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Myers, Jack

Overview
Works: 35 works in 75 publications in 1 language and 5,295 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Miscellanea  Detective and mystery fiction  Children's audiobooks 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QL49, 590
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jack Myers
The puzzle of the platypus : and other explorations of science in action by Jack Myers( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientists travel the world to solve eleven of nature's most intriguing puzzles. The stories are true cases of science in action--the challenging and often creative process of revealing nature's secrets
Dougal Dixon's dinosaurs by Dougal Dixon( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and times of dinosaurs, from their evolution to the present-day discovery of their fossils
How dogs came from wolves : and other explorations of science in action by Jack Myers( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intriguing questions about animals are answered by scientists in these twelve explorations taken from the award-winning column in "Highlights for Children" magazine
What makes popcorn pop? : and other questions about the world around us by Jack Myers( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questions and answers explore the scientific aspects of the world around us
On the trail of the Komodo dragon : and other explorations of science in action : scientists probe 11 animal mysteries by Jack Myers( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intriguing questions about animals answered by scientists in these eleven explorations taken from the award-winning column in Highlights for Children magazine
What happened to the mammoths? : and other explorations of science in action by Jack Myers( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intriguing questions about animals are answered by scientists in these twelve explorations taken from the award-winning column in Highlights for Children magazine
Highlights book of science questions that children ask by Jack Myers( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Answers to children's science questions
On top of Mount Everest and other explorations of science in action by Jack Myers( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do people laugh? Why can some people roll their tongues, but others can't? How will future astronauts deal with the strains of long trips through space? When you swing a bat at a baseball, why can't you "keep your eye on the ball?" These and other explorations in this book cover some of the most fascinating questions about our bodies
Can birds get lost? : and other questions about animals by Jack Myers( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Myers answers questions posed by children about animals. Many questions were taken from columns in the magazine Highlights for Children
How do we dream? : and other questions about your body by Jack Myers( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Answers to children's questions about the human body
Do cats really have nine lives? : and other questions about your world by Jack Myers( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Answers to children's questions about the world. Many questions taken from columns in Highlights for Children
The time course of photosynthesis and fluorescence observed simultaneously by Edward Dorris McAlister( Book )

3 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gas regeneration and food production in a closed ecological system; a special report by Armed Forces-NRC Committee on Bio-astronautics( Book )

3 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hooked up : a new generation's surprising take on sex, politics and saving the world by Jack Myers( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After two decades of technological disruption, economic collapse, social upheaval, political polarization and a war on terror, one generation carries on its shoulders the responsibility to return us to a time of social balance and economic growth. The Hooked Up Generation was born into disruption, but is destined to lead the world into a transcendental period of tolerance and peace. They are hooked on the Internet, hooked together by the Internet, and hooking up in relationships managed and defined by the Internet. Jack Myers tells you why today's college students may prove to be the next Great Generation and possibly the greatest generation of the 21st century. The Hooked Up Generation will make you hopeful about its future and yours
What happened to the mammoths? and other explorations of science in action by Jack Myers( )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few activities grip our attention more than animal watching. Dolphins and seals bring us much joy, and sharks and alligators hold us in awe. But animals can also prompt a variety of fascinating questions.-Why do dolphins sometimes surf' -How well can birds of prey actually see' -Why do giant pandas eat bamboo fast food' -Why are cavities essential to one reptile's survival' -What effect can a slight temperature change have on alligator hatchlings' -How can some seals stay underwater so long and dive so deeply without harm' Jack Myers'acclaimed molecular biologist and science editor of Highlights for Children from 1956 to 2006'had a knack for simplifying science and making it interesting to children. For this book, he handpicked 12 captivating articles that explore puzzling animal mysteries from 'How Cats Purr' to 'What Happened to the Mammoths'' '' stimulating and sure to inspire young readers.''Children's Literature 'These articles ' spotlight significant scientific finds and tell the story of how they came about.''Publishers Weekly 'This useful collection of articles ' answers interesting scientific questions about animal behavior.''Booklist
On the trail of the Komodo dragon : and other explorations of science in action by Jack Myers( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn new and surprising things about animals through scientific discovery
Things you've wondered about, 2 : the human body by Jack Myers( Book )

3 editions published between 1963 and 1978 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questions about how the human body works are answered by the science editor of Highlights
Science all around us : things you've wondered about by Jack Myers( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puzzle of the platypus by Jack Myers( )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the platypus was first discovered by Europeans in the 1800s, it was well-known by Australian Aborigines'but no one knew how to classify it. It lived in the water and laid eggs like a reptile, had a bill like a bird, and was furry and warm-blooded like a mammal. Scientists had to come up with a way to solve this and many other mysteries of nature. Alaskan Polar bears sleeping in hidden underground dens caused problems for researchers wanting to drill for oil without disturbing the bears. Find out how scientists used infrared imaging to see the caves beneath the snow. One type of parrot from southern Peru munches on dirt from a riverbank each morning. Learn how these birds (and some people) use dirt as part of their diet. And also learn how a special kind of bird in Africa actually leads villagers to one of the town's main food sources, honey. This collection of articles by Jack Myers, long-time chief science editor for Highlights for Children magazine, answers some of the most interesting questions science has explored
What makes popcorn pop? by Jack Myers( )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Have you ever wondered what makes popcorn pop' One second a kernel is sitting there, tiny and hard as a rock. Next thing you know, it bursts into a fluffy and delicious snack. If you're curious about this or any of the other mysteries surrounding us every day, then What Makes Popcorn Pop' is the book for you. For example, if salt isn't hot, then how come we use it to melt ice in the winter' Where exactly does wind come from, and how come we can't see it' Why is the sky blue' And while we're on the subject, why are lakes and oceans blue'is it because they reflect the sky' The answers to these questions and dozens more are explained in this fun book from Jack Myers, longtime science editor of Highlights for Children/ magazine. John McDonough's warm and enthusiastic narration captures the limitless joy and wonder of the world around us
 
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The puzzle of the platypus : and other explorations of science in action
Alternative Names
Jack Myers American biologist

Myers, Jack E.

Myers, Jack E. (Jack Edgar)

Myers, Jack Elliott

Джек Майерс

Languages
English (52)

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Dougal Dixon's dinosaursHow dogs came from wolves : and other explorations of science in actionWhat makes popcorn pop? : and other questions about the world around usOn the trail of the Komodo dragon : and other explorations of science in action : scientists probe 11 animal mysteriesWhat happened to the mammoths? : and other explorations of science in actionHighlights book of science questions that children askOn top of Mount Everest and other explorations of science in actionCan birds get lost? : and other questions about animals