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Johnson, Rebecca L.

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Works: 110 works in 256 publications in 2 languages and 24,700 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Reference works  Biography  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Rebecca L Johnson
Desk reference to nature's medicine by Steven Foster( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before formal science enabled a systematic approach to medicine, healers used plants to alleviate pain, ease the symptoms of diseases, and treat complaints of every kind. Today, people still use medicinal plants, in traditional roles or as building blocks for new research and innovative drugs. Featuring 350 full-color photographs, botanical drawings, and maps, this book is based on the work of botanical experts and presents alphabetically arranged, illustrated entries for hundreds of plants. Each is described, with full details of its physical appearance and medicinal uses; its origins and geographic distribution, how it's harvested and used in conventional and alternative medicine, and a range map. There are also sidebars on everything from ancient folklore to the latest research.--From publisher description
Zombie makers : true stories of nature's undead by Rebecca L Johnson( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are zombies real? Scientists know this for sure: dead people do not come back to live and start walking around, looking for trouble. But there are things that can take over the bodies and brains of innocent creatures, turning them into senseless slaves. Meet nature's zombie makers -- including a fly-enslaving fungus, a suicide worm, and a cockroach-taming wasp -- and their victims
National Geographic guide to medicinal herbs : the world's most effective healing plants by Rebecca L Johnson( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From headaches to sore feet, muscle cramps to melancholy: the remedies to many ailments can be found in the world of plants. In this guide, both botanists and medical experts explore the healing properties of herbs and other plants to reveal how they have been used in the past and how they can be used today. A resource organized by body system lists the key herbal remedies available, their uses, and cautionary advice, also includes full-color photos, a glossary and several thematic indexes
Journey into the deep : discovering new ocean creatures by Rebecca L Johnson( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents new animals discovered during a ten year project of documenting sea life, describing new species of such creatures as jellyfish, octopuses, squids, sea worms, and crabs, found along coral reefs, ocean mountain ranges, and in the dark zone
The greenhouse effect : life on a warmer planet by Rebecca L Johnson( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses what the greenhouse effect is, research into its causes, and its possible impact on our planet
When lunch fights back : wickedly clever animal defenses by Rebecca L Johnson( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the various types of defenses mechanisms used by animals, including the bone spikes of the African hairy frog, the deadly poison of the blue-spotted N. taracua termite, and the hammer-like punch of the peacock mantis shrimp
Chernobyl's wild kingdom : life in the dead zone by Rebecca L Johnson( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the events of the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident in the Ukraine, describing how scientists are monitoring the effects of radiation on the wildlife that continue to live there and what this means for the human population surrounding the area
A walk in the tundra by Rebecca L Johnson( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes readers on a walk in the tundra, showing examples of how the animals and plants of the tundra are connected and dependent on each other and the tundra's soil and climate
A walk in the boreal forest by Rebecca L Johnson( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the climate, seasons, plants, animals, and soil of the boreal forest, a biome or land zone, which stretches across the northern parts of North America, Europe, and Asia
A walk in the desert by Rebecca L Johnson( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the climate, soil, plants, and animals of North American deserts and the ways in which the plants and animals depend on each other and their environment to survive. As well as the climate of the desert, this account covers its flora and fauna and their interactions. (Best Books for Children, 7th ed.)
A walk in the rain forest by Rebecca L Johnson( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes readers on a walk through a tropical rain forest, showing examples of how the animals and plants depend on each other and their environment to survive
A walk in the prairie by Rebecca L Johnson( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the climate, soil, seasons, plants, and animals of the North American prairie and the ways in which the plants and animals depend on each other and their environment to survive
A walk in the deciduous forest by Rebecca L Johnson( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes readers on a walk through a forest of trees that lose their leaves in the fall, showing examples of how the animals and plants depend on each other and their environment to survive
Masters of disguise : amazing animal tricksters by Rebecca L Johnson( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents animals that use camouflauge to survive, including the harlequin filefish, the gliding lizard, and the cuckoo finch
Battle of the dinosaur bones : Othniel Charles Marsh vs. Edward Drinker Cope by Rebecca L Johnson( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwin's theory of evolution, published in 1859, shook up the field of paleontology, the study of ancient plants and animals. Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope, enthralled with these new ideas, discoveries, and developments, became determined to become world-famous paleontologists. When they met in 1863, they started off as friends. But within a few years, competition drove them apart. Each fought bitterly to discover more fossils, name more species, and publish more papers than the other. In their haste to outdo each other, they both produced some shoddy work. The resulting confusion took many years to correct, and their toxic relationship crippled the field of paleontology for decades afterward. However, the competition also produced a wealth of fossils, laying a firm foundation for future paleontologists and supporting Darwin's theory, as well as generating keen public interest in prehistoric life.--From publisher description
Plate tectonics by Rebecca L Johnson( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how scientists arrived at the theory of plate tectonics and presents an overview of what it teaches, discussing the formation of volcanoes, the movement of the continents, the cause of earthquakes, and other related subjects
Satellites by Rebecca L Johnson( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn what satellites do for us
The muscular system by Rebecca L Johnson( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the function of the muscular system and how it works, and explains how to keep muscles healthy and functioning properly
Nanotechnology by Rebecca L Johnson( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn what nanotechnology is and some of its possible uses
Mighty animal cells by Rebecca L Johnson( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Close-up color photos of cells and cell parts, inform about what special talents your cells and the cells of other animals have
 
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Desk reference to nature's medicine
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Johnson, R. L.

Johnson, Rebecca

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National Geographic guide to medicinal herbs : the world's most effective healing plantsJourney into the deep : discovering new ocean creaturesThe greenhouse effect : life on a warmer planetA walk in the tundraA walk in the boreal forestA walk in the desertA walk in the rain forestA walk in the prairie