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Gay, Kathlyn

Overview
Works: 133 works in 345 publications in 1 language and 42,357 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QH541.5.R27, 391.65
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kathlyn Gay
Rainforests of the world : a reference handbook by Kathlyn Gay( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Provides answers to some of the most basic questions about the world's disappearing rain forests. Examines reasons for the forests' destruction, how it affects the indigenous animal and plant life, as well as the entire planet."
Science in ancient Greece by Kathlyn Gay( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the theories of ancient Greek philosopher-scientists such as Ptolemy, Pythagoras, Hippocrates, and Aristotle, and describes scientific discoveries and their applications in ancient Greece
Body marks : tattooing, piercing, and scarification by Kathlyn Gay( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history of various forms of body marking, current popularity of body piercing and tattoos, how and why these are done, and some things to think about before choosing to be pierced or tattooed
Silent killers : radon and other hazards by Kathlyn Gay( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines potentially dangerous chemicals, gases, and metals that can unknowingly endanger people in their homes, schools, and workplaces and destroy the environment
Silent death : the threat of chemical and biological terrorism by Kathlyn Gay( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An explanation of the ease of manufacture and distribution of lethal chemical and biological weapons and the terrorist organizations that have access to them. Also includes a discussion of deployment scenarios and defense strategies
Ozone by Kathlyn Gay( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the dual problem of too much ozone in the troposphere creating smog and the depletion of the ozone layer in the stratosphere which shields harmful ultraviolet rays
African-American holidays, festivals, and celebrations : the history, customs, and symbols associated with both traditional and contemporary religious and secular events observed by Americans of African descent by Kathlyn Gay( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Provides information about the history and celebration of more than 100 holidays, festivals, and other events observed by Americans of African descent. Features include narrative overviews, chronology of historical events related to holidays and festivals, calendar and geographical listings of observances, bibliography, and contact information and web sites"--Provided by publisher
Acid rain by Kathlyn Gay( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the direct and indirect effects of acid rain, how it is formed, how it is being studied, who are the culprits in the creation of this very damaging ecological problem, and what citizens and the government can do to alleviate it
The right to die : public controversy, private matter by Kathlyn Gay( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of the debate concerning the right-to-die issue, including past and present views on euthanasia, the controversial subject of assisted suicide, and the legal ramifications
Persian Gulf War by Kathlyn Gay( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the circumstances leading up to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait and the political and military events of the Persian Gulf War, using quotes from people directly involved
World War I by Kathlyn Gay( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A close-up look at every aspect of World War I
Korean War by Kathlyn Gay( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers events leading up to the Korean War, the conflict itself, and its effects
Vietnam war by Kathlyn Gay( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of the history of the Vietnam War and U.S. involvement
World War II by Kathlyn Gay( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of World War II describing the reasons behind the war, the action, its effect on the United States, and what it felt like to be a part of the war from first-hand accounts
Civil War by Kathlyn Gay( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the Civil War, describing the reasons behind it, the action, and its effect on the country, using personal accounts of people who were there
Revolutionary War by Kathlyn Gay( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of the history of the American Revolutionary War
Communes and cults by Kathlyn Gay( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses "the development of various communes and cults ... their similarities and differences, their appeal and problems ... Includes the Shakers, the Oneida Community, and the Mormons ... Jim Jones and David Koresh," and others. Also includes information about the Christian Catholic Apostolic Church in Zion, in which the author was a member as a child and adolescent.--Jacket
Spanish-American War by Kathlyn Gay( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and personal accounts describe the Spanish-American War in 1898, including the reasons behind the war and the battles that were fought
Leaving Cuba : from Operation Pedro Pan to Elian by Kathlyn Gay( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considers the various ways children have escaped from Communist Cuba and found refuge in the United States through different plans set up to help them, from the early 1960s to today
Child labor : a global crisis by Kathlyn Gay( Book )

3 editions published between 1926 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines child-labor practices throughout the world within a historical context and discusses ways of dealing with the problem
 
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Body marks : tattooing, piercing, and scarification
Alternative Names
Gay, Kathlyn 1930-...

Languages
English (74)

Covers
Science in ancient GreeceBody marks : tattooing, piercing, and scarificationSilent death : the threat of chemical and biological terrorismAfrican-American holidays, festivals, and celebrations : the history, customs, and symbols associated with both traditional and contemporary religious and secular events observed by Americans of African descentThe right to die : public controversy, private matterPersian Gulf WarWorld War IKorean War