WorldCat Identities

Delf, Brian

Works: 196 works in 561 publications in 11 languages and 5,921 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Pictorial works  Literature  Illustrated works  Military history  Maps  World atlases  Children's atlases  Bible stories 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator, Other
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Brian Delf
In the beginning-- : the nearly complete history of almost everything by Brian Delf( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in 7 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visual reference work traces the changes in history, science, and the arts
Space : stars, planets, and spacecraft by Sue Becklake( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates what we know about space so far, looks at the curious world of frozen planets, explores stars and black holes, and describes what satellites, probes, and other spacecraft do
Picture atlas of the world by Brian Delf( )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maps of the different regions of the world show their geographic, cultural, and economic features. Includes text describing the individual countries
My first baking book by Helen Drew( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in Spanish and English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Step-by-step photographs and instructions show readers how to make the snacks and desserts everyone likes
Great events that changed the world by Brian Delf( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and illustrations present an overview of such important historical topics as the Roman Empire, the First Crusade, the fall of the Aztecs, the Moghul Empire, and the French Revolution
Ancient Greek fortifications, 500-300 BC by Nic Fields( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the construction and ongoing development of fortifications in ancient Greece
Bronze age war chariots by Nic Fields( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chariots, the first mobile fighting vehicle, seem to have originated in Mesopotamia in the third millennium BC. The highly mobile two-wheeled war chariot, carrying a driver and an archer armed with a short composite bow, revolutionized military tactics after 1700 BC. This expensive weapon spread throughout the Middle East and is thought to have reached Egypt with the conquering Hyksos. It spread into Asia Minor, Greece, and was known in Northern Europe by 1500 BC. This book covers the evolution of the war chariot throughout the Bronze Age, detailing its design, development and combat history - in particular its fundamental involvement at the battle of Qadesh [4e de couv.]
Bible atlas by Stephen Motyer( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the geography of the Holy Lands and the great nations that ruled them
The Bible : the really interesting bits! by Brian Delf( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates hundreds of scenes from the major stories in the Bible
The picture atlas of the world by Brian Delf( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maps of the different regions of the world show their geographic, cultural, and economic features. Includes text describing the individual countries. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
Roman legionary fortresses 27 BC-AD 378 by Duncan B Campbell( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of a legionary fortress as a permanent structure dates from the reign of Augustus (27 BCAD 14). It is only from that time that we find a standing army distributed around the empire, and their permanent fortresses developed from the temporary field fortifications of the legions on campaign. This book describes the development, design and construction of these fortresses throughout the length and breadth of the Empire. It also deals extensively with the experience of life within a typical fortress and covers the operational history of these fortifications, including the famous siege of Vetera in AD 69
Hittite fortifications, c.1650-700 BC by K Nosov( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover; Title; Contents; Introduction; Chronology; Methods of Construction; Anatomy of Hittite Fortresses; Tour of the Sites: Hattusha, Alacahöyük and Karatepe; Sanctuaries and the Living Sites; Aftermath; The Sites Today; Bibliography and Further Reading; Related Titles; Imprint
North Vietnamese Army soldier, 1958-75 by Gordon L Rottman( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commonly mistaken for the locally raised Viet Cong, the NVA was an entirely different force, conducting large-scale operations in a conventional war. Despite limited armour, artillery and air support, the NVA were an extremely politicized and professional force with strict control measures and leadership concepts. Gordon Rottman follows the fascinating life of the highly motivated infantryman from conscription and induction through training to real combat experiences. Covering the evolution of the forces from 1958 onwards, this book takes an in-depth look at the civilian and military lives of
