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Conniff, Richard 1951-

Overview
Works: 97 works in 199 publications in 12 languages and 8,205 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Nature television programs  Popular works  Folklore  Science television programs  Miscellanea  Documentary films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QL362, 592
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Most widely held works about Richard Conniff
 
Most widely held works by Richard Conniff
Spineless wonders : strange tales from the invertebrate world by Richard Conniff( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We humans have a word for the feeling, whether actual or imagined, that creepy invertebrates are crawling over our skin. That word is formication, and the implied sense of horror and fascination, contends Richard Conniff, is something many of us actually crave. His Spineless Wonders presents an "unabashed wallow in the joy of formication." Spineless Wonders is an engaging, sophisticated, and humorous mix of natural history and human lore. Through his journalistic assignments, Richard Conniff has been in contact with invertebrates for more than twenty years - tarantulas in the upper Amazon region, dragonflies in Arizona, squid in Florida, and flies on the rim of his beer glass. Discoveries about the extraordinary habits and idiosyncrasies of the moth, the leech, the ant, and the slime eel are opening new frontiers in the exploration of our natural universe. Spineless Wonders takes us directly to these wild and wonderful outposts to observe the hazards of being around invertebrates, the bizarre adaptions that enable them to survive in the world, and also the astonishing work they do - work that enables us to survive
The species seekers : heroes, fools, and the mad pursuit of life on Earth by Richard Conniff( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Species Seekers takes us back in time--before the words "scientist" or "biologist" even existed--to an era when a popular fever for the natural world swept through humanity. Discovering new species wasn't a rarefied pastime; it was a pandemic, a social disease that struck every corner of society, claiming such notables as Thomas Jefferson, who laid out mastodon bones on the floor of the White House, and Mark Twain, who wanted to explore the Amazon but went bust in New Orleans and had to make do with the river at hand. Amid its tales of adventure and intrigue, The Species Seekers offers unmatched insight into one of the great revolutions in the history of human thought. At the start, God was in heaven, man was the center of the universe, and everyone accepted that the Earth had been born yesterday for our benefit. But we weren't sure where vegetable ended and animal began. We didn't know what species were, or that they could be joined by common origin. We had no method of identifying the causes of the pestilential diseases that made death a constant companion. All that suddenly changed as the species seekers introduced us to the pantheon of life on Earth--and our place within it."--Jacket
The natural history of the rich : a field guide by Richard Conniff( Book )

33 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 11 languages and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A naturalist presents a tongue-in-cheek study of the wealthy, noting their pecking orders and mating practices; drawing comparisons between the actions of the rich and animals in the wild; and offering examples about noted wealthy figures
Every creeping thing : true tales of faintly repulsive wildlife by Richard Conniff( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sequel to "Spineless Wonders" Richard Conniff once again explores the tangled connections between human beings and animals, this time mostly vertebrates. With his characteristically offbeat approach, he focuses on some of the least huggable members of the animal world. 16 line drawings
The ape in the corner office : understanding the workplace beast in all of us by Richard Conniff( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Applying the latest scientific research into animal behavior to the workplace environment, a witty study addresses a variety of important issues, including status obsession, bosses, climbing the corporate ladder, and the survival game
Ocean drifters by Mei guo guo jia di li xue hui( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Swedish and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An underwater voyage powered by Earth's great ocean currents--the superhighways of marine life
House of lost worlds : dinosaurs, dynasties, & the story of life on earth by Richard Conniff( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating book tells the story of how one museum changed ideas about dinosaurs, dynasties, and even the story of life on earth. The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, now celebrating its 150th anniversary, has remade the way we see the world. Delving into the museum's storied and colorful past, award-winning author Richard Conniff introduces a cast of bold explorers, roughneck bone hunters, and visionary scientists. Some became famous for wresting Brontosaurus, Triceratops, and other dinosaurs from the earth, others pioneered the introduction of science education in North America, and still others rediscovered the long-buried glory of Machu Picchu. In this lively tale of events, achievements, and scandals from throughout the museum's history, readers will encounter renowned paleontologist O.C. Marsh who engaged in ferocious combat with his "Bone Wars" rival Edward Drinker Cope, as well as dozens of other intriguing characters. Nearly 100 color images portray important figures in the Peabody's history and special objects from the museum's 13-million-item collections. For anyone with an interest in exploring, understanding, and protecting the natural world, this book will deliver abundant delights.-
Oceans( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six National Geographic programs focusing on under-the-sea species and their behavior
The ape in the corner office : understanding the workplace beast in all of us by Richard Conniff( Recording )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tired of swimming with the sharks? Fed up with that big ape down the hall? Real animals can teach us better ways to thrive in the workplace jungle. You're ambitious and want to get ahead, but what's the best way to do it? Become the biggest, baddest predator? The proverbial 800-pound gorilla? Or does nature teach you to be more subtle and sophisticated? Richard Conniff, the acclaimed author of The natural history of the rich, has survived savage beasts in the workplace jungle, where he hooted and preened in the corner office as a publishing executive. He's also spent time studying how animals operate in the real jungles of the Amazon and the African bush. What he shows in The ape in the corner office is that nature built you to be nice. Doing favors, grooming coworkers with kind words, building coalitions - these tools for getting ahead come straight from the jungle. The stereotypical Darwinian hard-charger supposedly thinks only about accumulating resources
The Devil's book of verse : masters of the poison pen from ancient times to the present day( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The energy people : a history of PSE & G by James C. G Conniff( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irish walls by Alen MacWeeney( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The science of whales( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of whale behavior, emphasizing whale sound research
Ireland : stone walls & fabled landscapes by Alen MacWeeney( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ape in the corner office : how to make friends, win fights, and work smarter by understanding human nature by Richard Conniff( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's a zoo out there! What real animals can teach us to thrive in the workplace jungle. This work offers a comparison of life in the office with life in the jungle - and lessons from the latter. It includes anecdotes and examples of jungle life that resembles the modern office
Spineless wonders : strange tales from the invertebrate world by Richard Conniff( Recording )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a combination of humor and sophistication, the author introduces you to a host of spineless creatures, from moths to leeches, and the extraordinary enthusiasts who study them
Spineless wonders : the joys of formication by Richard Conniff( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every creeping thing : true tales of faintly repulsive wildlife by Richard Conniff( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travelling the world over, Conniff shatters popular myths and shares extraordinary truths about unfairly maligned animals. This is a fascinating look at some of nature's most misunderstood animals
The stone walls of Ireland by Alen MacWeeney( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Spineless wonders : strange tales from the invertebrate world
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Conniff, Richard M. 1951-

Richard Conniff writer

코니프, 리처드

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The species seekers : heroes, fools, and the mad pursuit of life on EarthThe natural history of the rich : a field guideEvery creeping thing : true tales of faintly repulsive wildlifeThe ape in the corner office : understanding the workplace beast in all of usThe ape in the corner office : understanding the workplace beast in all of usIreland : stone walls & fabled landscapesThe ape in the corner office : how to make friends, win fights, and work smarter by understanding human natureSpineless wonders : strange tales from the invertebrate worldSpineless wonders : the joys of formication