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Gurney, James 1958-

Works: 129 works in 282 publications in 9 languages and 10,083 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  Drama  Children's films  Action and adventure fiction  Animated films  Television pilot programs  Science fiction  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Actor, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Conceptor, Honoree
Classifications: PS3557.U824, FIC
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Dinotopia : a land apart from time by James Gurney( Book )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 2,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1862, after being shipwrecked in uncharted seas, Professor Arthur Denison and his twelve-year-old son Will find themselves washed up on a strange island where people and dinosaurs live together peacefully
Dinotopia : the world beneath by James Gurney( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four years after being shipwrecked on the island of Dinotopia, sixteen-year-old Will Denison, now a Skybax Corps pilot, explores the skies over the island while his scientist father explores the legendary caverns of the World Beneath
Dinotopia by James Gurney( Visual )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a small plane flown by Frank Scott crashes into the Caribbean, only his 2 teenage sons, Karl and David, make it to shore, only to find themselves castaways on Dinotopia -- a fantastic lost continent where humans and dinosaurs peacefully coexist. The boys soon learn that they are the keys to Dinotopia's survival and must journey to a dark and foridden territory in a last attempt to save their new home
The Hand of Dinotopia by Alan Dean Foster( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will and Sylvia search for the mysterious Hand of Dinotopia, which will supposedly lead to a safe sea route to and from the hidden island where people and dinosaurs live together peacefully
The artist's guide to sketching by James Gurney( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers suggestions on the materials used in sketching on-the-spot--how to sketch amid the elements, how to capture motion and mood, how to produce studies on nature, people, and the man-made world--and the uses of imagination
Color and light : a guide for the realist painter by James Gurney( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: James Gurney, New York Times best-selling author and artist of the Dinotopia series, follows Imaginative Realism with his second art-instruction book, Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter. A researched study on two of art's most fundamental themes, Color and Light bridges the gap between abstract theory and practical knowledge. Beginning with a survey of underappreciated masters who perfected the use of color and light, the book examines how light reveals form, the properties of color and pigments, and the wide variety of atmospheric effects. Gurney cuts though the confusing and contradictory dogma about color, testing it in the light of science and observation. A glossary, pigment index, and bibliography complete what will ultimately become an indispensible tool for any artist. This book is the second in a series based on his blog, His first in the series, Imaginative Realism, was widely acclaimed in the fantastical art world, and was ranked the #1 Bestseller on the Amazon list for art instruction. "James Gurney's new book, Color and Light, cleverly bridges the gap between artistic observation and scientific explanation. Not only does he eloquently describe all the effects of color and light an artist might encounter, but he thrills us with his striking paintings in the process."--Armand Cabrera, Artist
Dinotopia : journey to Chandara by James Gurney( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After many years of searching, artist James Gurney has discovered a never-before-seen journal by the nineteenth-century explorer Arthur Denison in a used bookstore. Denison's previous travel accounts, published as Dinotopia: A land Apart from Time and Dinotopia: The World Beneath, introduced a lost island where dinosaurs and humans live together in peaceful interdependence. Now Professor Denison and his saurian companion, Bix, set out on a perilous journey to the long-forgotten empire of Chandara. The legendary capital of Dinotopia's east, Chandara has long been shrouded in mystery and was closed off in recent times from western traders and travelers. Several times in its nearly 6,000-year history, waves of invading saurians have tried to plunder the Chandara riches, but each group has been converted and absorbed by the magic of the city. The city borders the Zhengtao River. Concentric canals and broad avenues radiate like spokes around the central hub of the Imperial Palace. In this remote and lofty height lives the beloved and elusive emperor Hugo Khan
Imaginative realism : how to paint what doesn't exist by James Gurney( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and Danish and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: An award-winning fantasy artist and the creator of Dinotopia, James Gurney instructs and inspires in Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn't Exist. Renowned for his uncanny ability to incorporate amazing detail and imagination into stunningly realistic fantasy settings, James Gurney teaches budding artists and fans of fantasy art step-by-step the techniques that won him worldwide critical acclaim. This groundbreaking work examines the practical methods for creating believable pictures of imaginary subjects, such as dinosaurs, ancient Romans, alien creatures, and distant worlds. Beginning with a survey of imaginative paintings from the Renaissance to the golden Age of American illustration, the book then goes on to explain not just techniques like sketching and composition, but also the fundamentals of believable world building including archaeology, architecture, anatomy for creatures and aliens, and fantastic engineering. It concludes with details and valuable advice on careers in fantasy illustration, including video game and film concept art and toy design. More than an instruction book, this is the ultimate reference for fans of science fiction and fantasy illustration
On stranger tides by Tim Powers( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1718, John Chandagnac, a bookkeeper and puppeteer, unwittingly sails into the company of Blackbeard the pirate, encounters zombie-crewed wrecks, and is caught up in a search for the Fountain of Youth
