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Barnes-Svarney, Patricia L.

Overview
Works: 50 works in 144 publications in 1 language and 16,387 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Handbooks and manuals  Juvenile works  Popular works  Trivia and miscellanea  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Publishing director, Director
Classifications: Q173, 500
Publication Timeline
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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 1,765 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 )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 833 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 )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 790 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( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 649 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 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is real, and that there are better defenses than those now in place. In Asteroid, she vividly evokes both the perils and fascination of these heavenly bodies that have the power to yield untold rewards - and boundless destruction
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 Undetermined and held by 624 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 )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 619 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
Zimbabwe by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 582 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 478 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 419 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 )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The handy anatomy answer book : includes physiology by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 330 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?"--
The handy geology answer book by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over one hundred photographs and illustrations that answer nearly one thousand questions about the science of geology and provides information on such topics as volcanoes, mountains, glaciers, oceans, continents, dinosaur fossils, and how artificial gems are synthesized
The handy biology answer book by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

8 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and held by 298 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
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 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the telescope : a guide for the amateur astronomer by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 190 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 183 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
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 179 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
Born of heat and pressure : mountains and metamorphic rocks by Patricia L Barnes-Svarney( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 177 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 )

2 editions published in 1996 in Undetermined and English and held by 173 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!
 
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The New York Public Library science desk reference
Alternative Names
Barnes, Loutricia 1953-

Barnes-Svarney, Patricia.

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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English (96)

Covers
The handy dinosaur answer bookThe handy math 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 bookTraveler's guide to the solar system