WorldCat Identities

Farndon, John

Works: 579 works in 1,812 publications in 12 languages and 54,953 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Literature  History  Biography  Popular works  Atlases  Maps  Handbooks and manuals  Dictionaries  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Contributor, Editor, Creator, Collector
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Farndon
Weather by John Farndon( Book )

48 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of experiments that explore the nature of weather and how it is measured and examined
Oil by John Farndon( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information about oil and other petroleum products, explaining what they are and how they are used; discussing oil exploration, drilling, and refining; and looking at the problem of pollution and alternatives to oil as a fuel source. Includes clip-art CD-ROM and wall chart
The science book by John Farndon( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in English and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An innovative and accessible guide to theories in technology and nature. Learning about science can be daunting, but this book makes it easier by giving you all the big ideas simply explained. Simple explanations and stylish infographics open up the world of science to even the complete novice
The planets by Heather Couper( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring all-new 3D models built using data gathered by NASA and the European Space Agency
The economics book by Niall Kishtainy( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reveals the many ideas and schools of economics that have emerged since trading first began in ancient times."--Front jacket flap
How the Earth works by John Farndon( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experiments and projects explore the earth's structure, features, and changing landscape
Human body! by John Farndon( Book )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This visual encyclopedia includes 3-D artworks, offering a view of every part of the body from the skull to the heart and lungs to the joints and muscles, taking kids from head to toe. Supporting STEM education initiatives, all the body systems and structures are made easy to understand. Both the anatomy -- how the body looks -- and the physiology -- how the body works -- are visualized and explained with clear text, and the astonishing facts and figures revealed will keep young readers hooked on Human Body!
Do not open by John Farndon( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of unusual facts, secrets, and unsolved mysteries from around the world, from Paris' hidden tunnels, to the mystery of the the Roswell crash site in New Mexico, and to secret documents contained in the Vatican library
Rock and mineral by John Farndon( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated guide to the history and uses of rocks and minerals. From tools to fuels, discover the amazing uses of rocks and minerals with hundreds of links to the best of the net
Atlas of oceans : an ecological survey of underwater life by John Farndon( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the oceans and seas around the world, describing the creatures found in them, threats they face, and recommendations on ways to preserve the ocean ecosystem
Engineers by John Farndon( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of the world's most prominent and revolutionary engineers, discussing their key feats and major breakthroughs, from Archimedes and Leonardo da Vinci to Henry Ford and the Wright brothers
Great scientists by John Farndon( Book )

35 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the Greek mathematicians Euclid and Archimedes, whose work is even now required reading, to the theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, the greatest practitioners from a wide range of scientific disciplines are represented here. Each entry gives a biographical background of its subject and a description of the main themes of their work, together with concise expositions of some of their key ideas."--Publisher
The movie book( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than a century after the Lumière brothers made their first movie, the magic of the silver screen refuses to fade. Even silent era classics, such as the futuristic Metropolis, still retain the power to astonish. The talkies introduced new genres-- among them the special-effects blockbuster, first seen in King Kong and reinvented in the 1980s with Steven Spielberg's Jaws-- that continue to inspire and enthrall. In more recent years, technological progress has led to such groundbreaking achievements as Toy Story and Gravity. Including more than 100 of the best movies made, from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to Boyhood, the book contains highlights taken from every genre and every part of the world-- from neorealism to the New Wave, and from crime thriller to romantic comedy, fantasy, and sci-fi. The Movie Book is the perfect introduction to this fascinating subject, bound to delight and entertain film buffs and new movie audiences alike
Wildlife atlas : a complete guide to animals and their habitats by John Farndon( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information about eight different habitats around the world and the various animals that live in each
Electricity by John Farndon( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early in the 17th century, Francis Bacon decided that the best way to learn about the world was to discover things for oneself. Since then, science has been a marriage of observation and experimentation. The experiments contained in each chapter allow young scientists to investigate basic principles using common household materials and easy-to-follow instructions. The titles are filled with dozens of color photographs that illustrate experiments and provide a glimpse of everyday and extraordinary uses of the subject. In addition, engaging features such as "Did You Know?" boxes provide fascinating facts. The "In Focus" sections offer in-depth looks at specific features of each subject. "In The Real World" boxes highlight pivotal experiments by real scientists
Oxygen by John Farndon( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history of the chemical element oxygen and explains its chemistry, how it works in the body, and its importance in our lives
1000 things you should know about space by John Farndon( )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you like your information served up in bite-size pieces, you will feast on 1000 things you should know. There are 100 illustrated topic panels on space and each panel contains 10 facts
Calcium by John Farndon( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and Dutch and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the origins, properties, chemical activity, and uses of the element calcium. An attractive, readable book that explains calcium's atomic structure, where & how it occurs in nature, its reactions, compounds, & uses. Every single thing and person consists of elements, and this informative series will help young readers understand just how important the elements are and what role they play in the science of chemistry. Enhanced by easy-to-follow diagrams and full-color illustrations, the text explains how elements behave, their individual characteristics and their importance in everyday life. In addition to informative "fact boxes, " each volume also contains "Did You Know" features which explore topics such as why carbon makes soft drinks fizz. A wonderfully balanced combination of color photographs, paintings and drawings enhance the text and assist in learning about each element
Shards from the polar ice : selected poems by Lidii︠a︡ Grigorʹeva( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""It would be hard to imagine Russian poetry in the last half century without Lydia Grigorieva, "" writes eminent Russian poet and critic Konstantin Kedrov. Grigorieva is a uniquely individual voice, bucking the trends of modernist poetry to create her own distinctive and beguiling body of poetry
Dictionary of the earth by John Farndon( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sections on geography, geology, meteorology and ecology explain the workings of our planet
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How the Earth works
OilHow the Earth worksHuman body!Do not openRock and mineralAtlas of oceans : an ecological survey of underwater lifeGreat scientistsWildlife atlas : a complete guide to animals and their habitats
Alternative Names
Farndon, Dz︠h︡on

Farndon, J.

Farndon, John

Farndon, John 1960-

Ferndons, Džons, 1960-

פרנדון, ג׳ון

פרנדון, ג'ון

جون فارندون، 1960-

판던, 존 1960-

판돈, 존 1960-

ファーンドン, ジョン