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Kelsey, Elin

Overview
Works: 63 works in 183 publications in 6 languages and 9,900 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Literature  Picture books  Informational works  Pictorial works  Creative nonfiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: GF48, J304.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Elin Kelsey
Watching giants : the secret lives of whales by Elin Kelsey( )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Personal, Anecdotal, and Highly engaging, Watching Giants opens a window on a world that seems quite like our own, yet is so different that understanding it pushes the very limits of our senses. Elin Kelsey's colorful first-person account, drawing from her rich, often humorous, everyday experiences as a mother, a woman, and a scientist, takes us to the incredibly productive waters of the Gulf of California and beyond, to oceans around the world. Kelsey brings us along as she talks to leading cetacean researchers and marine ecologists about their discoveries. We encounter humpback whales that build nets from bubbles, gain a disturbing maternal perspective on the dolphin-tuna issue, learn intimate details about whale sex, and contemplate the meaning of the complex social networks that exist in the seas. What emerges alongside these snapshots of whale culture is a dizzying sense of the tremendous speed with which we are changing the oceans' ecosystems - through overfishing, noise pollution, even real estate development. Watching Giants introduces a world of immense interconnectivity and beauty, and one that is now facing imminent peril."--Jacket
You are stardust by Elin Kelsey( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces readers to the extensive and surprising ways in which they are connected to the natural world around them
Not your typical book about the environment by Elin Kelsey( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written to allay children's fears about the environment, this book shows how smart technologies, innovative ideas, and a growing commitment to alternative lifestyles are exploding around the world, creating a future that will be brighter than we sometimes might think. Includes profiles of unexpected personalities
Wild ideas by Elin Kelsey( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new book that celebrates the 'nature' of creative problem solving"--Front jacket flap
Elephants by Elin Kelsey( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how elephants live, thieir habits, and how they raise their young
Bees by Elin Kelsey( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the physical characteristics, habits, and habitats of the honeybee
Beavers by Elin Kelsey( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Habitat, behavior, and physical characteristics of the beaver
Owls by Elin Kelsey( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and French and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the physical characteristics, habits, and habitats of owls
Strange new species : astonishing discoveries of life on earth by Elin Kelsey( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the new species of animals and plant that scientists discovered around the world, including a monkey the size of a finger, a whale nobody has ever seen, and many more
Finding out about whales by Elin Kelsey( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This remarkable book features five popular types of whales, and the creative ways scientists make new discoveries about these legendary creatures" Cf. Our choice, 1999-2000
Penguins by Merebeth Switzer( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the physical characteristics, habits, and habitats of penguins and elephants
You are never alone by Elin Kelsey( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the creators of You Are Stardust and Wild Ideas comes a new informational picture book that explores how humans are inextricably connected to nature. This book draws examples from the clouds and the cosmos, the seafloor and the surface of our skin, to show how we are never alone: we are always surrounded and supported by nature. Whether it's gravity holding us tight; our lungs breathing oxygen synthesized by plants; the countless microorganisms that build our immunity; or the whales whose waste fertilizes the plankton that feed the fish we eat: nature touches every aspect of how we live. Using lyrical text grounded in current science alongside detailed diorama art, this book presents the idea that we thrive through connections to the land and sea and sky, and togetherness is key to nature. It encourages inquiry-based learning, inviting readers to wonder, ask questions, observe the natural world, and engage with big ideas. An author's note at the end offers more insight into the research behind the text."--
Finding out about dinosaurs by Elin Kelsey( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this entertaining and information-packed guide a respected scientist provides up-to-date information about dinosaurs. Features a panoramic design with intriguing sidebars" Cf. Our choice, 2001
A last goodbye by Elin Kelsey( Book )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the death of a loved one through the parallel experiences of other species of animals, similar to Elin's treatment of nature in You Are Stardust and problem-solving in Wild Ideas. As with Elin's previous picture books, A Last Goodbye will combine simple, poetic text with a "big idea"--in this case, the idea that death is a natural part of our lives and that many species experience sadness and mourning when their loved ones are sick and dying. From elephants to killer whales, parrots to bonobos, lemurs to humans, many animals have rituals to commemorate their loved ones and to help them through difficult times. This book broaches a difficult and scary topic through a gentle and heartfelt exploration of the natural stages of life and loss. In a parallel way to how we will be remembered by our loved ones, the book goes on to explore the ways our bodies might be remembered by the earth, repurposed to continue replenishing new life."--
Canadian dinosaurs by Elin Kelsey( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the conditions that have contributed to the discovery of a large number of dinosaur fossils in Canada, and discusses the work of paleontologists in unearthing and studying these ancient giants
Raccoons by Laima Dingwall( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Habits and habitats of raccoons and owls
Saving sea otters : stories of survival by Elin Kelsey( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vreemde nieuwe wezens : verbazingwekkende ontdekkingen van nieuw leven op aarde by Elin Kelsey( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We volgen allerlei wetenschappers die op zoek zijn naar nieuwe dieren- en plantensoorten. Met veel kleurenillustraties en tips voor discussies. Vanaf ca. 12 jaar
Turtles / Bees by Merebeth Switzer( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discribes the physical characteristics, behaviors and habitats of various kinds of turtles and bees
Chipmunks by Merebeth Switzer( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the physical characteristics, behavior, diet, habitat, and geographical distribution of the North American chipmunk
 
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Not your typical book about the environment
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Not your typical book about the environmentStrange new species : astonishing discoveries of life on earthFinding out about whalesFinding out about dinosaursCanadian dinosaurs
Alternative Names
켈지, 엘린 1961-

Languages
English (99)

French (10)

Spanish (7)

Italian (2)

Russian (1)

Dutch (1)