpse : and other human stories of ancient science & superstition