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Bright, Michael

Overview
Works: 97 works in 302 publications in 5 languages and 11,230 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Guidebooks  Miscellanea  Encyclopedias  Pictorial works  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Publishing director, Director, Contributor
Classifications: QH46, 910.202
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Bright
1001 natural wonders you must see before you die by Michael Bright( Book )
30 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Travel--Guidebook
Animal language by Michael Bright( Book )
10 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dying sea by Michael Bright( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines how abuse of the sea by humans threatens ocean life, and, if not controlled, may ultimately threaten the survival of the planet
Pollution and wildlife by Michael Bright( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses various types of pollution and their impact on insects, animals, fish, and birds
Killing for luxury by Michael Bright( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the senseless slaughter of wildlife for the gourmet food and furrier markets
The greenhouse effect by Michael Bright( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the greenhouse effect, the gases that cause it, how it affects the environment, ways to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases, and alternative, cleaner sources of energy
The ozone layer by Michael Bright( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in Spanish and English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains the nature and importance of the ozone layer, how it is most likely damaged, and what measures are being taken to protect it
Tropical rainforest by Michael Bright( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains what rainforests are and why they are important, how they are being destroyed, the effects of such deforestation on the environment, and what is being done to halt the destruction
Animals of the mountains, deserts, and grasslands by Michael Bright( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes extinct or endangered animals of the mountains, deserts, and grasslands including the Tasmanian wolf, giant panda, and snow leopard
Animals of the rivers, lakes, and wetlands by Michael Bright( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Briefly describes creatures from river, lake, or wetland habitats that are extinct or currently endangered, such as the Amazon River dolphin, crested ibis, pygmy hog, and painted terrapin
Acid rain by Michael Bright( Book )
11 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes what acid rain is, what causes it, and how it affects the environment. Also examines ways in which pollution levels can be reduced or minimized
Nature's predators by Michael Bright( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"How bodies are built to kill, from the crocodile's bite to the anaconda's deadly squeeze."
The Frog with Self-Cleaning Feet ... And Other Extraordinary Tales from the Animal World by Michael Bright( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Did you know that an ostrich egg can make an omelet for ten people? How about that crocodiles have the world's most powerful bite, yet their mouths can be held shut by a man's bare hands? Or that box jellyfish are the most venomous creature in the world, and they're almost impossible to see?Wild animals do the most extraordinary, and sometimes frightening, things. Some are exceptionally bright, using tools and even treating themselves with medicinal plants. Others are devious, using chemical warfare and theft to get what they want. Then there are slackers, like the sloth, which only moves up t
Animals of the islands and oceans by Michael Bright( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Briefly describes creatures from ocean, coastal, and island habitats that are extinct or currently endangered, such as the blue whale, monk seal, and dodo
Storms at sea by Michael Bright( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the various types of ocean storms, such as hurricanes, tsunamis, and storm surges, and explains such phenomena as tides, currents, El Niño, and La Niña
The future of life on Earth by Michael Bright( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains how many of the living things on Earth are still to be found and described, as well as things that affect biodiversity and what our world might look like in years to come
The living world by Michael Bright( Book )
8 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Whales that blow bubbles to catch a meal and others that sing songs that can be heard many miles away in the sea; butterflies that share a nest with red ants and bees that make polyester packages; a fish that spears fishermen and sharks that can eat a man whole; elephants living in caves and frogs that keep their babies in the tummy; ants that capture slaves and the piranhas that eat nuts - these are just some of the amazing wildlife tales in this book. There is the moth that cheats the 'cushion of death', the termite that builds a nest with automatic air-conditioning, and the swarms of bees that kill anyone foolish enough to be in their path. There are stories of the largest, such as the world's biggest lizard - the Komodo dragon - and the smallest, such as the bacteria that live in the hot geysers at the bottom of the deep ocean. There are tales of cooperation like that of the bird, the badger and the bee, and of hunter-and-hunted, like that of the mud-puddle frog and the fringe-lipped bat. And, there is a mystery - might a dinosaur have survived the 'time of great dying' 65 million years ago and be living in the impenetrable swam-jungles of the Congo? " Cover
Traffic pollution by Michael Bright( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the effect of automobile exhaust fumes on the environment, wildlife, and human health and explores possible solutions
Behavior in living things by Michael Bright( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Behavior in Living Things asks some fascinating questions about animal behavior. Do we eat because it is a particular time, or because we are hungry? What if we see a delicious-smelling snack? The book looks at the difference between instinctive and learned behavior, at reflex actions, and animal and human emotions. It tackles common confusions about the science and shows how topics are relevant to the reader
A guide to wild South America by Michael Bright( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Bright, M.
Bright, M. (Michael)
ブライト, マイケル
Languages
English (115)
Spanish (14)
French (8)
German (3)
Indonesian (1)
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