WorldCat Identities

Grant, John 1949-

Overview
Works: 152 works in 574 publications in 8 languages and 12,570 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Juvenile works  History  Literature  Biographies  Catalogs  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrated works  Informational works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Redactor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: NC1766.U52, 741.50979493
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Grant
Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's animated characters by John Grant( Book )

49 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reference list of Walt Disney's animated characters from the first shorts, through the television shows of the late 1990s, and the motion picture "Hercules" released in 1997; arranged chronologically by date of production
The encyclopedia of fantasy by John Clute( Book )

37 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This huge volume is the first comprehensive encyclopedia of the fantasy field. Not only does it describe the genre authoritatively, but it redefines it, offering an exciting new analysis of this highly diverse and hugely popular sphere of art. With more than 4,000 entries and over one million words, this volume covers every aspect of fantasy-literature, film, television, opera, art, and comics. Written and compiled by a team of editors with unparalleled collective experience in the field, it is an invaluable reference for anyone interested in the art of the fantastic. This paperback edition includes thirty-two pages of update material obtained since the hardcover when to press. - Publisher
An introduction to Viking mythology by John Grant( Book )

47 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The whole range of Viking mythology covered, from Odin and the creation right through the lives and adventures to the death ofgoddesses and gods. Includes Viking artifacts
Denying science : conspiracy theories, media distortions, and the war against reality by John Grant( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Reminds us that the future of free, increasingly complex societies depends on the ability of an educated citizenry to think clearly and critically and make decisions based on reliable information"--Jacket
Debunk it! : how to stay sane in a world of misinformation by John Grant( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We live in an era of misinformation, much of it spread by authority figures, including politicians, religious leaders, broadcasters, and, of course, apps and websites. With so much bogus information coming from so many sources, how can anyone be expected to discover the truth? In Debunk It, author John Grant uses modern, ripped-from-the-headlines examples to clearly explain how to identify bad evidence and poor arguments. He provides a roundup of the rhetorical tricks people use when attempting to pull the wool over our eyes, and even offers advice about how to take these unscrupulous pundits down. So if you're tired of hearing blowhards spouting off about climate change, history, evolution, medicine, and more, this is the book for you. Debunk It is the ultimate guide for young readers seeking a firmer footing in a world that's full of holes.--Provided by publisher
Eureka! : 50 scientists who shaped human history by John Grant( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galileo, Einstein, Curie, Darwin, Hawking--we know the names, but how much do we really know about these people? Galileo gained notoriety over his battle with the Vatican, but did you know that this "father of modern science" was also an accomplished lute player? And Darwin of course discovered the principle by which new species are formed, but his bold curiosity extended to the dinner table as well. (And how many people can say they've eaten an owl!) In Eureka! John Grant--author of Debunk It!, Discarded Science, Spooky Science and many others--offers fifty vivid portraits of groundbreaking scientists. From lutes and owls to astronomy and evolution, Eureka! explains how these scientific geniuses have shaped our understanding--and how they spent their free time as well
Debunk it, fake news edition : how to stay sane in a world of misinformation by John Grant( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses modern, ripped-from-the-headlines examples to clearly explain how to identify bad evidence and dismantle poor arguments
Masters of animation by John Grant( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text looks at the careers and work of some thirty of the greatest masters of the art of animation, from Winsor McCay, Disney and the Fleischers through to Svankmajer and Jim Henson
The Chesley Awards for science fiction and fantasy art : a retrospective by John Grant( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retrospective of the Chesley Award, established in 1985 in honor of the astronomical painter Chesley Bonestall, displays examples from the winners in each of the 12 categories, including book cover illustration, three-dimensional art, gaming-related art, product illustration, art director, and artistic achievement; and features work by such artists as Frank Frazetta, Don Maitz, Michael Whelan, and James Gurney
The encyclopedia of fantasy and science fiction art techniques by John Grant( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A comprehensive A-to-Z directory of techniques, with an inspirational gallery of finished works."--Jacket cover
