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Bixby, William

Overview
Works: 37 works in 109 publications in 3 languages and 4,919 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  History  Guidebooks  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Composer, Lyricist
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Most widely held works by William Bixby
The universe of Galileo and Newton by William Bixby( Book )

24 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian scientist Galileo was a ceaseless experimenter whose inquiries into motion, light, and the organization of the solar system awakened men of his time to the possibility of viewing the universe scientifically. English scientist Newton was apparently inspired by a falling apple to carry on Galileo's work, to formulate the one great law that explains the working of the universe, and thus to lay the foundations for modern science
The impossible journey of Sir Ernest Shackleton by William Bixby( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the ill-fated Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition to Weddell Sea led by the famous polar explorer, Sir Ernest Shakleton. That journey quickly turned into a struggle for survival when the ship "Endurance" was crushed in the ice. This is the story of the terrible hardships the men had to face as they traveled across the barren, frozen Antarctic Sea and continent to safety
Track of the Bear by William Bixby( Book )

7 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the eighty-nine year career of the ice ship Bear, which served the US Coast Guard from 1886-1926 on the Arctic Patrol, was a rescue vessel in the Arctic and participated in Admiral Byrd's US Antarctic Service's exploring operations
Havoc; the story of natural disasters by William Bixby( Book )

6 editions published between 1961 and 1963 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great experimenters by William Bixby( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grades 6-9. For contents, see Author Catalog
Robert Scott, Antarctic pioneer by William Bixby( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography stressing the Antarctic expeditions of the explorer who lost his life while returning as loser from the race to the South Pole
Skywatchers; the U.S. Weather Bureau in action by William Bixby( Book )

3 editions published between 1962 and 1967 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Connecticut: a new guide by William Bixby( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hang gliding book by William Bixby( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the history of hang gliding, how gliders fly, the hazards of the sport, champion gliders, and competitions
Rebel genius: the life of Herman Melville by William Bixby( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waves; pathways of energy by William Bixby( Book )

4 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains, in non-technical language, how scientists measure and classify the different kinds of waves; and shows what properties all waves have in common
Of animals and men; a comparison of human and animal behavior by William Bixby( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comparative study of human and animal behavior which shows that animals are not as inferior to humans as commonly believed. For example, men kill each other, but tigers don't
A world you can live in by William Bixby( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the extent of the pollution crisis, what has been done about it, and what remains to be done if this planet is to maintain life
Hurricanes by William Bixby( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the composition, location, and destructive power of hurricanes. Also describes how to avoid these tropical cyclones
Seawatchers; oceanographers in action by William Bixby( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the work of the oceanographers--men who study th ocean in all its aspects
McMurdo, Antarctica by William Bixby( Book )

4 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The race to the South Pole by William Bixby( Book )

4 editions published between 1961 and 1963 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of four separate expeditions in search of the South Pole; Scott in 1901, Shackleton in 1907, Amundsen and Scott in 1911-12. Grades 7 and up
GALILEO AND NEWTON by William Bixby( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton is like that of two complementary stages of a rocket. Galileo, the argumentative "wrangler" who demanded that the universe be examined through a telescope rather than by means of a philosophy book, provided the first liftoff, and Newton, the secretive mathematician who searched among his notes to find a mislaid proof for universal gravitation, put the world into orbit. Here, from award-winning journalist William Bixby, are their stories
The forgotten voyage of Charles Wilkes by William Bixby( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balloons and ballooning by William Bixby( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how, when, and where hot air balloons should be flown. Also provides a history of ballooning including an account of the first successful transatlantic crossing in a balloon
 
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Alternative Names
Bixby, William Courtney 1920-1986

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