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Skurzynski, Gloria

Overview
Works: 112 works in 390 publications in 4 languages and 36,422 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Science fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  War fiction  History  Western stories  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.S6287, FIC
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Most widely held works about Gloria Skurzynski
 
Most widely held works by Gloria Skurzynski
Are we alone? : scientists search for life in space by Gloria Skurzynski( Book )

5 editions published between 1461 and 2004 in English and Thai and held by 2,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the jungle of Puerto Rico, next to a giant aluminum telescope bowl, we meet astronomers Peter Backus and Jill Tarter of the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) program. This research program is determined to find evidence of extraterrestrial life by searching for its radio signals. They hope to catch radio waves created by some kind of life far out in space. These scientists love their work: Arriving in the control room, Jill puts on a tape of her favorite samba music by a group called Viva Brazil. Others in the room stay seated and propel themselves on their wheeled office chairs from workstation to workstation, but Jill usually gets up and sambas across the floor. In this rare combination of engaging narrative and factual information, Gloria Skurzynski uses techniques she's developed as a fiction writer to energize her science writing. This book not only brings the reader into the world of extra-terrestrial science, but is also very much about the hopes and dreams of real people. She lends a strong personal voice to the narrative, drawing the reader deep into the world of extraterrestrial study. Humans have always been fascinated with extraterrestrial life, and the book traces that interest, including the origination of the term "flying saucer." Sloan also explains why scientists don't buy it. There's been no hard evidence, not a single artifact left behind-a lost boot, or a shred of whatever material the UFO was made of, or even a flake of alien skin. But not believing in flying saucers doesn't mean scientists don't believe in extraterrestrial life. They look for it using telescopes, space missions, and planet explorations. They study extremophiles, organisms that live in extreme environments on Earth, in the hopes that they will lead us to a better understanding of how life may exist in space. Really, what could be out there? This book visits scientists across the globe who are trying to find out, from Puerto Rico to California, from Socorro, New Mexico to Chile, Finland, Spain, and Hawaii. And, what's on tap for the future of extraterrestrial study? Researchers study hydrothermal vents deep under the sea, create super-sensitive radio telescopes, and scour the highest lake in the world. Extremely well written, filled with little-known facts, and often quite humorous, this book brings to life a subject that children are intrigued by. Our time is truly a fascinating moment in scientific exploration, and this book will help anyone get a jump on the search for E.T. Who knows? Maybe there's an alien as close as next-door-a next-door planet, that is!
The choice by Gloria Skurzynski( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tired and disillusioned, Corgan tries living a more peaceful life on Nuku Hiva, but soon must confront his nemesis, Brigand, for the last time
The revolt by Gloria Skurzynski( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details Corgan's escape, with Sharla, Ananda, and Cyborg, from Brigand to outerspace
Virtual war by Gloria Skurzynski( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a future world where global contamination has necessitated limited human contact, three young people with unique genetically engineered abilities are teamed up to wage a war in virtual reality
Wolf stalker by Gloria Skurzynski( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Jack, his younger sister, and the family's teenage foster child Troy go to Yellowstone National Park, where Jack's mother, a wildlife veterinarian, is investigating the report that wolves reintroduced to the park have killed a dog there
Deadly waters by Gloria Skurzynski( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While visiting the Everglades National Park with their parents, the Landon children uncover the mystery of dying manatees and learn important lessons about the natural environment
Cliff hanger by Gloria Skurzynski( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Jack and his younger sister visit Mesa Verde National Park, where they delve into the park's history while gradually uncovering the mysterious past of their family's teenage foster child Lucky
Ghost horses by Gloria Skurzynski( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visiting Zion National Park with his family, twelve-year-old Jack encounters two mysteries, the strange behavior of a band of wild mustangs and the possibly sinister actions of his new foster brother, a Shoshone boy
The hunted by Gloria Skurzynski( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Landon family travels to Glacier National Park to investigate why grizzly bear cubs are disappearing and becomes involved with a ten-year-old Mexican runaway boy
Rage of fire by Gloria Skurzynski( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack, Ashley, and their parents visit Hawaii where they meet a Vietnamese boy who is going to live with his American grandfather whom he has never met, and are pursued by the Goddess Pele
The minstrel in the tower by Gloria Skurzynski( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 1195, eleven-year-old Roger and his eight-year-old sister Alice travel through the French countryside in search of their ailing mother's estranged brother, a wealthy baron
Trapped in the slickrock canyon by Gloria Skurzynski( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Usually antagonistic, Gina and Justin, twelve-year-old cousins, come to a better understanding of each other during a night trying to survive a flash flood and other dangers in the western mountains
Good-bye, Billy Radish by Gloria Skurzynski( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1917, as the United States enters World War I, ten-year-old Hank sees change all around him in his western Pennsylvania steel mill town and feels his older Ukrainian friend Billy drifting apart from him
Out of the deep by Gloria Skurzynski( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack, Ashley, and their unreliable new foster sister set out to solve the mystery of why whales are beaching themselves at Acadia National Park
Valley of death by Gloria Skurzynski( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Landon family makes a trip to Death Valley National Park accompanied by a mysterious new foster child, fourteen-year-old Leesa Sherman
Waves : the electromagnetic universe by Gloria Skurzynski( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines different kinds of electromagnetic waves, including radio waves, microwaves, light, x-rays and gamma rays
Over the edge by Gloria Skurzynski( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While she studies condors in the Grand Canyon a scientist's life is threatened, and the strange, hostile, teenage computer whiz in her family's foster care might be involved
Buried alive by Gloria Skurzynski( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While their parents study why wolverines are disappearing from Alaska's Denali National Park, Jack and Ashley are stranded in a remote area with their mysterious new foster brother when a hit man's bullet triggers an avalanche
Running scared by Gloria Skurzynski( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While lost in a tunnel at Carlsbad Cavern, thirteen-year-old Jack, eleven-year-old Ashley, and their eight-year-old foster brother, Sam, think bats and darkness are their worst problems, until they stumble across thieves
Escape from fear by Gloria Skurzynski( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While at St. John National Park in the Virgin Islands for a seminar on coral reefs, the Landons help a wealthy thirteen-year-old to find his birth mother, who he believes is in danger
 
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Are we alone? : scientists search for life in space
Alternative Names
Gloria Skurzynski American children's writer

Gloria Skurzynski Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Gloria Skurzynski escritora de literatura infantil estadounidense

Skurzynski, Gloria Joan.

Skurzynski, Gloria Joan 1930-

Languages
English (167)

Chinese (15)

Italian (2)

Thai (1)

Covers
The choiceThe revoltVirtual warWolf stalkerDeadly watersCliff hangerGhost horsesThe hunted