WorldCat Identities

Man, John 1941-

Works: 185 works in 623 publications in 16 languages and 24,720 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Maps  Popular works  Military history  Atlases 
Roles: Author, Other, Contributor, Creator, Editor, Composer, Author of introduction
Classifications: DS793.G67, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Man
The terra cotta army : China's first emperor and the birth of a nation by John Man( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The terra cotta army is one of the greatest, and most famous, archaeological discoveries ever made. Over eight thousand life-size figures of warriors and horses were interred in the mausoleum of the first emperor of China--and each figure is individually carved, perhaps representing real members of the emperor's army. Weaving together history and a first-hand account of his experience in China, John Man tells the fascinating story of how and why these astonishing figures were created in the third century BC. In doing so, he gives a vivid account of early China and the formation of its unique culture.--From publisher description
Alpha beta how 26 letters shaped the Western world by John Man( )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Praise for Alpha Beta"This book comes at the perfect moment as we rediscover the importance in early reading of cracking the alphabetic code. The story of how that code came into being is a fascinating one, and Man is the ideal writer to tell it." Times Educational Supplement"A richly absorbing exploration, from B.C. to PCs, of the evolution of the most fundamental characters of our cultural history, the alphabet we so much take for granted. John Man writes with a compellingly restless curiosity and immediacy. The ever surprising, exotically detailed narrative in his informative book makes it
Stay alive, my son by Pin Yathay( Book )
18 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1975 the Khmer Rouge forced Phnom Penh's entire population into the countryside to undergo "re-education". Engineer and former government official Pin Yathay tells how his entire family died from malnutrition, fever and execution, and how, to escape to Thailand he and his wife had to abandon their six year-old son
Attila : the Barbarian king who challenged Rome by John Man( Book )
23 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of Attila the Hun, focusing on his conflicts with the Roman Empire, his influence over the history of Europe, his image in the modern world, his reputation for savagery, and other related topics
Gutenberg : how one man remade the world with words by John Man( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of the fifteenth-century German printer who revolutionized printing with the invention of movable type
Ninja : 1,000 years of the shadow warrior by John Man( Book )
20 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blends mythology and anthropology to trace the history of the warriors with extraordinary skills in combat, climbing, deception, disguise, and camouflage from their first appearance in feudal Japan to the present
Genghis Khan : life, death, and resurrection by John Man( Book )
36 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Genghis Khan is one of history's immortals, alive in memory as a scourge, hero, military genius, and demigod. To Muslims, Russians, and westerners, he is a murderer of millions, a brutal oppressor. Yet in his homeland of Mongolia he is the revered father of the nation, and the Chinese honor him as the founder of a dynasty. In his so-called Mausoleum in Inner Mongolia, worshippers seek the blessing of his spirit. In a supreme paradox, the world's most ruthless conqueror has become a force for peace and reconciliation." "This is more than just a gripping account of Genghis's rise and conquests. John Man uses firsthand experiences in China and Mongolia to reveal the Khan's enduring influence. He has traveled the length of the empire. He spotlights the tension between Mongols and Chinese, who both claim Genghis's spirit. He is the first writer to explore the hidden valley where Genghis is believed to have died, and one of the few westerners to climb the mountain where he was likely buried." "This narrative paints a vivid picture of the man himself, the places where he lived and fought, and the passions that surround him still. For in legend, ritual, and intense controversy, Genghis lives on."--BOOK JACKET
Atlas of the year 1000 by John Man( )
26 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows empires, trade routes, military activity, etc. on all continents ca. 900-1100
Gorbachev : the path to power by Christian Schmidt-Häuer( Book )
8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The survival of Jan Little by John Man( Book )
15 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and Italian and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The inspiring story of a woman who survived alone in the Amazon jungle
Torvill & Dean : the autobiography of ice dancing's greatest stars by Jayne Torvill( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The kings of El Dorado by Thomas Dickey( Book )
18 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Text and lavish photographs present antiquities from the Chavin, Paracas, Moche, Inca, Chimu and Columbian Indian cultures that flourished in ancient Columbia and Peru
Samurai : the last warrior : a history by John Man( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Samurai, celebrated author John Man provides a unique and captivating look at their true history, told through the life of one man: Saigo Takamori, known to many as 'the last samurai.' In 1877, Takamori led a rebel army of samurai in a heroic 'last stand' against the Imperial Japanese Army, who sought to end the 'way of the sword' in favor of firearms and modern warfare."--Back cover
The day of the dinosaur by John Man( Book )
11 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profusely illustrated text describes the characteristics and environment of the dinosaurs and suggests reasons for their sudden demise
The Facts on file D-Day atlas : the definitive account of the Allied invasion of Normandy by John Man( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spine title: The D-Day atlas. Maps, photographs, and text trace the Normandy campaign from its conception to the destruction of the German forces and Allied liberation of Paris
The Terracotta Army : China's first emperor and the birth of a nation by John Man( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Terracotta Army is one of the greatest, and most famous, archaeological discoveries of all time. 8,099 life-size figures of warriors and horses were interred in the Mausoleum of the First Emperor of China each is individually carved, and they are thought to represent real members of the emperors army
Comets, meteors and asteroids by John Man( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profiles the smaller, free-ranging bodies that circle the Sun, providing information on their origins, make-up, and the threat they pose to Earth
The Gutenberg revolution : the story of a genius and an invention that changed the world by John Man( Book )
30 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beschrijving van leven en werk van de uitvinder van de boekdrukkunst, Johannes Gutenberg (1397-1468)
Walk! : It could change your life : a handbook by John Man( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Xanadu : Marco Polo and Europe's discovery of the East by John Man( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Man travelled in Marco Polo's footsteps to Xanadu, in search of the truth behind Marco's stories; to separate legend from fact. Drawing on his own journey, archaeology and archival study, John Man paints a vivid picture of the man behind the myth and the true story of the great court of Kublai Khan. --publisher's description
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Alternative Names
Man, John 1941-...
Mens, Džons 1941-
מן, ג'ון 1941-
マン, ジョン
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