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Carlson, Laurie M. 1952-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 134 publications in 3 languages and 19,221 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Biography  Directories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TT160, 745.5
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Most widely held works about Laurie M Carlson
 
Most widely held works by Laurie M Carlson
Boss of the plains : the hat that won the West by Laurie M Carlson( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of John Stetson and how he came to create the most popular hat west of the Mississippi
Kids create! : art & craft experiences for 3- to 9-year-olds by Laurie M Carlson( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 150 craft and art activities for creative self-expression of youngsters, with easy-to-follow instructions
A fever in Salem : a new interpretation of the New England witch trials by Laurie M Carlson( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reinterpretation of the events in Salem in 1692 reveals a medical cause for the strange symptoms that afflicted Salem residents and that were explained at the time as evidence of witchcraft
EcoArt! : earth-friendly art & craft experiences for 3- to 9-year-olds by Laurie M Carlson( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents art and craft projects that benefit the environment through such activities as recycling
More than moccasins : a kid's activity guide to traditional North American Indian life by Laurie M Carlson( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kids will discover traditions and skills from the people who first settled this continent, including gardening, making useful pottery, and communicating through Navajo codes. Includes how-to information
Colonial kids : an activity guide to life in the New World by Laurie M Carlson( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives instructions for preparing foods, making clothes, and creating other items used by European settlers in America, thereby providing a description of the daily life of these colonists
Westward ho! : an activity guide to the Wild West by Laurie M Carlson( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides historical details of the settlement of the West and descriptions of frontier life with accompanying activities
Cattle : an informal social history by Laurie M Carlson( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of the relationship between cows and people looks at the impact of science, technology, and economic forces on cattle, and traces their impact on human history and society
Days of knights and damsels : an activity guide by Laurie M Carlson( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 100 illustrated crafts, projects, and games help recreate the culture and world of the Middle Ages, when books were handmade and read by candlelight, sundials told the hour, and going barefoot was illegal
Harry Houdini for kids : his life and adventures with 21 magic tricks and illusions by Laurie M Carlson( Book )

3 editions published between 200 and 2009 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illusionist, escape artist, movie star, aviator, and spy--Harry Houdini was all these and an international celebrity and the world's most famous magician. This fascinating biography looks at all the facets of Houdini's amazing life and includes 21 magic tricks and illusions for a hands-on learning experience. Children will be inspired by this Jewish immigrant who grew up in poverty and, through perseverance and hard work, went on to become one of the most popular and successful entertainers of all time. Houdini was an artist who created his acts carefully, practicing them for years in some cases. He performed such seemingly impossible stunts as escaping several sets of handcuffs and ropes after jumping off a bridge into a flowing river. Kids will learn how he devised his most legendary stunts and will also learn the science and logic behind many of Houdini's acts including his famous milk can escape
Kids camp! : activities for the backyard or wilderness by Laurie M Carlson( Book )

