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Barnes-Svarney, Patricia L.

Overview
Works: 59 works in 197 publications in 1 language and 17,753 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Handbooks and manuals  Trivia and miscellanea  Juvenile works  Popular works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Publishing director, Director
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Most widely held works by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney
The handy math answer book by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 2,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From modern-day challenges such as balancing a checkbook, following the stock market, buying a home, and figuring out credit card finance charges to appreciating historical developments by Pythagoras, Archimedes, Newton, and other mathematicians, this engaging resource addresses more than 1,000 questions related to mathematics. Organized into chapters that cluster similar topics in an easily accessible format, this reference provides clear and concise explanations about the fundamentals of algebra, calculus, geometry, trigonometry, and other branches of mathematics. It contains the latest mathematical discoveries, including newly uncovered historical documents and updates on how science continues to use math to make cutting-edge innovations in DNA sequencing, superstring theory, robotics, and computers. With fun math facts and illuminating figures, The Handy Math Answer Book explores the uses of math in everyday life and helps the mathematically challenged better understand and enjoy the magic of numbers"--
How the new technology works : a guide to high-tech concepts by Robert J Cone( )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 2,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses artificial intelligence, biotechnology and genetic engineering, the chip, cryogenics, digital image processing, electric power generation, fiber optics, the laser, machine vision, medical imaging, micromachining and nanotechnology, networking, online databases, optical data storage, robots, supercomputers, superconductivity, the electromagnetic spectrum, communications, digital signals, binary numbers, the metric (SI) system, bar coding, CAD (Computer-Aided Design), CAM (Computer-Aided-Manufacture), CCDs (Charged-Coupled Devices), ceramics, circuits, communications satellites, CRT (cathode ray tube), global positioning system (GPS), holography, integrated optics, LCD (liquid crystal display), microscopes, microwave oven, optical character recognition (OCR), planetary spacecraft, radar, semiconductors, sensors, and transistors
The handy dinosaur answer book by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 2,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1,000 questions and answers, Randy Dinosaur digs through the facts of geologic and paleontologic history. More than 180 photos and a 16-page color spread make this an ideal guide for families, students and dinosaur buffs
The New York Public Library science desk reference by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 1,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basics of major areas of science are described and illustrated in this work that resembles the general New York Public Library Desk Reference. Chapters on scientific measurements and symbols as well as a section on time are followed by chapters devoted to the major scientific disciplines as well as meteorology, environmental science, computer science and engineering. Each chapter has a narrative about the discipline and charts, facts and other illustrations. Biographies of famous scientists, historical highlights, terms and a bibliography relevant to each science are included. There is a final chapter with directory information about science resources such as zoo, aquariums and planetariums, parks and caves, and periodicals. An index provides access to ready reference information. Recommended for all secondary collections
The handy biology answer book by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gene therapy. Forensic DNA profiling. Biochemistry. Biotechnology. Cloning. Stem Cells. Super Bugs. Genetically modified food. Botany. Zoology. Sex. The study of life and living organisms is ancient, broad and ongoing. Biology combines the Greek word for life, bios, with the suffix -ology, or science/study/knowledge of. The new, completely revised and updated The Handy Biology Answer Book, examines, explains, and traces mankind's understanding of this important topic. This handy reference is the go-to guide for students and the more learned alike. It answers questions in plain English on all aspects of human, animal, plant, and microbial biology. It also introduces the scientists behind the breathtaking advances
The oryx guide to natural history : the earth and all its inhabitants by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at natural history including geology, oceanography, climatology, meteorology, biology, paleontology, and anthropology
The handy nutrition answer book by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Your fitness, health, and well-being depend on food and proper nutrition. Yet, knowing what is in the foods we eat, understanding the differences between good and bad fat, learning which foods are good sources of vitamins, keeping up on the latest scientific discoveries, or discerning the effectiveness of different diets can be challenging. To help answer these questions there's The Handy Nutrition Answer Book. Additionally, the book scrutinizes the pros, cons, and effectiveness of the biggest, most popular, and trendiest diets on the market today.This handy reference examines, explains, and t
The handy ocean answer book by Thomas E Svarney( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information related to oceans, including waterspouts, whirlpools, ocean shelves, tides, and the effects of pollution and global warming
Asteroid : earth destroyer or new frontier? by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The large and small impact craters that dot the Earth's major land masses. If, as one theory states, the chance of a major collision is currently about one in ten thousand - similar to that of dying from anesthesia during surgery or of being killed in a car crash during any six-month interval - should we be living in fear? How could we possibly prepare ourselves for such a disaster? Patricia Barnes-Svarney, an asteroid enthusiast since childhood, asserts that the threat
