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Davies, Nicola 1958-

Works: 141 works in 616 publications in 13 languages and 40,587 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Picture books  Pictorial works  Poetry  History  Children's audiobooks  Braille books 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Contributor, Director
Classifications: QL49, 590
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Publications about Nicola Davies
Publications by Nicola Davies
Most widely held works by Nicola Davies
Extreme animals : the toughest creatures on Earth by Nicola Davies( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 3,805 libraries worldwide
Animals adapt to their surroundings for survival. Learn how they survive in conditions that humans never would. Are you ready for the competition? From the persevering emperor penguins of the South Pole to the brave bacteria inside bubbling volcanoes, from the hardy reptiles of the driest deserts to the squash-proof creatures of the deepest seabeds, animals have adapted to survive in conditions that would kill a human faster than you can say "coffin." Discover how they do it in this amazing natural history book from a celebrated team - and find out who wins the title of the toughtest animal of them all!
Just the right size : why big animals are big and little animals are little by Nicola Davies( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 3,405 libraries worldwide
This book uses cartoon-style art and geometry to explain the relationship between an animal's size and its abilities
Surprising sharks by Nicola Davies( Book )
25 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and Korean and held by 2,553 libraries worldwide
Introduces many different species of sharks, pointing out such characteristics as the small size of the dwarf lantern shark and the physical characteristics and behavior that makes sharks killing machines
One tiny turtle by Nicola Davies( Book )
27 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 2,017 libraries worldwide
Davies lyrical text follows the mysterious life of a loggerhead turtle as she is born, grows, journeys, and comes ashore to start a new cycle of life for her baby turtles. Illustrations
Big blue whale by Nicola Davies( Book )
28 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,747 libraries worldwide
Examines the physical characteristics, habits, and habitats of the blue whale
Bat loves the night by Nicola Davies( Book )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,632 libraries worldwide
Bat wakes up, flies into the night, uses the echoes of her voice to navigate, hunts for her supper, and returns to her roost to feed her baby
Just ducks! by Nicola Davies( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,490 libraries worldwide
On her way to school, a young girl spots mallard ducks in the river and enthusiastically describes their appearance, habits, and behavior. Interspersed throughout the pages are facts about ducks
White owl, barn owl by Nicola Davies( Book )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and Danish and held by 1,332 libraries worldwide
A young girl and her grandfather look for a barn owl night after night. Will a distinctive heart-shaped face appear at the window? Michael Foreman's lush, intimate paintings are a perfect companion to Nicola Davies's lyrical text featuring intriguing facts about a rare bird indeed
Ice bear : in the steps of the polar bear by Nicola Davies( Book )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,318 libraries worldwide
Describes how the polar bear, also called Nanuk, thrives in the Arctic and explains the lessons that the Inuit people have learned from watching the creature
Dolphin baby! by Nicola Davies( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,293 libraries worldwide
Following his mother, a baby dolphin learns about life under the sea, from catching his first fish to developing his own unique whistle
Tiny creatures : the world of microbes by Nicola Davies( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,256 libraries worldwide
Looks at all the different microbes that inhabit the Earth and examines the varied jobs they do
Oceans and seas by Nicola Davies( Book )
21 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,162 libraries worldwide
Oceans and Seas brings the young reader on a journey into the sea where full-color illustrations enhance the informational presentation of the incredible creatures and plants that live in different oceans around the world, including a review of the creatures of the coral reefs and an overview of deep-sea treasure hunting. It introduces readers to the fascinating underwater world, from the deepest oceans to the shallows, and the creatures and plants that make salt water their home. Discover the rare mola mola fish and meet the colorful inhabitants of coral reefs. Also, find out how people use the waters of the world, from sports and leisure to fishing and treasure hunting
What's eating you? : parasites--the inside story by Nicola Davies( Book )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,038 libraries worldwide
Mites and lice, fleas, ticks, and tapeworms -- most living creatures that have a habitat also are a habitat, including you (are you itchy yet?). Unwelcome guests -- parasites -- are everywhere, from the barnacles hitching a ride on a humpback whale's head to the tiny flies that control a bee's brain and make it literally dig its own grave. Now an expert team returns for an in-depth look at how these insidious critters do it, whether it's leaping aboard moving targets or morphing their body shapes, and what their unwitting hosts have learned to do to fight back and reclaim their space
Poop : a natural history of the unmentionable by Nicola Davies( Book )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 967 libraries worldwide
Hippos navigate by it, sloths keep in touch through it, dung beetles eat it ... and most grownups would rather not to mention it. Meanwhile, scientists who study animal feces find out all sorts of things, such as how many insects a bat eats or just what technique a T. rex used to devour a triceratops 70 million years ago. However you look at it, poop is the quintessential prototype for recycling and probably the most useful stuff on earth. Take a peek at Poop and find out all you need to know-what it's for, where it goes, and how much we can learn from it
Birds by Nicola Davies( Book )
21 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 964 libraries worldwide
An introduction to the physical characteristics, behavior, and life cycle of birds. Includes instructions for projects
Deadly! : the truth about the most dangerous creatures on Earth by Nicola Davies( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 941 libraries worldwide
Introduces some of the most dangerous animals in the world, including cheetahs, sharks, owls, bears, and jellyfish
The promise by Nicola Davies( Book )
19 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 879 libraries worldwide
On a mean street in a mean, broken city, a young girl tries to snatch an old woman's bag. But the frail old woman, holding on with the strength of heroes, says the thief can't have it without giving something in return: the promise. It is the beginning of a journey that will change the thieving girl's life--and a chance to change the world, for good
The lion who stole my arm by Nicola Davies( Book )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 876 libraries worldwide
When his ambition to become a great hunter like his father is crushed by a lion attack that causes him to lose an arm, young Pedru is overcome by a desire to kill the lion that mauled him but questions his resolve when an opportunity arises
Outside your window : a first book of nature by Nicola Davies( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 791 libraries worldwide
Introduces the sights and sounds of the changing seasons, along city streets and in country meadow
Welcome to Silver Street Farm by Nicola Davies( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 621 libraries worldwide
"What are three city friends to do when a couple of newly adopted baby poodles turn out to be sheep and some eggs thought to be rotten hatch into ducklings? For Gemma, Meera, and Karl, the answer's easy--turn the abandoned train station into a city farm! Throw in a friendly policeman, a chicken-herding dog, and a pair of runaway goats, and you've got yourself the start of Silver Street Farm--the little farm in the big city. Welcome to Silver Street Farm!"--Jacket flap
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Morgan, Stevie

Davies, Nicolas, 1958-
Dāyfs, Nīkūlā, 1958-
Deibisu, Nikora 1958-
Deivisa, Nikola
Morgan Stevie 1958-....
Николя Дейвис
데이비스, 니컬라 1958-
데이비스, 니콜라 1958-
デイビス, ニコラ
English (238)
Spanish (13)
Italian (9)
French (6)
Chinese (4)
Arabic (3)
Danish (2)
Japanese (2)
Dutch (2)
German (1)
Korean (1)
Swedish (1)
Galician (1)
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