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Lafferty, Peter

Overview
Works: 163 works in 434 publications in 5 languages and 11,978 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Biography  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Creator, Editor, Other, Redactor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Lafferty
Force & motion by Peter Lafferty( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 2,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the principles of force and motion, describing how they have been applied from ancient to modern times. Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
The dictionary of science by Peter Lafferty( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Designed to be useful and appropriate for academic purposes, but at the same time to be interesting and accessible to the general reader."--Introduction
Machines and inventions by Peter Lafferty( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Chinese and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes a variety of record-breaking machines and inventions, including the fastest train, the first mechanical clock, and the largest airships ever built
Superbikes : the history of motorcycles by Peter Lafferty( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the history and functions of motorcycles, from their invention in the 1850s to their wartime uses and present sporting capabilities
Magnets to generators by Peter Lafferty( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates the properties and uses of magnets and how the magnetic earth affects a compass. Includes experiments and projects throughout
Archimedes by Peter Lafferty( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life, discoveries, and contributions of the ancient Greek mathematician who introduced mechanics, mathematical formulas, and experimental science
Burning and melting by Peter Lafferty( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in French and English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses heat, both as a natural phenomenon and as an application in industry, and presents related projects
Energy and light by Peter Lafferty( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the various ways in which matter can change from one form to another through the use of energy
Leonardo da Vinci by Peter Lafferty( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the life of Leonardo da Vinci, with an emphasis on his research and inventions in the field of science
Weather by Peter Lafferty( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of the forces that drive the world's weather
Astronomy by Peter Lafferty( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and Chinese and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of the world of astronomy
Pedal power : the history of bicycles by Peter Lafferty( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the use of bicycles from their origins to the present day, with competitive racing and all-terrain bikes
Communications by Peter Lafferty( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and Chinese and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history of communication from the first writing through to the latest developments in communications technology. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
What's inside everyday things? by Peter Lafferty( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks beneath the surface of objects that are part of everyday life to show how they are designed, what they are made of, and what makes them work
The inventor through history by Peter Lafferty( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights inventors and their inventions, from the printing of books in the fifteenth century to today's electronic devices
Electricity and magnetism by Peter Lafferty( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and experiments provide information about the world of electricity and magnetism
Top gear : the history of automobiles by Peter Lafferty( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the pioneers in automotive history and the evolution of different types of cars
To the rescue : the history of emergency vehicles by Peter Lafferty( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the development of emergency vehicles, such as ambulances and fire engines
Heat by Peter Lafferty( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines information and experiments to explore the world of heat
Albert Einstein by Peter Lafferty( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life and work of the scientist whose theory of relativity revolutionized scientific thinking
 
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Force & motion
Alternative Names
Lafferty, Peter

بيتر لافرتي، 1942-

ラファティ, ピーター

Languages
English (100)

French (13)

Chinese (6)

Danish (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The dictionary of scienceWhat's inside everyday things?