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Jordan, Paul 1941-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 81 publications in 5 languages and 2,958 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Study guides  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR2827, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Jordan
Neanderthal : neanderthal man and the story of human origins by Paul Jordan( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the results of research into the origins, lifestyle, and technology of Neanderthalers, discussing the genetic tests on Neanderthal bones that indicate the Neanderthal folk were not modern man's direct ancestor, and considering the recent archaeological discovery of a child that seems to be a mix of modern humans and Neanderthal types
Riddles of the Sphinx by Paul Jordan( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book tells the full story of the Great Sphinx of Giza as Egyptology has uncovered it. The Sphinx is one of the most striking monuments of the ancient Egyptians, and has attracted the attention of travellers, scientists, archaeologists and others for generations. Paul Jordan details the Sphinx's impact on the ancient world, on Arab writers, on Renaissance travellers, on the pioneers of Egyptology and on modern scholarship. He tells the story of the Sphinx's many bouts of excavation and restoration, and above all puts the Sphinx in the context of all that is known about ancient Egyptian history and religion." "This book examines every aspect of the Sphinx, including a professional geologist's recent claims regarding its age, and provides an authoritative and highly readable overview of the issues and debates currently surrounding it."--Jacket
Egypt : the black land by Paul Jordan( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores Ancient Egypt through its history, culture, scientific acheivements, and attitudes towards death
The seven wonders of the ancient world by Paul Jordan( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Pyramids at Giza to the Colossus of Rhodes, from the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the Lighthouse of Alexandria, from the Temple of Ephesus to the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World have never ceased to fascinate through the ages
North Sea saga by Paul Jordan( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The triumphs and troubles of two major modern industries - fishing and oil - are chronicled in this book, while the stories of seafarers, shipbuilders, mariners, pirates, fishermen and oil men who have struggled to make a living from the sea and sometimes suffered grievously at its hands are skilfully woven into the narrative." "The North Sea as we know it has existed for less than ten thousand years, yet its rich history as a battleground, barrier, highway and resource provides a wealth of material for this book."--Jacket
The Atlantis syndrome by Paul Jordan( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work unravels the whole Atlantis mythology, starting with the first reference to it in the works of Plato in about 360BC. It follows the evolution of the idea through classical times and the Middle Ages, and shows how the modern approach to the story was pioneered by an Italian poet in 1530. In the 1860s the Flemish scholar Brasseur de Bourbourg claimed that Mayan hieroglyphs recorded a colossal cataclysm that had engulfed a large island in the Atlantic in 9937 BC - this island, he argued, was Plato's Atlantis. Having examined how the myth has developed through history, the text then unpicks the key elements of what he calls the "Atlantis syndrome". To set the record straight, readers are guided through the real facts
The face of the past by Paul Jordan( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A schoolchild in World War II by Miriam Moss( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early man by Paul Jordan( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in a cave by Paul Jordan( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What was it like to be a caveman? What sort of house would you live in? What sort of clothes would you wear? Paul Jordan takes us back in time to see what it was really like to live in prehistoric times, what kind of animals we would have shared the land with, and what our daily life would involve. How would you have managed in this strange and difficult world?
A midsummer night's dream by James L Calderwood( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comedy of mistaken identity and magic, one of Shakespeare's best-loved plays, takes place in an enchanted forest near Athens, the realm of Oberon and Titania, king and queen of the fairies. In this famous story of spirits and spells, tricks and potions, lovers lost and found, the fairies and Puck, the spirit of mischief, magically transform the romantic fate of two young mortal couples Lysander and Hermia, Demetrius and Helena
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inspector calls; a play in three acts by J. B Priestley( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een geheimzinnige politie-inspecteur ondervraagt een gezin over de zelf- moord van een meisje. Vanaf de 4e klas voortgezet onderwijs
Neandertal : l'origine dell'uomo by Paul Jordan( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gli enigmi della sfinge : dalle antiche scoperte archeologiche alle più recenti teorie, verità e leggenda sul monumento più misterioso del mondo by Paul Jordan( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Neanderthal : neanderthal man and the search for human origins by Paul Jordan( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

North Sea saga by Paul Jordan( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[This] is the story of the North Sea and the people living around it over the ten thousand years or so of its existence. The story runs from Stone Age totem-poles to twentieth century oil rigs, from log boats to cruise liners. Neolithic farmers, Bronze Age warriors, Roman Empire builders, Dark Age Kings, Viking raiders, medieval merchants, commercial and national rivals in the modern world are the characters of the Saga, along with shipbuilders, mariners, pirates, fishermen, oilmen and all the people of the coastal zones who have struggled to make a living by the sea and sometimes suffered grievously on account of it. The North Sea is north-west Europe's home waters, small as the world's seas go but historically rich in its resources and inclusive in the communications it affords between such contrasting zones as Norway's and Scotland's highlands and the lowlands of Holland and East Anglia. This book explores the long coastlines and the long histories of all the lands around the North Sea, to reveal how much they share in a common saga of human experience in one of the most successful and progressive regions of the world. -http://www.pearson-books.com
CliffsNotes Shakespeare's A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Provides a summary of the life and times of William Shakespeare, an introduction to the play, character analyses, critical commentaries, and a review
 
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Jordan, Paul 1941-

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Riddles of the SphinxThe seven wonders of the ancient worldNorth Sea sagaThe Atlantis syndromeEarly manLife in a caveA midsummer night's dreamHamletNeanderthal : neanderthal man and the search for human origins