City of sorcery by Marion Zimmer Bradley( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haunted by mysterious images of dark figures and strange birds, Magdalen Lorne, chief Terran operative on Darkover, must pursue her quest for an ancient city to the ends of the physical world as well as to the perilous limits of the spiritual overworld
Dinotopia : first flight by James Gurney( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the third book of the Dinotopia series, Will Denison reads of the adventures of Gideon Altaire, "the first person ever to fly on the giant pterosaur known as a skybax."--Page [1]
James Gurney : the world of dinosaurs by M. K Brett-Surman( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and illustrations, based on James Gurney's art commissioned for the Postal Service dinosaur stamp series, introduce thirteen dinosaurs and three other creatures found in North America during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods
Dinosaurs! by Society for Visual Education( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colorado is one of the best places in the world to find dinosaurs. Here you can find best dinosaur stories around; dinosaur fossil, dinosaur stamps, dinosaur digs, a town named Dinosaur, and a dinosaur soo
James Gurney's Dinotopia : pop-up book by James Gurney( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Imagine landing on an uncharted island and discovering that dinosaurs are alive and well - and living peacefully alongside humans! It's a place called "Dinotopia," and it's magically real. Spectacular pop-ups, pull-tabs, and lift-flaps encourage children to join Arthur and Will Denison on their fascinating explorations into the unknown, as they make incredible discoveries in a land where wonders never cease"--Back cover
Dinotopia audio adventure by Thomas M Lopez( Recording )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Close your eyes, open your imagination, and be transported to Dinotopia, the only place in the world where dinosaurs and humans live side by side
Homecoming by John Dalmas( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dinotopia ; Journey to the center of the Earth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers crash land into a world where humans and dinosaurs coexist and interact in harmony; Dr. Theodore Lytton heads an expedition to find the missing husband of Alice Hastings and is joined by his nephew and the trailblazing guide McNiff, as they descend into the sweltering, unknown depths of the Earth
Quozl by Alan Dean Foster( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rabbitlike aliens from outer space colonize Earth during humankind's Second World War in a delightfully funny and thought-provoking science fiction adventure The Quozl just need somewhere to call home. A gentle race of extraterrestrial rabbits, they have a propensity for reproduction that has left their home planet, Quozlene, dangerously overpopulated, and in their search for greener and less-crowded pastures, they have discovered the perfect place to start over: the third planet away from a healthy, warming sun. What they don't realize is that this world they call Shiraz is already inhabited by a species of violent sentient creatures known as humans. But there's no going back now. In the midst of the brutal and helpfully distracting global conflict the Shirazians call World War II, the colony ship lands undetected, and the space rabbits immediately go into hiding. But a secret like the Quozl can be concealed for only so long, especially when their numbers start to increase and certain rebellious members of the long-eared society decide the time is ripe to claim their place in a world they believe is rightfully theirs. One of the most admired and prolific authors in the science fiction arena, Alan Dean Foster will delight readers who hunger for something different with this funny, thoughtful, and wildly inventive novel of first contact and coexistence. Once you meet the Quozl, you will never forget them
Dinotopia by James Gurney( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poursuite de la fabuleuse utopie imaginée par le créateur des aventures du professeur Denison, un explorateur du 19e siècle qui rédige, dans son journal de bord, ses observations sur Dinotopia, un univers fantasmagorique inconnu où cohabitent dinosaures et humains en parfaite harmonie. Alors que le professeur entreprend, avec sa fidèle alliée saurienne Bix, une expédition vers Chandara, l'empire interdit, il perd malheureusement son invitation officielle et est forcé de se rendre à pied, traversant des univers empruntés aux grandes villes d'Europe, aux territoires sauvages des bayous, de la forêt mixte, des cimes enneigées de l'Himalaya, de la vallée des Rois d'Égypte, d'Istanbul, des souks marocains et des cités perdues d'Amérique latine, pour parvenir à sa destination finale: un univers interdit exotique, mêlant les éléments des civilisations anciennes chinoise, indienne, vénitienne, croate, etc
Dinotopia. the movie( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy and a dinosaur join forces to bring peace to their village in this animated feature inspired by the popular television miniseries Dinotopia. Kex (voice of Alec Medlock) is a 12-year-old boy who, after the sinking of the ship he's boarded, is stranded on an uncharted island. To his surprise, Kex finds himself in a land called Dinotopia, where dinosaurs have not only survived and developed the ability to speak, they've learned to live in harmony with human beings. Kex is befriended by a young dinosaur named 26 (voice of Alyssa Milano), who teaches him about life on the island, but when the powerful Ruby Sunstone is stolen by Ogthar (voice of Malcolm McDowell), a notorious villain on the island, both the young boy and his reptilian pal find themselves in great danger
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Dinotopia : the world beneath
Alternative Names
James Gurney Amerikaans illustrator

James Gurney décorateur de cinéma et illustrateur d'ouvrages consacrés aux mondes anciens

James Gurney escritor estadounidense

ガーニー, J

ガーニー, ジェームス


Dinotopia : the world beneathThe Hand of DinotopiaColor and light : a guide for the realist painterDinotopia : journey to ChandaraImaginative realism : how to paint what doesn't existCity of sorceryDinotopia : first flightJames Gurney : the world of dinosaursDinotopia audio adventure