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Doherty, Paul 1948-

Overview
Works: 20 works in 96 publications in 2 languages and 4,198 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Humor  Pictorial works  Pop-up books  Toy and movable books  Miscellanea  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6054.O37, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Doherty
The demon archer : a medieval mystery featuring Hugh Corbett by Paul Doherty( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hugh Corbett is asked to solve the murder of Lord Henry Fitzalan, who was not very well liked and which makes the suspects aplenty
And then you're dead : what really happens if you get swallowed by a whale, are shot from a cannon, or go barreling over Niagara by Cody Cassidy( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A gleefully gruesome look at the actual science behind the most outlandish, cartoonish, and impossible deaths you can imagine. What would happen if you took a swim outside a deep-sea submarine wearing only a swimsuit? How long could you last if you stood on the surface of the sun? How far could you actually get in digging a hole to China? Paul Doherty, senior staff scientist at San Francisco's famed Exploratorium Museum, and writer Cody Cassidy explore the real science behind these and other fantastical scenarios, offering insights into physics, astronomy, anatomy, and more along the way. Is slipping on a banana peel really as hazardous to your health as the cartoons imply? Answer: Yes. Banana peels ooze a gel that turns out to be extremely slippery. Your foot and body weight provide the pressure. The gel provides the humor (and resulting head trauma). Can you die by shaking someone's hand? Answer: Yes. That's because, due to atomic repulsion, you've never actually touched another person's hand. If you could, the results would be as disastrous as a medium-sized hydrogen bomb. If you were Cookie Monster, just how many cookies could you actually eat in one sitting? Answer: Most stomachs can hold up to sixty cookies, or around four liters. If you eat or drink more than that, you're approaching the point at which the cookies would break through the lesser curvature of your stomach, and then you'd better call an ambulance to Sesame Street."--Publisher information
The magic wand and other bright experiments on light and color by Paul Doherty( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Japanese and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experiments using common items such as cardboard and mirrors demonstrate the properties of light and color
The spinning blackboard and other dynamic experiments on force and motion by Paul Doherty( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents over twenty experiments exploring the principles of mechanics. The experiments are miniature versions of some the exhibits at the Exploratorium, San Francisco's famed museum of science, art, and human perception
Square wheels : and other easy-to-build, hands-on science activities by Don Rathjen( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by teachers for teachers, students, and anyone who wants to learn science by doing science, this book contains 31 simple, inexpensive activities, demonstrations, and exhibits
The cool hot rod and other electrifying experiments on energy and matter by Paul Doherty( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents over twenty experiments exploring energy transformations and how they affect the everyday world. The experiments are miniature versions of some the exhibits at the Exploratorium, San Francisco's famed museum of science, art, and human perception
The Cheshire cat and other eye-popping experiments on how we see the world by Paul Doherty( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Japanese and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The color of nature by Pat Murphy( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the colorful secrets of the enigmatic Aurora Borealis or the ethereal shimmer of a floating soap bubble? The Color of Nature - from San Francisco's acclaimed hands-on science museum, the Exploratorium - tackles the conundrum of color. An engaging text by Pat Murphy and extraordinary photographs by William Neill and other acclaimed nature photographers clearly illustrate how colors gracefully illuminate our world. We may be accustomed to thinking of color as nature's home-decorating technique, but the colors we see - in the yellow petals of a daffodil and the blue flicker of a flame - exist as essential tools of nature and are the result of fascinating physical phenomena. Occasionally, after a storm when the corner of our eye captures the elusive rainbow and the leaves of a tree take on a glowing green hue, we stop and wonder at these pure, visual pleasures
The treason of the ghosts by Paul Doherty( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the village of Melford a local lord is executed for spate of vicious murders. It's not until the killing begins again, and the dead lord's son alleges that a miscarriage of justice has taken place, that a serious investigation begins. Hugh Corbett realises that for the last five years a serial killer has terrorised the villagers and that when, not if, the next victim is chosen, he must be ready to act
Bending light : an exploratorium toolbook : dozens of activities for hands-on learning by Pat Murphy( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple experiments introduce the basic principles of light and lenses. Includes a magnifying lens
Traces of time by Pat Murphy( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text demonstrate the effects of the passage of time on the natural world
And then you're dead : a scientific exploration of the world's most interesting ways to die by Cody Cassidy( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What would happen if you stuck your head into a nuclear particle accelerator? What if you jumped into an interstellar black hole, or slipped out of a deep-sea submarine wearing only a pair of Speedos? In And Then You're Dead: The world's most interesting ways to die, we'll give serious answers to these horribly interesting questions in a way a layperson can understand. Illustrated with straight-forward technical art and leavened by small doses of dry humor, the book will be both scientifically informative and gruesomely entertaining. Relying on the deeply human observation that things which actually happen compel little interest, there will be no discussion of heart attacks or car wrecks. But there will be plenty to learn about those people unfortunate enough to get swallowed by a whale
Halley's comet pop-up book by Patrick Moore( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pop-up book on Halley's comet, giving information about its location, orbit, history and future, and about the various spaceprobes sent up in 1986 to study it. Includes a pop-up telescope and mini film strip
The Klutz book of magnetic magic by Paul Doherty( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zap science by John Cassidy( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Undetermined and English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes science activities in electricity, light, crystals and more
And then you're dead : what really happens if you get swallowed by a whale, are shot from a cannon, or go barreling over Niagara by Cody Cassidy( )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gleefully gruesome look at the actual science behind the most outlandish, cartoonish, and impossible deaths you can imagine What would happen if you took a swim outside a deep-sea submarine wearing only a swimsuit? How long could you last if you stood on the surface of the sun? How far could you actually get in digging a hole to China? Paul Doherty, senior staff scientist at San Francisco's famed Exploratorium Museum, and writer Cody Cassidy explore the real science behind these and other fantastical scenarios, offering insights into physics, astronomy, anatomy, and more along the way.Is slipping on a banana peel really as hazardous to your health as the cartoons imply? Answer: Yes. Banana peels ooze a gel that turns out to be extremely slippery. Your foot and body weight provide the pressure. The gel provides the humor (and resulting head trauma). Can you die by shaking someone's hand? Answer: Yes. That's because, due to atomic repulsion, you've never actually touched another person's hand. If you could, the results would be as disastrous as a medium-sized hydrogen bomb. If you were Cookie Monster, just how many cookies could you actually eat in one sitting? Answer: Most stomachs can hold up to sixty cookies, or around four liters. If you eat or drink more than that, you're approaching the point at which the cookies would break through the lesser curvature of your stomach, and then you'd better call an ambulance to Sesame Street.From the Trade Paperback edition
Be a space detective by Anita Ganeri( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Find out about the mysteries of outer space, with puzzles, projects, and quizzes
Zap science by John Cassidy( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science activities pertaining to electricity, light, crystals, and more
Awesome! magnet magic : [amazing facts! cool tricks! real magnets!] by Paul Doherty( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zap science by John Cassidy( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Science activities pertaining to electricity, light, crystals, and more
 
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The demon archer : a medieval mystery featuring Hugh Corbett
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The magic wand and other bright experiments on light and colorThe spinning blackboard and other dynamic experiments on force and motionSquare wheels : and other easy-to-build, hands-on science activitiesThe cool hot rod and other electrifying experiments on energy and matterThe Cheshire cat and other eye-popping experiments on how we see the worldThe color of natureThe treason of the ghostsTraces of time
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Doherty, Paul C.

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