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Townsend, John 1955-

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Works: 257 works in 709 publications in 3 languages and 21,493 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Fiction  Young adult works  Horror fiction  Detective and mystery comic books, strips, etc  Horror tales 
Roles: Author
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Publications about John Townsend
Publications by John Townsend
Most widely held works by John Townsend
Hunter's moon by John Townsend( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 470 libraries worldwide
"Neil loves working as a gamekeeper. But something very strange is going on in the woods ... First his boss has a mysterious accident. Then there are the scratch marks on the trees ... What is the meaning of the message Neil receives? And why should he beware the Hunter's Moon?" [Back cover]
Mysterious urban myths by John Townsend( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Dutch and held by 448 libraries worldwide
Discusses mysterious urban legends with codes as to their truthfulness. Includes a page-by-page glossary of words and phrases
Mysterious monsters by John Townsend( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Dutch and held by 434 libraries worldwide
Looks at such mythical creatures and real animals as Komodo dragons, giant squid, vampires, dragons, and Bigfoot
Incredible fish by John Townsend( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 389 libraries worldwide
Looks at the physical characteristics and behavior of various unusual fishes
Mysterious signs by John Townsend( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Offers explanations for strange events such as crop circles and ghost sightings
Scalpels, stitches & scars : a history of surgery by John Townsend( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 348 libraries worldwide
Presents a survey of the history of surgery and its techniques
Incredible reptiles by John Townsend( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 345 libraries worldwide
Presents an introduction to reptiles, in simple text with illustrations, describing their physical characteristics, habitat, behavior, and life cycle
Mysterious disappearances by John Townsend( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Dutch and held by 342 libraries worldwide
Relates cases of people who have mysteriously disappeared, never to be found
Incredible amphibians by John Townsend( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 334 libraries worldwide
Provides an overview of amphibians, including frogs, toads, and lizards, discussing how they breathe, feed, reproduce, and defend themselves
Incredible arachnids by John Townsend( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 326 libraries worldwide
Describes the physical characteristics, habitats, life cycle, and behavior of different kinds of spiders
Incredible mammals by John Townsend( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 325 libraries worldwide
Looks at the behavior and characteristics of different mammals, from the sharp-toothed rodents that dwell throughout most of the world, to the duck-billed platypus that is found only in or near water in Australia
Mysterious encounters by John Townsend( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Dutch and held by 321 libraries worldwide
Explores reports of mysterious objects that have landed on earth, from "frozen water meteorites" to live pink frogs to UFOs, as well as what may still be heading this way
Incredible insects by John Townsend( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
Introduces a variety of unusual facts about the physical characteristics and behavior of insects
Mysterious visitors by John Townsend( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Dutch and held by 302 libraries worldwide
Discusses the facts and theories about ghosts and other bizarre and unexplained phenomena
Incredible birds by John Townsend( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 296 libraries worldwide
Describes the physical characteristics, habitats, and behavior of a wide variety of birds, from the tiny hummingbird to the huge ostrich
Pox, pus & plague : a history of disease and infection by John Townsend( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
Describes how people throughout history have dealt with diseases such as smallpox, polio, typhoid, and more, and examines the symptoms and scientific discoveries that effect the way diseases are treated
Amazing animal communicators by John Townsend( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 288 libraries worldwide
Readers learn about the many ways animals communicate
Pills, powders & potions : a history of medication by John Townsend( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
Describes how people throughout history treated illnesses, including the use of snails to cure sore throats and tobacco leaves to treat kidney stones
Speurneuzen & fijnproevers : zintuigen van dieren by John Townsend( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Examines the powerful and unique senses of numerous animals, covering sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch, and looking at the way a shark finds its prey
 
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Alternative Names
Townsend, John Mr
タウンゼンド, ジョン
Languages
English (106)
Spanish (14)
Dutch (8)
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