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Murphy, Pat 1955-

Overview
Works: 55 works in 213 publications in 7 languages and 11,767 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  History  Maps  Young adult works  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Director, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PZ7.M95435, [FIC]
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Pat Murphy
The wild girls by Pat Murphy( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 3,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When thirteen-year-old Joan moves to California in 1972, she becomes friends with Sarah, who is timid at school but an imaginative leader when they play in the woods, and after winning a writing contest together they are recruited for an exclusive summer writing class that gives them new insights into themselves and others
The city, not long after by Pat Murphy( Book )
16 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The city is San Francisco. The not long after refers to a devastating worldwide plague that has wiped out most of the planet's population. The people who survive in San Francisco are mostly artists, hippies, and misfits who pull together a viable community and transform the city. But when a military general determines to reunite the remnants of the once great United States and sets his sights on San Francisco, the people resist, figuring they have already discovered a better way of life, and stage an artistically creative kind of guerrilla warfare that becomes one of the oddest battles ever fought
Exploratopia by Pat Murphy( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Learn about science experiments and how and why they are done
The falling woman by Pat Murphy( Book )
16 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Winner of the Nebula Award: An archaeologist with a strange power risks death to unlock the secret of the Mayans When night falls over the Yucatan, the archaeologists lay down their tools. But while her colleagues relax, Elizabeth Butler searches for shadows. A famous scientist with a reputation for eccentricity, she carries a strange secret. Where others see nothing but dirt and bones and fragments of pottery, Elizabeth sees shades of the men and women who walked this ground thousands of years before. She can speak to the past—and the past is beginning to speak back. As Elizabeth communes with ghosts, the daughter she abandoned flies to Mexico hoping for a reunion. She finds a mother embroiled in the supernatural, on a quest for the true reason for the Mayans’ disappearance. To dig up the truth, the archaeologist who talks to the dead must learn a far more difficult skill: speaking to her daughter
The science explorer out and about : fantastic science experiments your family can do anywhere! by Pat Murphy( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science experiments from The Exploratorium in San Francisco. Specified is how much time is required, what simple ingredients are needed, and whether an experiment can be done by kids alone or by kids and adults together
There and back again by Pat Murphy( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Japanese and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A reworking of Tolkien's novel, The Hobbit, in a science-fiction setting. It tells of a search by a group of adventurers for a lost colony in space. The protagonists include Bailey, an asteroid miner, Gitana, a woman who is part cyborg, and Fluffy, a part-cat spaceship
By nature's design by William Neill( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Japanese and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The science explorer : family experiments from the world's favorite hands-on science museum by Pat Murphy( Book )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scientific experiments, amusements and tricks for children developed at the San Francisco Exploratorium, a hands-on museum of science, art and human perception
Nadya : the wolf chronicles by Pat Murphy( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and French and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The adventures of Nadya Rybak, an 1830s shape-shifting werewolf from Missouri. When her farming parents are killed by wolf hunters, Nadya changes shape to human, shoots the killer, then heads west dressed like a man. After many escapades she meets a half-Indian male werewolf who can accept her for what she is
Adventures in time and space with Max Merriwell by Pat Murphy( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Susan Galina and her friend Pat have escaped their normal lives into the elegant, isolated world of the Odyssey, a luxury cruise ship heading from New York to Europe via Bermuda. Pat is working on he rdoctoral thesis in quantum physics, and Susan is recovering from a recent and unhappy divorce."--Jacket
Pigasus by Pat Murphy( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pigasus the flying pig recovers her mother's golden nose ring from a pirate ship proving that while unusual, wings are useful on a pig
Wild angel by Pat Murphy( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When her parents are killed by a stage coach robber while traveling to California gold country, three-year-old Sarah McKensie is adopted and raised by wolves
The color of nature by Pat Murphy( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 237 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 brain explorer : puzzles, riddles, illusions, and other mental adventures ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of puzzles and activities dealing with memory, math, verbal skills, and visual perception
The city, not long after by Pat Murphy( )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The city is San Francisco. The not long after refers to a devastating worldwide plague that has wiped out most of the planet's population. The people who survive in San Francisco are mostly artists, hippies, and misfits who pull together a viable community and transform the city. For instance, they paint the Golden Gate Bridge blue. But when a military general determines to reunite the remnants of the once great United States and sets his sights on San Francisco, the people resist--figuring they have already discovered a better way of life--and stage an artistically creative kind of guerrilla warfare by using such weapons as tranquilizers and water balloons full of jasmine perfume and LSD. In all, it becomes one of the oddest battles ever fought
Tuna and billfish : fish without a country by James Joseph( Book )
9 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wild girls by Pat Murphy( Recording )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When thirteen-year-old Joan moves to California in 1972, she becomes friends with Sarah, who is timid at school but an imaginative leader when they play in the woods, and after winning a writing contest together they are recruited for an exclusive summer writing class that gives them new insights into themselves and others
Points of departure by Pat Murphy( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Winner of the Philip K. Dick Award: Nineteen stories of power and humanity from a science fiction master with otherworldly talent In a small house in the desert, a chimp named Rachel watches Tarzan on TV. Although her body is an ape’s, her mind is something different—a hybrid between those of a chimpanzee and a young girl. When his wife and child died, the doctor who created Rachel implanted his daughter’s brain into that of the chimp. Rachel remembers the jungle; she remembers high school. And when her father passes away, she will embark on the adventure of a lifetime. The Nebula Award–winning novella “Rachel in Love” anchors this haunting collection of stories from Pat Murphy, whose electric imagination is a testament to how wonderful science fiction can be. Her characters struggle with alien lovers, vegetative wives, and the burden of seeing into the future. And always, like Rachel, they search for something more: not just what it means to be human, but what it is to be alive
Bending light : an exploratorium toolbook : dozens of activities for hands-on learning by Pat Murphy( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simple experiments introduce the basic principles of light and lenses. Includes a magnifying lens
Adventures in time and space with Max Merriwell by Pat Murphy( )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Susan Galina and her friend Pat have escaped their normal lives into the elegant, isolated world of the Odyssey, a luxury cruise ship heading from New York to Europe via Bermuda. To Susan's delight, she discovers that her favorite author, Max Merriwell, is also aboard ship, teaching a writers' workshop. Susan's life becomes even more interesting when she meets Tom Clayton, the handsome chief of security. This cruise looks very promising indeed. But the pleasant shipboard vacation turns dark as the Odyssey passes into the Bermuda Triangle. Each year, Max Merriwell writes three novels, a science-fiction novel under his own name, a fantasy novel under the pseudonym Mary Maxwell, and a mystery novel under the pseudonym Weldon Merrimax. The trouble begins when Max receives a threatening note that appears to come from Weldon Merrimax, Max's own pseudonym. An eyewitness reports a murder--but the victim of the crime is not on the passenger list and the body is nowhere to be found. While others struggle to unde
 
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Alternative Names
Maxwell, Mary 1955-
Merrimax, Weldon 1955-
Merriwell, Max.
Merriwell, Max 1955-
Murphy, Pat
Murphy, Patrice 1955-
Murphy, Patrice A.
Murphy, Patrice A. 1955-
Murphy, Patrice Ann Mary Elmo 1955-
マーフィー, パット
Languages
English (114)
Japanese (4)
Italian (3)
French (2)
Polish (2)
Spanish (1)
Korean (1)
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