WorldCat Identities

Gurney, James 1958-

Works: 123 works in 260 publications in 4 languages and 10,069 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  Fantasy fiction  Television pilot programs  Children's films  Film adaptations  Animated films  Science fiction  Pop-up books 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Honoree, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3557.U824, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Gurney
Dinotopia : a land apart from time by James Gurney( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 2,445 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 )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers crash land into a world where humans and dinosaurs coexist and interact in harmony
The Hand of Dinotopia by Alan Dean Foster( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 559 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 481 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 424 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 )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 424 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
On stranger tides by Tim Powers( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 357 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 352 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
Imaginative realism : how to paint what doesn't exist by James Gurney( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 344 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
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 196 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
James Gurney's Dinotopia : pop-up book by James Gurney( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 113 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 111 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
Dinosaurs: Thunder Lizards( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Highly Recommended. Quality production values are evident throughout this lively and informative video. It leaves the viewer eagerly anticipating a visit to the nearest natural history museum. Includes an interview with James Gurney, author and illustrator of "Dinotopia," who discusses how the idea for his book grew out of a campfire talk with archaeologists." -EMRO Review. Dinosaurs - there's something about them that captivates people of all ages - and why not? They were the dominant vertebrate animals on Earth for over 160 million years, from about 230 million years ago until about 65 million years ago. This program has something for everyone who loves dinosaurs. Remember the bearded paleontologist (Dr. Robert Burke) in Steven Spielberg's film, The Lost World: Jurassic Park? His character was based on the real-life paleontologist and author, Dr. Robert Bakker (The Dinosaur Heresies; Raptor Red), who is one expert who guides us on this "Jurassic Safari," helping us think of dinosaurs in their ecological context; he says, "we love dinosaurs because they're nature's 'special effects.'" Dr. Richard Stucky, Curator of Paleoecology and Evolution at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (formerly Museum of Natural History), explains that in western states, such as Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, fossils are found constantly; in fact, Colorado is one of the best places in the world to find dinosaurs and its state fossil is the Stegosaurus. From author/illustrator James Gurney, we learn about his World of Dinosaurs' stamps, which were issued in Grand Junction, Colorado; also we see a segment of his popular best-selling book, Dinotopia: A Land Apart From Time. Also we see volunteers digging for fossils in Grand Junction's Rabbit Valley, which is known as the junction of the dinosaur triangle; we view rare dinosaur specimens at the Prehistoric Journey Exhibition at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science; we learn from Bill Swets of the Swetsville Zoo that two-thirds of the sculptures in his park are modeled after dinosaurs; we meet the former mayor of Dinosaur, Colorado, Richard Blakely; as well as Parker Carlson, owner of the Carlson Vineyards Winery that offers wines such as Tyrannosaurus Red
Homecoming by John Dalmas( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 49 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
The world beneath by James Gurney( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the lost island continent where dinosaurs and humans live in peaceful interdependence, Arthur Denison embarks on a quest into Dinotopia's deepest mystery, and it soon comes a desperate race to keep Dinotopia's existence unknown to the outside world
Dinotopia. the movie( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 13 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 : a land apart from time
Alternative Names
James Gurney American writer

James Gurney Amerikaans illustrator

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

ガーニー, J

ガーニー, ジェームス


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Chinese (3)

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Dinotopia : the world beneathThe Hand of DinotopiaColor and light : a guide for the realist painterDinotopia : journey to ChandaraCity of sorceryImaginative realism : how to paint what doesn't existDinotopia : first flightJames Gurney : the world of dinosaurs