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Millard, Peter

Overview
Works: 125 works in 278 publications in 2 languages and 9,934 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Literature  Biographies  Puzzles and games  History  Autobiographies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Other, Contributor, Actor, Photographer
Classifications: QH81, 508
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Most widely held works by Peter Millard
Notes of me : the autobiography of Roger North by Roger North( )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roger North (1653-1734) was an English writer, lawyer, and polymath. In this autobiography, he wanders the intellectual, political, and cultural fields of Restoration England, mapping the state of his country and the state of his selfhood. In describing the currents affecting his life, North makes forays into the worlds of natural philosophy, Christian stoicism, Cartesian science, architecture, music, education, and James I's treatment of the Protestant courtiers, while recounting his upbringing in an impoverished noble family, his education at Cambridge, and his career as a successful lawyer. Modern readers will find his sympathetic account of witch trials particularly intriguing." "Peter Millard's edition contains full annotations that provide historical context and include references to North's other works. The introduction explores the current scholarly interest in North's precocious development of a more integrated theory of the psycho-physical nature of human cognition, and reveals the autobiography as the key to understanding North's ideas."--Jacket
Bouncing and bending light by Barbara Taylor( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents projects and experiments demonstrating the effects of mirrors and lenses on rays of light
Color and light by Barbara Taylor( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the properties of light which make variation in color possible and suggests projects and experiments to demonstrate such principles
Winter by Ruth Thomson( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and German and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a wide variety of projects and activities based on the theme of winter
Autumn by Ruth Thomson( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides art and craft projects and activities based on the theme of autumn
Spring by Ruth Thomson( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a wide variety of projects and activities based on the theme of spring
Numbers by Rose Griffiths( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book encourages the reader to observe and use numbers in the things they do, by counting items, finding addresses, measuring things, and more
Circles by Rose Griffiths( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reader is encouraged to observe circles, and then is shown how to draw circles, both small and large
General preface & life of Dr. John North by Roger North( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 2019 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains two important works by Roger North (1651?-1734): his General Preface and Life of Dr John North. The General Preface is a remarkable discussion of the theory of life writing, in which North works towards a revolutionary new kind of biography that combines practical, ethical, and scientific uses. It is a plea for a personal biography that will entertain its readers, teach them valuable moral and practical lessons, and at the same time add to the store of data available on human nature. North is led to consider such matters as the use of subject's own works, the separation of the private life from the public, the unreliability of memory, and the unlikely combination of qualities needed in a biographer; he goes on to discuss the ethical responsibilities of the 'historiographer' and meditates on the folly of devoting oneself to public service. The General Preface is a landmark in the history of biographical theory. It includes almost every point to be raised Johnson and Boswell several decades later, and introduces issues that were not to receive full critical attention until our own day. Following the General Preface is the Life of Dr John North, one of three biographies of North's brothers. The Life is beautifully focused on the neurotic Master of Trinity College, who lived for his Greek studies, kept spiders in glass jars, looked like a madame en travestie, and was at continual war with his students and Fellows. The biography contains fascinating glimpse of the Cambridge of Barrow and Newton in the period when Cartesian doctrines were still in the ascendant. It ends with a moving account of John North's collapse and final illness. Roger North's brilliant use of anecdotes to reveal personality and his unflinching recording of the facts both pleasant and unpleasant make the life of his difficult brother an excellent example of what he conceived biography to be: an entertaining source for lessons in living, and a document in the 'natural history of mankind, which is everyone's interest to know.'
Games by Rose Griffiths( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book discusses various games, shows how mathematics is used in games, tells about inventing new games, and more
Levers by Chris Ollerenshaw( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book discusses the way levers are used in toys, including prying things, rowing boats, turning small movements into bigger ones, and more
Spooky things by Penny King( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives directions for creating collages of witches, monsters, and other spooky things
Printing by Rose Griffiths( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book introduces some basic lessons of matching and counting and translation and rotation of various printed images
Railroads by Rose Griffiths( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book introduces some of the basic mathematical skills, including counting, comparing, measuring, and estimating
Boxes by Rose Griffiths( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book introduces some basic mathematical skills, including three-dimensional shapes, comparing size, and measuring capacity
Weight and balance by Barbara Taylor( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the concept of force and how the earth's gravity determines an object's weight. Introduces devices used to measure weight
Force and movement by Barbara Taylor( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs, simple text, and activities introduce the subject of force and the way things move
Bang and rattle by Sally Hewitt( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple, clear instructions show how to make instruments to bang and rattle, such as homemade drums, janglers, and chimes
Pluck and scrape by Sally Hewitt( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple, clear instructions show how to make instruments to pluck and scrape, such as a tissue box guitar, a rubber band harp, and a bottle bass
Energy and power by Barbara Taylor( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how various energy sources, such as oil, electricity, steam, and nuclear power, are produced, and demonstrates how each is manipulated to provide energy for machines and everyday items
 
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Alternative Names
Millard, Peter Tudor

Languages
English (85)

German (1)