7 editions published between 1961 and 1995 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended for inexperienced campers, this guide provides directions for making camping equipment, projects, outdoor games, and snacks and meals, and offers safety tips
Thomas Edison for kids : his life and ideas : 21 activities by Laurie M Carlson( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses Thomas Edison as a scientist and encourages kids to persevere with their own ideas
Classical kids : an activity guide to life in Ancient Greece and Rome by Laurie M Carlson( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and German and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates life in ancient Greece and Rome, and the contributions of those cultures to modern civilization, through hands-on activities such as making a star gazer, chiseling a clay tablet, and weaving Roman sandals
Green thumbs : a kid's activity guide to indoor and outdoor gardening by Laurie M Carlson( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of tips, trivia, projects, and recipes for young gardeners
Seduced by the West : Jefferson's America and the lure of the land beyond the Mississippi by Laurie M Carlson( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The Lewis and Clark expedition has become part of the founding myth of the American West, integral to our explanations of how the nation extended to the Pacific Ocean. It remains one of the most examined yet most mysterious of the many events that shaped the West. Whenever the reasons for its epic and harrowing journey must be explained, we find ourselves awash in grey. We suppose the nation was pushing its natural boundaries to both coasts; or we imagine it was a challenge that simply had to be met because it was there."" "So writes Laurie Winn Carlson at the start of her book about the opening of the American West. Why, she wonders, should Thomas Jefferson have bothered to send Lewis and Clark on an arduous transcontinental journey by foot when American ships were already plying the waters off the Pacific Northwest coast? Why didn't he bother to commission one of those ships to pick them up at the mouth of the Columbia River, rather than force them to return overland? The answer, Ms. Carlson argues, is that Lewis and Clark may have been only a demonstration of American reach or, worse, bait - to tempt the Spanish to attack the expedition, thus provoking a war with Spain over their territories to Florida and the West." "Seduced by the West views the Lewis and Clark expedition as just one of several schemes to seize Western lands from foreign powers and extend the new United States to the Pacific. And behind the scenes in most all of them was the Virginian who actually knew little about the West but under whose presidency the Louisiana Purchase was completed, Thomas Jefferson. As Ms. Carlson notes, Jefferson never traveled west, but he was involved to varying degrees with the men who did the exploring, organizing, and trekking at the Western frontiers - men who left few papers for historians to pursue, and have been largely forgotten."--Jacket
Knit, hook, and spin : a kid's activity guide to fiber arts and crafts by Laurie M Carlson( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dive into the wonderful and creative world of fiber arts and crafts with this easy-to-follow activity book packed with over 70 projects across a variety of fiber arts including knitting, felting, knotting and braiding, spinning, weaving, crocheting, and dyeing. Clear instructions and illustrations guide you in creating these cute, useful crafts. Learn to: felt a handy bag, braid a small rug, weave a colorful tapestry, knit comfy slippers, crochet an eye-catching belt, make and use natural dyes, repurpose old clothing, and much more! Along the way you'll learn fascinating fiber facts and history, such as how Viking ships' woolen sails were made, the history of rope bridges, how artists in Japan craft giant straw sculptures, and much more. Fun for younger kids to explore with a caregive or older kids to work through alone, Knit, Hook, and Spin belongs in any craft-loving kid's home or classroom."--Page 4 of cover
Queen of inventions : how the sewing machine changed the world by Laurie M Carlson( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the history of sewing and how it was transformed in the 1850s when an American inventor, Isaac Singer, not only invented a practical sewing machine, but also a way for everyone to afford one. A brief history of Singer's development and manufacture of the sewing machine, and its affect on commerce, society, fashion and more -- including the Industrial Revolution and the Women's Movement
Home study opportunities : the complete guide to going to school by mail by Laurie M Carlson( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to home study courses from kindergarten through graduate programs, also includes vocational and trade school programs
On sidesaddles to heaven : the women of the Rocky Mountain mission by Laurie M Carlson( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William J. Spillman and the birth of agricultural economics by Laurie M Carlson( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Biography of William J. Spillman, scientist and educator for the United States Department of Agriculture. Explores Spillman's role in the development of the agricultural economics, the agricultural New Deal, genetics research, agricultural education and the Cooperative Extension Service, the post-World War I overproduction crisis, and the Law of Diminishing Returns"--Résumé de l'éditeur
 
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Boss of the plains : the hat that won the West
Alternative Names
Carlson, Laurie

Carlson, Laurie 1952-

Carlson, Laurie M.

Carlson, Laurie W.

Carlson, Laurie W. 1952-

Carlson, Laurie Winn

Carlson, Laurie Winn 1952-

Winn Carlson, Laurie 1952-

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Kids create! : art & craft experiences for 3- to 9-year-oldsA fever in Salem : a new interpretation of the New England witch trialsEcoArt! : earth-friendly art & craft experiences for 3- to 9-year-oldsMore than moccasins : a kid's activity guide to traditional North American Indian lifeColonial kids : an activity guide to life in the New WorldWestward ho! : an activity guide to the Wild WestCattle : an informal social historyDays of knights and damsels : an activity guide