WorldCat Identities

Adkins, Jan 1944-

Overview
Works: 58 works in 143 publications in 3 languages and 16,287 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  History  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: CR4513, B
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Most widely held works about Jan Adkins
 
Most widely held works by Jan Adkins
What if you met a knight by Jan Adkins( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 2,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Forget jousts and quests and dragons, a real knight had real work to do, lots of mouths to feed, and trouble could ride over the hill at any moment. Castles were dark, armor was uncomfortable, and jousts and tournaments (not to mention real battles) were dangerous, and expensive."--Barnes & Noble
Up close : Frank Lloyd Wright, a twentieth-century life by Jan Adkins( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the man who changed architecture from "dark, Victorian clutter" to space open to air and movement
What if you met a pirate? : an historical voyage of seafaring speculation by Jan Adkins( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"You know all about pirates. They were big guys with fancy hats, silk jackets, peg legs, and parrots cursing on their shoulders. They sailed big ships with brass guns and made lubbers walk the plank ... right? Wrong ..." Pirates and piracy, buried treasure, and life on the high seas are brought to life in this colorful, appealing book. Jan Adkin's talent for combining words, illustration, and design is uniquely well-suited to the world of Pirates: ships and seafaring, maps, weapons, larger than life characters and larger than life stories are vividly presented in Jan's signature, design-driven style. This large format, full color picture book presents pirate history and pirate lore, pirate ships and equipment, and pirate life
Toolchest by Jan Adkins( Book )

3 editions published between 1973 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains basic facts and tool uses for the beginning woodworker
Bridges : from my side to yours by Jan Adkins( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at bridges throughout history, from simple arrangements of stepping stones, to famous landmarks such as London Bridge, to marvels of engineering such as New York's Brooklyn Bridge
Moving heavy things by Jan Adkins( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates a variety of techniques used to move heavy objects
A storm without rain by Jan Adkins( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While spending the day alone on an island near his Cape Cod home, a fifteen-year-old suddenly finds himself transported back in time where he is befriended by a boy who will grow up to be his grandfather
The art and industry of sandcastles; being an illustrated guide to basic constructions along with divers information by Jan Adkins( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1994 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawings and text instruct in building sandcastles like the real stone and mortar ones of long ago. Includes descriptions of castle life and explains the roles of such people as the master of hounds, scribe, and page
Thomas Edison by Jan Adkins( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights the life and accomplishments of the inventor of the phonograph, the electric light bulb, and many other devices
The craft of sail by Jan Adkins( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains specific terms and actions and shows in detailed drawings how to tie knots and other sailing equipment
The art and ingenuity of the woodstove by Jan Adkins( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Promotes the woodstove as a viable alternative to modern heating and cooking systems, tracing its historical development and detailing engineering specifications and safety regulations for installation, wood choice and preparation, auxiliary equipment and manufacturers
Wooden ship by Jan Adkins( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in Swedish and English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of the fictional whaleship, Ulysses, describing the details of her building from design to launching
Heavy equipment by Jan Adkins( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailed drawings and brief text document the shape and function of such heavy machinery as compactors, excavators, graders, crawlers, and cranes
Letterbox : the art & history of letters by Jan Adkins( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of letters and examines the evolution of different styles of calligraphy and printing
Young Zorro : the iron brand by Jan Adkins( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diego de la Vega lives on his father's ranch near Los Angeles. One day, he will wear the mask of Zorro, but now he's only concerned with riding horses with his friend Bernardo. When men and cattle start disappearing from the area, however, he and Bernardo decide they must take action
How a house happens by Jan Adkins( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and illustrations describe the step-by-step planning and construction of a house
Inside : seeing beneath the surface by Jan Adkins( Book )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines, in detailed illustrations and text, the insides of such common and uncommon things as city streets, ocean liners, and ball point pens
Symbols, a silent language by Jan Adkins( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and illustrations explore the uses and meaning of the various families of symbols including traffic signs, map symbols, trademarks, and many others
Chains, webs, & pyramids : the flow of energy in nature by Laurence Pringle( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the steps in a food chain and discusses their importance in the maintenance of life
What if you met a cowboy? by Jan Adkins( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the true living and working conditions of real cowboys in the old West
 
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What if you met a knight
Alternative Names
Adkins, Jan E.

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Up close : Frank Lloyd Wright, a twentieth-century lifeWhat if you met a pirate? : an historical voyage of seafaring speculationBridges : from my side to yoursMoving heavy thingsA storm without rainThe art and industry of sandcastles; being an illustrated guide to basic constructions along with divers informationThomas EdisonThe craft of sail