Roman auxiliary forts, 27 BC-AD 378 by Duncan B Campbell( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the vast expansion of the Roman Empire came a need for more and more fortifications to defend it. The borders of the Empire stretched through wildly different terrains which demanded a huge variety of different fortifications, depending on the local conditions and the threats faced by the different areas. The adoption of local troops (auxiliaries) and local building techniques at key strategic points on the outskirts of the empire led to an intriguing mix of strong Roman structure with unique culturally diverse elements. Describing the development of these hugely varied defensive systems, Duncan Campbell delves into the operation and social history behind the fortifications. With detailed color artwork and maps, he traces their history through the Batavian Revolt of the 1st century AD, which saw auxiliary units scattered far from their native regions, until the decline of the late-3rd and 4th centuries placed their fortifications in an increasingly pressurized and eventually untenable position."--Publisher's description
The fortifications of ancient Egypt, 3000-1780 BC by Carola Vogel( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There have been fortifications in Egypt for almost 3,000 years before the birth of Christ. The first archaeological record is of a fortification on Elephantine Island from c.2900 BC, during the dynastic period, and there is both textual and iconographic evidence of earlier fortifications. This title will examine the fortifications constructed by the Pharaohs during the Old and Middle kingdoms, a period stretching from 3000 to 1070 BC. The Ancient Egyptians were interested both in fortifying their urban centres, such as the ancient capital of Memphis, and constructing specific fortresses to defend strategic locations, such as the Old Kingdom fortified town of Ayn Asil at the Dakhla Oasis. However, it is with the Middloe Kingdon period that fortification techniques and strategies became increasingly sophisticated. The conquests of the Pharaohs led to to the absorption of much of Nubia within their territory, particularly during the reign of Senusret II (1897-1878 BC). These new territories wer eprotected by elaborate chains of interconnected fortifications, structures that reveal a level of engineering sophistication unknown in northern Europe unitl the Early Modern period. The most famous of these fortifications was the fortress of Buhen, now flooded by the construction of the Aswan Dam. This title will detail all of these fortifications, as well as delving into the detailed defensive components of the structures - the gates, structures, walls and towers - that combined to make up these sites, as well as covering daily life with these sites and their operational history
Indian castles 1206-1526 : the rise and fall of the Delhi Sultanate by K Nosov( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This era is rightly considered to be the defining age of Indian castle and fortification design. The instability and feudal division of the country throughout the greater part of the period led to the intense fortification of many of the provinces, as each small lord sought to bolster his position by constructing castles. It is also the period during which Indian castles start to show their defining features, elements of which would be modified in later years as the technology of siege warfare changed. The combined influence of the Islamic and Hindu architectural tradition lends these fortific
Tunnel rat in vietnam by Gordon L Rottman( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title gives a detailed account of the development and deployment of the Tunnel Rats in the Vietnam War. The book highlights the special techniques and equipment developed for those who had to fight a claustrophobic and suffocating war underground
The Mannerheim Line, 1920-39 : Finnish fortifications of the Winter War by Bair Irincheev( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of the bloody civil war that followed Finland's independence from Russia in 1917, the border between the two countries was established across the Karelian Isthmus, an area long fought over by Russia, Finland, and Sweden in their attempts to dominate the northern tip of Europe. Neither the Soviets nor the Finnish were comfortable with such a divide which was only 32 km from the military and industrial city of Petrograd. As such, both sides began an intensive period of fortification and defensive planning. As the Winter War broke out in November 1939, the complex and heavily defended Mannerheim Line suffered intense bombardment. The armistice of 1940 saw Finland cede control of the entire Karelian Isthmus to the USSR, and a propaganda war ensued. Through an analysis of the background and operational history of the Mannerheim Line, the author attempts to dispel such myths and provide an accurate assessment of its huge historical importance
The castles of Henry VIII by Peter Harrington( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German Panzers, 1914-18 by Steve Zaloga( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the design and developmen of Grman tanks during World War I
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In the beginning-- : the nearly complete history of almost everything
Space : stars, planets, and spacecraftPicture atlas of the worldGreat events that changed the worldAncient Greek fortifications, 500-300 BCBronze age war chariotsBible atlasThe Bible : the really interesting bits!The picture atlas of the world
Alternative Names
Делф, Брайан

델프, 브라이언

デルフ, ブライアン