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Barnes-Svarney, Patricia L.

Overview
Works: 54 works in 170 publications in 1 language and 17,794 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Handbooks and manuals  Juvenile works  Popular works  Trivia and miscellanea  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Publishing director, Director
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Most widely held works by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney
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 1,659 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 dinosaur answer book by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 815 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 handy math answer book by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 784 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"--
The handy nutrition answer book by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 649 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
The handy biology answer book by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 642 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
How the new technology works : a guide to high-tech concepts by Robert J Cone( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 612 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
Asteroid : earth destroyer or new frontier? by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 603 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 oryx guide to natural history : the earth and all its inhabitants by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 544 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
The handy ocean answer book by Thomas E Svarney( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information related to oceans, including waterspouts, whirlpools, ocean shelves, tides, and the effects of pollution and global warming
Traveler's guide to the solar system by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

4 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 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the earth moves : rogue earthquakes, tremors, and aftershocks by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 183 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 178 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
Loyalties by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in Undetermined and English and held by 164 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 164 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
The National Science Foundation by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the history of the National Science Foundation, describing its structure, function, and influence on American society
 
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The New York Public Library science desk reference
Alternative Names
Barnes, Loutricia 1953-

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Barnes-Svarney, Patricia 1953-

Barnes-Svarney, Patricia Lou 1953-

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Svarney Patricia L. Barnes

Svarney, Patricia L. Barnes- 1953-

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The handy dinosaur answer bookThe handy math answer bookThe handy biology answer bookHow the new technology works : a guide to high-tech conceptsAsteroid : earth destroyer or new frontier?The oryx guide to natural history : the earth and all its inhabitantsZimbabweThe handy ocean answer book