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Herbert Spencer Zim (1909–1994)

Författare till Birds of North America: A Guide to Field Identification

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Herbert S. Zim was born in 1909 in New York City. He was a naturalist, author, editor and also known as the fonder and editor in chief of the Golden Guides series of nature books. Zim wrote or edited more than one hundred scientific books, and in a thirty-year career teaching in the public schools visa mer introduced laboratory instruction into elementary school science. He is best known as the founder in 1945, of the Golden Guides, pocket-size introductions for children to such subjects as fossils, zoology, microscopy, rocks and minerals, codes and secret writings, trees, wildflowers, dinosaurs, navigation and more. He was the sole or co-author for many of the books, which were valued for their clarity, accuracy and attractive presentation helped by the illustrations of James Gordon Irving. He continued to work on the Golden Guides series until Alzheimer's disease forced him to slow down in the 1990s. He died in 1994 at Plantation Key, Florida. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Herbert Spencer Zim

Astronomi (1951) 1,017 exemplar
Mammals: A Guide to Familiar American Species (1955) — Författare — 783 exemplar
Codes and Secret Writing (1948) 219 exemplar
Botany (1970) 102 exemplar
Snakes (1949) 96 exemplar
Orchids (1970) 91 exemplar
The Great Whales (1951) 80 exemplar
Alligators and Crocodiles (1952) 70 exemplar
Rocks and How They Were Formed (1961) 66 exemplar
Ostriches (1964) 58 exemplar
Frogs and Toads (1950) 51 exemplar
Owls (1950) 46 exemplar
What's Inside of Me? (1952) 35 exemplar
Lightning and Thunder (1952) 35 exemplar
What's Inside of Animals? (1953) 32 exemplar
Golden Hamsters (1951) 31 exemplar
Homing Pigeons (1949) 30 exemplar
What's Inside of Plants? (1952) 29 exemplar
Parrakeets; (1953) 29 exemplar
The universe (1964) 29 exemplar
Comets (1956) 28 exemplar
Bones (1969) 28 exemplar
Blood (1968) 27 exemplar
The Big Cats (1955) 27 exemplar
Our Senses and How They Work (1956) 25 exemplar
The Sun (1953) 25 exemplar
What's Inside of Engines? (1953) 24 exemplar
Monkeys (1955) 24 exemplar
Elephants (1946) 23 exemplar
Dinosaurs (1954) 23 exemplar
Your Heart and How it Works (1959) 23 exemplar
What's Inside the Earth? (1953) 23 exemplar
Corals (1966) 22 exemplar
Sea Stars and Their Kin (1976) 21 exemplar
Metric measure (1974) 21 exemplar
Rabbits (1948) 21 exemplar
Snails (1975) 20 exemplar
Shooting Stars (1958) 19 exemplar
Crabs (1974) 19 exemplar
Waves (1967) 17 exemplar
Armored Animals (1971) 16 exemplar
The New Moon (1980) 15 exemplar
Mexico (1969) 15 exemplar
Goldfish (1947) 14 exemplar
Diamonds (1959) 14 exemplar
Sharks (1966) 12 exemplar
Tractors (1972) 12 exemplar
Caves and Life (1978) 12 exemplar
Hoists, Cranes, and Derricks (1969) 11 exemplar
Machine Tools (1969) 10 exemplar
Bird Nests, Turtles, and Fish (1963) 10 exemplar
Life and Death (1970) 10 exemplar
Little Cats (1978) 9 exemplar
Quartz (1981) 9 exemplar
Submarines (1942) 9 exemplar
Your Brain and How It Works (1972) 8 exemplar
Your food and you (1957) 8 exemplar
Trucks (1970) 8 exemplar
Medicine (1974) 7 exemplar
Things Around the House (1954) 7 exemplar
Cargo Ships (1970) 7 exemplar
Rockets and Jets (1945) 6 exemplar
Commercial Fishing (1973) 6 exemplar
Our Wonderful World (1966) 5 exemplar
Parachutes (1943) 4 exemplar
Your Skin (1979) 4 exemplar
Pipes and Plumbing Systems (1974) 3 exemplar
Telephone Systems 2 exemplar
How things grow 2 exemplar
How things grow 2 exemplar
Hoists, Cranes, and Derricks (1969) — Författare — 1 exemplar
Cargo Ships — Författare — 1 exemplar
People of Purpose 1 exemplar
Eating places (1975) 1 exemplar
Planets 1 exemplar
Parrakeets 1 exemplar
Monkeys 1 exemplar

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Rocks and Minerals (Field Guide and Introduction to the Geology and Chemistry of) (1973) — Redaktör, vissa utgåvor351 exemplar
Exploring the World Around Us (Childcraft) (1949) — Bidragsgivare — 42 exemplar
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 11, July 1977 — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar


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Zim's Ostrich book gives historical information as well as anatomical information about the ostrich. Other birds from the ratite group are also mentioned in the book, such as the rhea, cassowary, emu, kiwi, and tinamou. Extinct relatives are mentioned at the end of the book.
MarySchubert | Feb 8, 2024 |
Authorized Abridgement, Scholastic, Soft Cover
shirfire218 | 4 andra recensioner | Jun 30, 2023 |
I found an interesting spider up on Mount Rainier a few years ago. The pale blue egg sac caught my attention. I guessed it was in the wolf spider family, roaming around at 1800 meters (6000 feet). I snapped a few photos and continued on to botanize.A few months later, I added an observation on iNaturalist. I know this was a wolf spider (family Lycosidae) but not much more. After a few hours,someone suggested this spider was in genus Pardosa.

A few years later, confirmed the ID at the genus level and noted that in Western Washington, only this genus has blue egg sacs. I then asked Rod about how to get to a species level ID. I asked them to recommend a good beginner's book on spiders. They suggested Spiders and Their Kin by Levi et al. I ordered a copy of the book, and when it arrived, I noticed it was a Golden Guide, which I had thought of as a children's book. I was wrong! This book was a perfect introduction. It covers land arthropods other than insects, including spiders, scorpions, harvestmen, mites, centipedes, millipedes, and wood lice. The book starts with the classification, anatomy, and behavior of spiders and their kin.

The book's core is an illustrated review by family of spiders, spider relatives, myriapods, and land crustaceans. It has worldwide coverage. The length of each section varies based on the number of species. For example, orbweavers (Araneidae) cover 19 pages, about 12% of the book. This section was helpful, especially a two-page spread on how orbweavers build their webs. The unit on wolf spiders (Lycosidae) helped me understand the behavior of the genus Pardosa.

This book will sit beside me while working on my iNaturalist observations of spiders and their relatives. It's a good introduction in 160 pages. One caveat is that this isn't a detailed species identification guide but should be helpful to classify down to the family level.
… (mer)
brewbooks | 4 andra recensioner | Apr 2, 2023 |



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