WorldCat Identities

Farndon, John

Works: 594 works in 2,054 publications in 11 languages and 61,137 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Literature  History  Biographies  Popular works  Atlases  Maps  Reviews  Handbooks and manuals  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Contributor, Editor, Creator, Other
Classifications: QC981.3, 330
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Farndon
Weather by John Farndon( Book )

55 editions published between 1992 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 1,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses such elements of weather as clouds, wet air, frost, ice, wind, and air pressure. Includes some projects
The science book by John Farndon( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2020 in English and held by 1,438 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
Oil by John Farndon( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,315 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 economics book by Niall Kishtainy( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 1,246 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
The planets by Heather Couper( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring all-new 3D models built using data gathered by NASA and the European Space Agency
How the Earth works by John Farndon( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 1,019 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 )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 938 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
Shards from the polar ice : selected poems by Lidii︠a︡ Grigorʹeva( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 855 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
Stickmen's guide to math by John Farndon( )

6 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Learn how number systems and measurements allow us to make sense of the world. Discover how vital addition and subtraction are and look at cell division with illustrated spreads designed to keep young readers engaged."--
Rock and mineral by John Farndon( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated guide to the history and uses of rocks and minerals. Part of DK and Google's exciting family reference partnership, e.guides look at core topics from many angles, using facts, 3-D models, data boxes, charts, and more, bringing together the best of the Web with DK's outstanding reference books
Engineers by John Farndon( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 783 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
Strange medicine by John Farndon( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's easy to take a pill when we aren't feeling well. But did you know that the art of making medicines goes back thousands of years? Early remedies weren't always so easy--or effective. Some seemed downright disgusting. Wine infused with a venomous snake was used to cure fatigue and hair loss. Snail slime soothed burns, and a mixture of ear wax and mud treated headaches. Discover more about how medicine was practiced centuries ago and how, eventually, scientists discovered some truly amazing remedies, from the magic bullet that treated syphilis to the insulin used for diabetes
Atlas of oceans : an ecological survey of underwater life by John Farndon( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2020 in English and held by 755 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
Great scientists by John Farndon( Book )

41 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 733 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."--Jacket
The movie book( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 674 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 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Learn more about the destructive force of volcanoes through powerful images and stories. Clear text emphasizes scientific efforts to better understand how to prepare for volcanic eruptions, while appropriately high-impact visuals keep readers engaged"--
Electricity by John Farndon( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 635 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
Stickmen's guide to your brilliant brain by John Farndon( )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Simple, vibrant illustrations and cutaway diagrams give readers an in-depth and engaging look at the brain, senses, nerves, and nervous system. This potentially complex information is made reader-friendly with humor, clever examples, and clear explanations."--
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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 habitatsElectricity
Alternative Names
Farndon, Dz︠h︡on

Farndon, J.

Farndon, John

Farndon, John 1960-

Ferndons, Džons, 1960-

John Farndon wetenschapsjournalist

פרנדון, ג׳ון

פרנדון, ג'ון

جون فارندون، 1960-

판던, 존 1960-

판돈, 존 1960-

ファーンドン, ジョン