WorldCat Identities

Grant, John 1949-

Works: 125 works in 478 publications in 8 languages and 12,262 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Biography  Catalogs  Biographies  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: NC1766.U52, 741.50979493
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Grant
Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's animated characters by John Grant( Book )

40 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 1,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reference list of Walt Disney animated characters up to and including the film Aladdin
The encyclopedia of fantasy( Book )

31 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This huge volume is the first comprehensive encyclopedia of the fantasy field, offering an exciting new analysis of this highly diverse and hugely popular sphere of literature, from precursors such as Shakespeare and Dante, through Lewis Carroll, George MacDonald and L. Frank Baum to J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and their modern successors, like Ursula K. Le Guin, Peter S. Beagle, Stephen R. Donaldson and Jostein Gaarder. With over 4,000 entries and over 1 million words, it covers every aspect of fantasy - in literature, films, television, opera, art and comics
An introduction to Viking mythology by John Grant( Book )

41 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The whole range of Viking mythology covered, from Odin and the creation right through the lives and adventures to the death ofgoddesses and gods. Includes Viking artifacts
Denying science : conspiracy theories, media distortions, and the war against reality by John Grant( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Reminds us that the future of free, increasingly complex societies depends on the ability of an educated citizenry to think clearly and critically and make decisions based on reliable information"--Jacket
Debunk it! : how to stay sane in a world of misinformation by John Grant( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We live in an era of misinformation, much of it spread by authority figures, including politicians, religious leaders, broadcasters, and, of course, apps and websites. With so much bogus information coming from so many sources, how can anyone be expected to discover the truth? In Debunk It, author John Grant uses modern, ripped-from-the-headlines examples to clearly explain how to identify bad evidence and poor arguments. He provides a roundup of the rhetorical tricks people use when attempting to pull the wool over our eyes, and even offers advice about how to take these unscrupulous pundits down. So if you're tired of hearing blowhards spouting off about climate change, history, evolution, medicine, and more, this is the book for you. Debunk It is the ultimate guide for young readers seeking a firmer footing in a world that's full of holes.--Provided by publisher
Masters of animation by John Grant( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samling af artikler om 40 mestre i animation fra hele verden
The Chesley Awards for science fiction and fantasy art : a retrospective by John Grant( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retrospective of the Chesley Award, established in 1985 in honor of the astronomical painter Chesley Bonestall, displays examples from the winners in each of the 12 categories, including book cover illustration, three-dimensional art, gaming-related art, product illustration, art director, and artistic achievement; and features work by such artists as Frank Frazetta, Don Maitz, Michael Whelan, and James Gurney
Frankenstein by John Grant( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of Mary Shelley's classic horror story about the scientist who creates a hideous being only to have the monster turn on him and his family
The encyclopedia of fantasy and science fiction art techniques by John Grant( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Czech and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A comprehensive A-to-Z directory of techniques, with an inspirational gallery of finished works."--Jacket cover
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by John Grant( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Korean and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an adaptation of the classic story about a respected doctor who creates a potion that turns him into a vicious criminal
The Book of time( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eureka! : 50 scientists who shaped human history by John Grant( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galileo, Einstein, Curie, Darwin, Hawking--we know the names, but how much do we really know about these people? Galileo gained notoriety over his battle with the Vatican, but did you know that this "father of modern science" was also an accomplished lute player? And Darwin of course discovered the principle by which new species are formed, but his bold curiosity extended to the dinner table as well. (And how many people can say they've eaten an owl!) In Eureka! John Grant--author of Debunk It!, Discarded Science, Spooky Science and many others--offers fifty vivid portraits of groundbreaking scientists. From lutes and owls to astronomy and evolution, Eureka! explains how these scientific geniuses have shaped our understanding--and how they spent their free time as well
