WorldCat Identities

Jacobs, Francine

Overview
Works: 27 works in 57 publications in 1 language and 7,878 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Biography  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QL737.S63, 599.55
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Francine Jacobs
Sam, the sea cow by Francine Jacobs( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the adventures of a manatee, or sea cow, from birth till after he leaves his mother
Lonesome George, the giant tortoise by Francine Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life of Lonesome George, the last living Pinta Island giant tortoise, from his search for food on the Galapagos island to his days at the Charles Darwin Research Station, where scientists are encouraging him to mate
The Tainos : the people who welcomed Columbus by Francine Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the history, culture, and mysterious fate of the first native Americans to welcome Columbus in 1492
Breakthrough : the true story of penicillin by Francine Jacobs( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the history of penicillin from the discovery of the mold by Fleming through the years of work by such scientists as Chain, Heatley, Florey, and Sheehan who purified, tested, synthesized, and eventually presented the "miracle" drug to the world
Bermuda petrel : the bird that would not die by Francine Jacobs( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the Bermuda petrel, a bird that nests only in Bermuda, and how it was saved from extinction
Follow that trash! : all about recycling by Francine Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in Undetermined and English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how metal, glass, plastic, and newspaper trash can be recycled
A passion for danger : Nansen's Arctic adventures by Francine Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the Norwegian explorer, author, scientist, and statesman who made many important expeditions to the North Pole
Supersaurus by Francine Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details a paleontologist's 1972 discovery in western Colorado of the biggest dinosaur bones yet
The Sargasso Sea : an ocean desert by Francine Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the location, history, characteristics, marine life, and importance of the unique area of the Atlantic that has spawned numerous unsolved mysteries
Sea turtles by Francine Jacobs( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the physical characteristics, habits, and habitats of the five species of sea turtles
Sounds in the sea by Francine Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to marine bioacoustics, the study of underwater sounds and hearing abilities of marine animals, and how man uses this knowledge
Barracuda : tiger of the sea by Francine Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the events of the great barracuda's life cycle, from hatching to hunting to the laying of eggs
A secret language of animals : communication by pheromones by Francine Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the discovery and uses of pheromones, the chemical substances that animals and humans use to communicate
The freshwater eel by Francine Jacobs( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life cycle of the freshwater eel and discusses the way scientists discovered the facts of its migration
The Red Sea by Francine Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the corals, animal life, mineral resources, and history of the strategic waterway dividing Africa from the Arabian peninsula
Cosmic countdown : what astronomers have learned about the life of the universe by Francine Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the new discoveries and revolutionary ideas that have transformed the ancient study of the stars into the complex science of astronomy. Also discusses theories about the beginning of the universe and what is likely to happen to it in the future
Nature's light: the story of bioluminescence by Francine Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the plants and animals that glow with their own light and discusses what scientists have discovered about this phenomenon and its possible uses
Africa's flamingo lake by Francine Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the food chain and other ecological interrelationships of the national park at Lake Nakuru, Kenya, and discusses the flamingos and other animals that live there
Coral by Francine Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life cycle of a coral polyp, the formation of a coral reef, and the function of this structure in the sea
The legs of the moon by Francine Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Someone must stay behind to hold the legs of the moon and delay morning until the menehune people clear the island
 
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Sam, the sea cow
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Lonesome George, the giant tortoiseBreakthrough : the true story of penicillinFollow that trash! : all about recyclingA passion for danger : Nansen's Arctic adventures