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De Camp, L. Sprague (Lyon Sprague) 1907-2000

Overview
Works: 734 works in 2,121 publications in 8 languages and 31,257 library holdings
Genres: History  Science fiction  Trials, litigation, etc  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Fantasy fiction  Juvenile works  Novels  Time-travel fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Contributor, Adapter, Other, Composer, Author of introduction, Donor, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator
Classifications: PS3507.E2344, 813.52
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Most widely held works by L. Sprague De Camp
The ancient engineers by L. Sprague De Camp( Book )

100 editions published between 1960 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 2,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about those whose genius enabled the Egyptians to build their pyramids, the Phoenicians to cross stormy seas, the Romans to erect magnificent public buildings--that this carefully researched and fascinatingly written account of the advance of early technology has been written.Mr. de Camp describes the methods used by early irrigators, architects, and military engineers to build and maintain structures to serve their rulers' wants. He tells, for example, how the Pharaohs erected obelisks and pyramids, how Nebuchadnezzar fortified Babylon, how Dionysios' ordnance department invented the catapult, how the Chinese built the Great Wall, and how the Romans fashioned their roads, baths, sewers, and aqueducts. He recounts many intriguing anecdotes: an Assyrian king putting up no-parking signs in Nineveh; Plato inventing a water clock with an alarm to signal the start of his classes; Heron of Alexandria designing a coin-operated holy-water fountain; a Chinese emperor composing a poem to be inscribed on a clock invented by one of his civil servants
Ancient ruins and archaeology by L. Sprague De Camp( Book )

20 editions published between 1962 and 1992 in English and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great monkey trial by L. Sprague De Camp( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the "trial of public school teacher John Thomas Scopes for teaching the theory of evolution in class 'held in July 1925, in Dayton, Tennessee.'"--Library Journal
Great cities of the ancient world by L. Sprague De Camp( Book )

31 editions published between 1972 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrayal of fourteen ancient cities at their height
Lovecraft : a biography by L. Sprague De Camp( Book )

26 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of parents both of whom died insane, Lovecraft became a powerful philosophical thinker. Here is the bizarre tale of his habits; his tragi-comic literary and marital careers; his key role in the origin of science-fiction fandom; and how he worked his nightmares and neuroses into the stories that became a legend after his death
Lost continents : the Atlantis theme in history, science, and literature by L. Sprague De Camp( Book )

21 editions published between 1954 and 1975 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leading authority examines the facts and fancies behind the Atlantis theme in history, science, and literature. Sources include the classical works from which Plato drew his proposal of the existence of an island continent, Sir Thomas More's Utopia, the Lemurian Continent theory, K.T. Frost's equation of Atlantis with Crete, and many other citations of Atlantis in both famous and lesser-known literature. Related legends are also recounted and refuted, and reports include accounts of actual expeditions searching for the sunken continent and attempts to prove its existence through comparative anatomy and zoology
The heroic age of American invention by L. Sprague De Camp( Book )

10 editions published between 1961 and 1964 in English and Portuguese and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of thirty-two men who made the modern American era
Lest darkness fall by L. Sprague De Camp( Book )

49 editions published between 1941 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Lest Darkness Fall," twentieth-century academic Martin Padway travels through time to prevent the fall of the Roman Empire, while in "To Bring the Light," Herosilla must forge the birth of Roman civilization
Science fiction handbook, revised by L. Sprague De Camp( Book )

24 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides the general reader with an introduction to the field of imaginative fiction. The first two chapters describe the growth of science fiction from Aristophanes to Asimov and give the history of its parent literature, fantasy. The rest of the book affords the apprentice writer an overview of skills necessary for creating imaginative literature. Chapters include discussion of scene-setting, story-plotting, and writing dialogue, as well as advice for storing literary works, keeping records for tax purposes, marketing a story, dealing with editors and agents, and bargaining with publishers. Finally, there are hints for successful writers about relating to their communities, handling publicity, and melding the needs of the creative artist with those of a successful human being and family member. (Author/KS)
The day of the dinosaur by L. Sprague De Camp( Book )

9 editions published between 1968 and 1985 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary swordsmen and sorcerers : the makers of heroic fantasy by L. Sprague De Camp( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hostage of Zir by L. Sprague De Camp( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in English and German and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction: An earthling tour to the planet Krishna gets more than what was listed on the travel brochure
The best of L. Sprague de Camp by L. Sprague De Camp( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and German and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains several short stories by L. Sprague de Camp
If I were you by L. Ron Hubbard( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories originally published in the February 1940 issue "Five-Novels Monthly."
The compleat enchanter : the magical misadventures of Harold Shea by L. Sprague De Camp( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unbeheaded king by L. Sprague De Camp( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three years earlier Jorian was proclaimed king in the land of Xylar, but the laws of the land decreed that after reigning for 5 years the king should be beheaded. Jorian did not like this idea and searched out an old magician who helped him escape. He could not take with him his queen however. Luck seemed to be on their side though because one night Jorian and the magician flew into the city in a floating copper bathtub controlled by the magician. Jorian would descend into the palace and rescue his wife, and it all seemed to be going according to plan
The honorable barbarian by L. Sprague De Camp( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and French and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Del Rey Book
The story of science in America by L. Sprague De Camp( Book )

14 editions published between 1967 and 1983 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the role of the inventor and naturalist in the United States from Colonial days to the middle of the nineteenth century, and then examines advances in physical, biological, and applied sciences made in the last one hundred years
Inventions and their management by Alf K Berle( Book )

21 editions published between 1937 and 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inventions, patents, and their management by Alf K Berle( Book )

16 editions published between 1959 and 1970 in English and Japanese and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lost continents : the Atlantis theme in history, science, and literature
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Alternative Names
Camp L. Sprague de

Camp, L. Sprague de, 1907-

Camp, L. Sprague de 1907-2000

Camp, L. Sprague de (Lyon Sprague), 1907-2000

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Camp, L. Sprague de (Lyon Sprague de), 1907-2000

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De Camp, L. Sprague (Lyon Sprague), 1907-

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De Camp, Lyon Sprague 1907-2000

DeCamp, L. Sprague

DeCamp, Lyon Sprague

DeCamp, Lyon Sprague 1907-2000

L. Sprague de Camp amerykański pisarz sci-fi i fantasy

L. Sprague de Camp Escritor

L. Sprague de Camp escritor estadounidense de ciencia ficción e fantasía

L. Sprague de Camp escritor estadounidense de ciencia ficción y fantasía

L. Sprague de Camp scrittore statunitense

L・スプレイグ・ディ・キャンプ

Lyon, Lyman R.

Lyon Lyman R. 1907-2000

Lyon, Lymen R.

Lyon, Lymen R., 1907-2000

Lyon Sprague de Camp americký spisovatel

Lyon Sprague de Camp Amerikaans schrijver

Lyon Sprague de Camp écrivain américain

Lyon Sprague de Camp US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Sprague de Camp L.

Sprague de Camp, L. 1907-

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Sprague de Camp, L. (Lyon), 1907-

Sprague de Camp, L. (Lyon), 1907-2000

Sprague de Camp, Lyon

Sprague de Camp, Lyon 1907-2000

Sprague DeCamp, L.

Wellington, J

Wellington, J., 1907-2000

Wellington J. Wells 1907-2000

Де Камп Л. С. 1907-2000

Де Камп, Лайон Спрэг

Де Камп Лион Спрэг

Камп, Л. Спрэг де

Камп Лион Спрэг де

Камп С. Л. де 1907-2000

Лайон Спрег де Камп

Лайон Спрэг де Камп

Лион Спраг де Камп

Спрег де Камп Л. 1907-2000

Спрэг де Камп Л. 1907-2000

Спрэг де Камп Э. 1907-2000

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ディ・キャンプ, L. S.

ディ・キャンプ, L. スプレイグ

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