The Directory of possibilities( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and Japanese and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phenomena, Occult, Religious & Theological Studies, Fundementalism
Life-size dragons by John Grant( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and French and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the origins, varieties, and history of dragons, presenting them as if they are real creatures
Myths and legends : Viking, Oriental, Greek by David Bellingham( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the best-loved and most exciting stories that make up the rich body of Viking, Greek, and Oriental (including Chinese, Indian, and Japanese) mythology
A comprehensive encyclopedia of film noir : the essential reference guide by John Grant( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featuring rumpled PIs, shyster lawyers, corrupt politicians, doublecrossers, femmes fatales, and of course losers who find themselves down on their luck yet again, film noir is a perennially popular cinematic genre. It is also an international one. A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir contains the most extensive coverage yet of the US output of film noir, with entries on well over 2,000 US noirs and neonoirs. But the book goes far further than this, including entries on over a thousand films noirs from elsewhere around the world; in all, nearly sixty countries are represented--from every continent except Antarctica. The scope is broad not just in geographical terms but also chronologically. Entries cover some of noir's ancestors (protonoirs, in this book's terminology), from both Hollywood and European cinema, and make the case by example that film noir, as we can recognize it, began not in 1941 with The Maltese Falcon, as many claim, but years before. Likewise, the encyclopedia's coverage of the neonoirs of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries is unusually exhaustive, including movies from all over the world and from such offshoot genres as the erotic thriller, animated noir (e.g., Sin City [2005]), and sciencefictional noir (e.g., Blade Runner [1982]). In addition to over 3,250 alphabetically arranged main movie entries, the encyclopedia is supported by about 1,500 cross-references. These guide readers through the maze of alternative titles and also lead to briefer discussions of several hundred additional movies within the main entries. In a copious appendix, there are filmographies of prominent directors, actors, and writers. With coverage of blockbusters and program fillers from 1916's Going Straight to 2013's Broken City, via Nora Inu (Japan 1949), O Anthropos tou Trainou (Greece 1958), El Less Wal Kilab (Egypt 1962), Reportaje a la Muerte (Peru 1993), Zift (Bulgaria 2008), and thousands more - not to forget innumerable Hollywood classics like Citizen Kane (1941), Casablanca (1942), Double Indemnity (1944), Laura (1944), Gilda (1946) and Out of the Past (1947) - this is an engrossing and essential reference work that should be on the shelves of every cinephile."--Publisher's description
Great mysteries by John Grant( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and Czech and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A full range of mysteries discussed, from auras to poltergeists to miracles
Discarded science : ideas that seemed good at the time by John Grant( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide to scientific ideas which were once popular but have since been disproved or superseded includes such curiosities as flat earth, hollow earth, lost worlds, homunculi, humours, and alchemy
Renderosity : digital art for the 21st century by John Grant( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monster mysteries by John Grant( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses sightings, available evidence, and other information on such elusive monsters as the bigfoot, wild animals, fairies, aliens, vampires, werewolves, mermaids and Loch Ness monster
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The encyclopedia of fantasy
Alternative Names

controlled identityBarnett, Paul, 1949-

Barnett P. 1949-

Barnett, Paul

Barnett Paul 1949-....

Barnett, Paul le Page 1949-

Devereux Eve 1949-....

Grant, J.

John Grant écrivain écossais, né en 1949

John Grant Schottischer Schriftsteller, Jahrgang 1949

John Grant schrijver uit Schotland

John Grant scrittore di fantascienza e fantasy scozzese

Грант Д. 1949-

Джон Грант

جرانت، چون

グラント, ジョン

English (237)

Danish (6)

French (5)

Czech (3)

Japanese (2)

Spanish (2)

Korean (1)

Dutch (1)

The encyclopedia of fantasyAn introduction to Viking mythologyDenying science : conspiracy theories, media distortions, and the war against realityMasters of animationThe Chesley Awards for science fiction and fantasy art : a retrospectiveFrankensteinThe encyclopedia of fantasy and science fiction art techniquesDr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde