WorldCat Identities

Farb, Peter

Overview
Works: 73 works in 734 publications in 14 languages and 22,251 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Folklore  Popular works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E77, 574.5
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Peter Farb
 
Most widely held works by Peter Farb
Man's rise to civilization as shown by the Indians of North America from primeval times to the coming of the industrial state by Peter Farb( Book )

98 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 3,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines and describes the various customs of North American Indian tribes to explain the evolution of man as a social being - his relationships with his family and kin groups, his religious and his political institutions. Includes Eskimos, Sub-arctic Indians, Plains Indians, Aztec Indians, and Pueblo Indians
The forest by Peter Farb( Book )

66 editions published between 1961 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 2,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the evolution, vegetation, wildlife, ecology, and usefulness of various kinds of forests around the world
Ecology by Peter Farb( Book )

120 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in 10 languages and held by 2,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes nature's many realms and why living things are where they are. Explains why living things survive. Why animal and plant population rise and fall and the role man plays
The insects by Peter Farb( Book )

70 editions published between 1962 and 1995 in 9 languages and held by 2,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For some 300 million years the insects have consistently been the world's foremost opportunist
Word play : what happens when people talk by Peter Farb( Book )

69 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author views language as complex systems of grammar and human behavior and demonstrates the ways in which they interact through extensive examples, while exploring such questions as why certain words make us blush or wince, why men and women speak differently, why nursery rhymes in vastly different societies possess similar rhyme and rhythm patterns, and what slang, riddles and puns secretly have in common
Face of North America; the natural history of a continent by Peter Farb( Book )

30 editions published between 1960 and 1977 in English and Spanish and held by 2,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a journey into the realm of North American ecology and geology; an exploration of the continent leading through seacoasts, rivers, prairies and mountains to reveal the multiple forces that have created our landscapes and wildlife
The land and wildlife of North America by Peter Farb( Book )

77 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the mammals and birds that were the original endowment of the continent, of the history of how some have vanished and of the efforts being made to preserve the vestiges of American wilderness that remain
Humankind by Peter Farb( Book )

25 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synthesizes the latest findings in the social sciences to provide a portrait of the evolution, biology, behavior, needs, adaptations, myths, and societies of man
Consuming passions : the anthropology of eating by Peter Farb( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Atlantic shore; human and natural history from Long Island to Labrador by John Hay( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 1982 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living earth by Peter Farb( Book )

24 editions published between 1959 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The land, wildlife, and peoples of the Bible by Peter Farb( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the geography, geology, animals, plants, and peoples of the Bible, in light of present knowledge, following the order of the Biblical references and explaining their background
Yankee Doodle by Peter Farb( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of dams; an introduction to hydrology by Peter Farb( Book )

3 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses various types of dams, how they are constructed, and why they are useful. Includes a state-by-state list of about 200 dams which permit visitors
The story of life; plants and animals through the ages by Peter Farb( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines the history of plants and animals throughout the geological eras and explains how fossils have been used to piece together this information
The story of butterflies and other insects by Peter Farb( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction of all common butterflies and insects, and instruction for beginning a collection
Los insectos by Peter Farb( Book )

27 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropologie des coutumes alimentaires by Peter Farb( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in French and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The insect world by Peter Farb( Book )

4 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nord-Amerika : Flora und Fauna by Peter Farb( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 1974 in German and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.25 (from 0.17 for The land, ... to 0.93 for Nord-Ameri ...)

Word play : what happens when people talk
Alternative Names
Farb, P.

Farb, Piter.

Farb, Stan Peters

Farb, Stan Peters 1929-1980

Peter, 1929-

Peter Farb Amerikaans antropoloog (1929-1980)

Peter Farb anthropologue

Фарб, П

Фарб, П. (Питер)

بيتر فارب

フアーブピーター

Languages
English (383)

Spanish (107)

German (54)

French (52)

Chinese (18)

Italian (11)

Portuguese (5)

Russian (3)

Arabic (3)

Korean (3)

Dutch (3)

Swedish (2)

Danish (2)

Finnish (1)

Covers
The Atlantic shore; human and natural history from Long Island to Labrador