WorldCat Identities

Poynter, Margaret

Overview
Works: 33 works in 69 publications in 1 language and 6,045 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  Fiction 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Margaret Poynter
Marie Curie : discoverer of radium by Margaret Poynter( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the Polish-born chemist and her work in scientific research and her discovery of radium
Voyager : the story of a space mission by Margaret Poynter( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the planning, development, and launching of the Voyager 2 spacecraft and what happens to the data it transmits to earth
The Leakeys : uncovering the origins of humankind by Margaret Poynter( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the lives of Louis and Mary Leakey and their dedication to the study of human evolution
Gold rush! : the Yukon stampede of 1898 by Margaret Poynter( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the Klondike gold rush of 1896-8 and both the greed and heroism of the people inflamed with gold fever
Cosmic quest : searching for intelligent life among the stars by Margaret Poynter( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the work of the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Project, founded by an international group of scientists committed to finding some signs of intelligent life beyond the Earth
Killer asteroids by Margaret Poynter( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the theory that the destruction of the dinosaurs was caused by a collision with an asteroid, the Tunguska event and other modern evidence of such collisions, ways to avoid it happening again, and the recent comet crash on Jupiter
Too few happy endings : the dilemma of the humane societies by Margaret Poynter( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the critical problem of pet overpopulation and stray animals; the humane societies, animal shelters, and individuals that deal with it; and its effect on each of us
Volcanoes, the fiery mountains by Margaret Poynter( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the formation of volcanoes, the eruption of such famous ones as Paricutin and Krakatoa, the ring of fire, the usefulness of volcanoes, and volcanic areas of the United States
Under the high seas : new frontiers in oceanography by Margaret Poynter( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses folklore, exploration, and composition of oceans; their use for transportation and as a source of food, oil, minerals, and energy; and international law concerning oceans
The uncertain journey : stories of illegal aliens in el Norte by Margaret Poynter( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the stories of eleven South Americans, Central Americans, Mexicans, and Caribbean Islanders who entered the United States to work as illegal aliens and overcame many physical and financial ordeals
Top 10 American women's figure skaters by Margaret Poynter( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles ten notable women figure skaters in American history, including Peggy Fleming, Dorothy Hamill, and Kristi Yamaguchi
The Jimmy Carter story by Margaret Poynter( Book )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the thirty-ninth President of the United States
Frisbee fun by Margaret Poynter( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history and techniques of playing with a plastic disc designed to be thrown and caught
What's one more? by Margaret Poynter( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's story of her experiences as a pet rescuer, sharing her home with stray, unwanted, and abused dogs, nursing ill and injured dogs back to health, and finding permanent homes with caring owners for her charges
A time too swift by Margaret Poynter( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living in San Diego on the verge of World War II, fifteen-year-old Marjorie is confused by her romantic feelings for a handsome serviceman and her changing attitude toward the Japanese neighbors she has known all her life
The racquetball book by Margaret Poynter( Book )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the game of racquetball, its equipment, clothing, rules, techniques, and some of its champion players
Earthquakes : looking for answers by Margaret Poynter( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes what is known about earthquake predicting and also discusses causes and measurements of earthquakes and tsunamis
Wildland fire fighting by Margaret Poynter( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the dangers and devastation of fires in forests, plains, and other wilderness areas, and the strategies used to fight such fires
Doomsday rocks from space by Margaret Poynter( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses comets, asteroids, and meteors, including how and where they are formed in space, what scientists are doing to study and track them, and what danger these doomsday rocks are to Earth
The zoo lady : Belle Benchley and the San Diego Zoo by Margaret Poynter( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the career of Belle Benchley whose 25 year career as the director of the San Diego Zoo began with a temporary job as a bookkeeper
 
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Marie Curie : discoverer of radium
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The Leakeys : uncovering the origins of humankindKiller asteroidsTop 10 American women's figure skatersDoomsday rocks from space
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English (48)