WorldCat Identities

Jacobs, Francine

Overview
Works: 31 works in 80 publications in 1 language and 8,059 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Francine Jacobs
Sam, the sea cow by Francine Jacobs( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in English and held by 928 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 )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 928 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 802 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 644 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." -- T.p. verso
Bermuda petrel : the bird that would not die by Francine Jacobs( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and held by 480 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 English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how metal, glass, plastic, and newspaper trash can be recycled
Handbook of applied developmental science : promoting positive child, adolescent, and family development through research, policies, and programs by Richard M Lerner( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summarizes & synthesizes the best scientific knowledge from ADS to help readers understand the efforts made around the world to ensure that all children & adolescents develop into healthy adults who contribute positively to society
A passion for danger : Nansen's Arctic adventures by Francine Jacobs( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 341 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 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details a paleontologist's 1972 discovery in western Colorado of the biggest dinosaur bones yet
Sea turtles no na honu kai : a coloring book in English and Hawaiian by Francine Jacobs( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sargasso Sea : an ocean desert by Francine Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 236 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 220 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 207 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 205 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 199 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 )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life cycle of the freshwater eel and discusses the way scientists discovered the facts of its migration
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 164 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
The Red Sea by Francine Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the corals, animal life, mineral resources, and history of the strategic waterway dividing Africa from the Arabian peninsula
Nature's light: the story of bioluminescence by Francine Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 160 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
Sewer Sam, the sea cow by Francine Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the adventures of a manatee, or sea cow, from birth till after he leaves his mother
 
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Lonesome George, the giant tortoise
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Lonesome George, the giant tortoiseBreakthrough : the true story of penicillinFollow that trash! : all about recyclingHandbook of applied developmental science : promoting positive child, adolescent, and family development through research, policies, and programsA passion for danger : Nansen's Arctic adventures
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English (63)