The handy anatomy answer book : includes physiology by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We all have one. The human body. But do we really know all of its parts and how they work? The Handy Anatomy Answer Book is the key to unlocking this door to a wondrous world. Covering all the major body systems-integumentary (skin, hair, etc.), skeletal, muscular, nervous, sensory, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive, and, for good measure, adds chapters on growth and development and how science can help and augment the body-it follows the fascinating maze of organ systems and shows how much the body does routinely just to let you move, breathe, eat, and fight off disease. This handy reference helps make the language of anatomy-as well as physiology and pathology-more understandable and less intimidating. Fascinating trivia, plus serious facts, combine to answer over 1,200 questions about the human body, including What is Gray's Anatomy? What does it mean to have 20/20 vision? Why is blood sticky? How does exercise affect the heart? What is "gluten intolerance"? Is urine always yellow in color? What are the seven warning signs of Alzheimer's disease? What is a reflex? How much sleep does an individual need? Can humans use organs from other animals for transplants?"--
Zimbabwe by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the history, topography, people, and culture of Zimbabwe, with emphasis on its current economy, industry, and place in the political world
Traveler's guide to the solar system by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes the reader on a tour of the solar system, describing asteroids and each of the planets
Skies of fury : weather weirdness around the world by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are no bad boys and the same goes for weather, but that's not to say its behavior isn't often mighty strange, as science writers Barnes-Svarney and Svarney explain. Concisely knit together here are introductions to the grand forces shaping the weather and the sideshow of related hellspawn, dazzlers, and curios. In a light but bell-clear tone, Barnes-Svarney and Svarney lay the foundation stones: the hydrologic cycle, the great prevailing winds, the jet stream and the southern oscillation and high and low pressure systems-the weather shapers. Then they present the odd weather phenomena, the events that keep you wondering: Jacob's Ladder and the Ropes of Maui, sun dogs and moon dogs, the twilight wedge, the specter of Brocken (where, high in the mountains, your shadow penetrates into the encroaching fog, framed by concentric rings of glory), and everybody's favorite, the green flash. These are set within their particular contexts, be they topographic or atmospheric, and are typically accompanied by outrageous stories. One finds a pilot bailing out of his plane at 47,000 feet and falling smack dab into a monster hurricane. He is spun around in the system, the ultimate wash-rinse cycle, for 40 minutes. He almost drowns, but it's the lightning that really gets his attention: 'it appeared mainly as a bluish sheet, several feet thick, sometimes sticking close to me in pairs.' He is hurled to the ground, lands in a tree, and walks away. Then there is the chartreuse ball of lightning the size of a bus that bounced down a Welsh hillside, and the air light that brings us purple mountains' majesty, and the storm surges during syzygy, when the sun and moon are aligned and the tides just keep rising. The weather: it never ceases to amaze. You will continue to stand in awe of it after reading this book, but at least it won't be dumb awe. (photos)-
When the earth moves : rogue earthquakes, tremors, and aftershocks by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The handy diabetes answer book by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Handy Diabetes Answer Book is the go-to guide for diabetes, prediabetics, their lobed ones, and caretakers. An easy-to-use and informative reference, it makes a complicated condition more understandable by providing practical advice and well-research answers to nearly 950 common questions."--Back cover
Through the telescope : a guide for the amateur astronomer by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A paranoid's ultimate survival guide by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses hidden dangers found inside and outside the home, including perils found on the earth, in the ocean, in space, on planes, in a backyard, and in the home, and provides ways to cope with these threats
Born of heat and pressure : mountains and metamorphic rocks by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Describes the formation of different types of mountains and metamorphic rock (rocks that change form in the intense heat and pressure of the Earth's interior) and discusses their impact on their environment." -- T.p .verso
Loyalties by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Claire's partner in her Medical Emergencies class is injured, Commander Wiley blames Claire for the accident. Now claire's future hangs in the balance unless Beverly and Data can find a way to clear her-- without being expelled themselves!
Secrets of the sun : a closer look at our star by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the processes and features of the sun, including solar eclipses, sunspot cycles, coronal mass ejections, and solar wind. Also discusses scientific models and technology used to study the sun
 
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How the new technology works : a guide to high-tech conceptsThe handy dinosaur answer bookThe New York Public Library science desk referenceThe handy biology answer bookThe oryx guide to natural history : the earth and all its inhabitantsThe handy ocean answer bookAsteroid : earth destroyer or new frontier?Zimbabwe
Alternative Names
Barnes, Loutricia 1953-

Barnes-Svarney, Patricia.

Barnes-Svarney, Patricia 1953-

Barnes-Svarney, Patricia Lou 1953-

Svarney, Patricia Barnes- 1953-

Svarney Patricia L. Barnes

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