The Book of time( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and Arabic and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive encyclopedia of film noir : the essential reference guide by John Grant( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featuring rumpled PIs, shyster lawyers, corrupt politicians, doublecrossers, femmes fatales, and of course losers who find themselves down on their luck yet again, film noir is a perennially popular cinematic genre. It is also an international one. A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir contains the most extensive coverage yet of the US output of film noir, with entries on well over 2,000 US noirs and neonoirs. But the book goes far further than this, including entries on over a thousand films noirs from elsewhere around the world; in all, nearly sixty countries are represented--from every continent except Antarctica. The scope is broad not just in geographical terms but also chronologically. Entries cover some of noir's ancestors (protonoirs, in this book's terminology), from both Hollywood and European cinema, and make the case by example that film noir, as we can recognize it, began not in 1941 with The Maltese Falcon, as many claim, but years before. Likewise, the encyclopedia's coverage of the neonoirs of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries is unusually exhaustive, including movies from all over the world and from such offshoot genres as the erotic thriller, animated noir (e.g., Sin City [2005]), and sciencefictional noir (e.g., Blade Runner [1982]). In addition to over 3,250 alphabetically arranged main movie entries, the encyclopedia is supported by about 1,500 cross-references. These guide readers through the maze of alternative titles and also lead to briefer discussions of several hundred additional movies within the main entries. In a copious appendix, there are filmographies of prominent directors, actors, and writers. With coverage of blockbusters and program fillers from 1916's Going Straight to 2013's Broken City, via Nora Inu (Japan 1949), O Anthropos tou Trainou (Greece 1958), El Less Wal Kilab (Egypt 1962), Reportaje a la Muerte (Peru 1993), Zift (Bulgaria 2008), and thousands more - not to forget innumerable Hollywood classics like Citizen Kane (1941), Casablanca (1942), Double Indemnity (1944), Laura (1944), Gilda (1946) and Out of the Past (1947) - this is an engrossing and essential reference work that should be on the shelves of every cinephile."--Publisher's description
Discarded science : ideas that seemed good at the time by John Grant( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide to scientific ideas which were once popular but have since been disproved or superseded includes such curiosities as flat earth, hollow earth, lost worlds, homunculi, humours, and alchemy
The Directory of possibilities( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and Japanese and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phenomena, Occult, Religious & Theological Studies, Fundementalism
Frankenstein by John Grant( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2019 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of Mary Shelley's classic horror story about the scientist who creates a hideous being only to have the monster turn on him and his family
Life-size dragons by John Grant( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and French and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the origins, varieties, and history of dragons, presenting them as if they are real creatures
Great mysteries by John Grant( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and Czech and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A full range of mysteries discussed, from auras to poltergeists to miracles
Myths and legends : Viking, Oriental, Greek by David Bellingham( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the best-loved and most exciting stories that make up the rich body of Viking, Greek, and Oriental (including Chinese, Indian, and Japanese) mythology
Corrupted science by John Grant( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Grant took a fascinating look at deliberate hoaxes and frauds in the scientific world. He takes us through a rogues' gallery that features faked creatures, palaeontological trickery, false psychics, and miracle cures that aren't so miraculous. See how ideology, religion, and politics have imposed themselves on science throughout history. The themes, while entertaining as ever, are serious and timely
Renderosity : digital art for the 21st century by John Grant( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renderosity refers to a magazine of which noted digital artist Vysniauskas is a former editor, as well as to a website that serves as a central online gallery for digital images. She and Grant, author of award-winning fantasy art books, feature 21 portfolios showcasing the best of digital art. Accompanying the some 200 color images are brief technical and artist autobiographical notes. Styles range from fractal-based abstracts to nudes in sci-fi landscapes. Annotation : 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
 
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The encyclopedia of fantasy
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The encyclopedia of fantasyAn introduction to Viking mythologyDenying science : conspiracy theories, media distortions, and the war against realityMasters of animationThe Chesley Awards for science fiction and fantasy art : a retrospectiveThe encyclopedia of fantasy and science fiction art techniquesDiscarded science : ideas that seemed good at the timeFrankenstein
Alternative Names

controlled identityBarnett, Paul, 1949-

Barnett Le Page, Paul

Barnett P. 1949-

Barnett, Paul

Barnett Paul 1949-....

Barnett, Paul le Page 1949-

Devereux, Eve

Devereux Eve 1949-....

Eve Devereux

John Grant écrivain écossais, né en 1949

John Grant schottischer Autor, Lexikograf und Herausgeber von Fantasy und Science-Fiction

John Grant schrijver uit Schotland

John Grant scrittore di fantascienza e fantasy scozzese

Le Page Barnett, Paul

Грант Д. 1949-

Джон Грант

جرانت، چون

جون جرانت، 1949-

جون جرانت (صحفى)

그랜트, 존 1949-

Languages
English (268)

French (5)

Danish (5)

Japanese (2)

Spanish (2)

Arabic (1)

Dutch (1)

Czech (1)