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Herbert Spencer Zim (1909–1994)

Autor(a) de Birds of North America: A Guide to Field Identification

172+ Works 23,739 Membros 109 Críticas

About the Author

Herbert S. Zim was born in 1909 in New York City. He was a naturalist, author, editor and also known as the fonder and editor in chief of the Golden Guides series of nature books. Zim wrote or edited more than one hundred scientific books, and in a thirty-year career teaching in the public schools mostrar mais introduced laboratory instruction into elementary school science. He is best known as the founder in 1945, of the Golden Guides, pocket-size introductions for children to such subjects as fossils, zoology, microscopy, rocks and minerals, codes and secret writings, trees, wildflowers, dinosaurs, navigation and more. He was the sole or co-author for many of the books, which were valued for their clarity, accuracy and attractive presentation helped by the illustrations of James Gordon Irving. He continued to work on the Golden Guides series until Alzheimer's disease forced him to slow down in the 1990s. He died in 1994 at Plantation Key, Florida. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Herbert Spencer Zim

Mammals: A Guide to Familiar American Species (1955) — Autor — 801 exemplares
Codes and Secret Writing (1948) 226 exemplares
Botany (1970) 103 exemplares
Snakes (1949) 102 exemplares
Orchids (1970) 94 exemplares
The Great Whales (1951) 81 exemplares
Alligators and Crocodiles (1952) 73 exemplares
Rocks and How They Were Formed (1961) 68 exemplares
Ostriches (1964) 64 exemplares
Frogs and Toads (1950) 53 exemplares
Owls (1950) 48 exemplares
Lightning and Thunder (1952) 36 exemplares
What's Inside of Me? (1952) 35 exemplares
Homing Pigeons (1949) 32 exemplares
Golden Hamsters (1951) 32 exemplares
What's Inside of Animals? (1953) 32 exemplares
What's Inside of Plants? (1952) 31 exemplares
Comets (1956) 30 exemplares
Bones (1969) 30 exemplares
Parrakeets; (1953) 29 exemplares
The universe (1964) 28 exemplares
Blood (1968) 27 exemplares
The Big Cats (1955) 26 exemplares
Elephants (1946) 26 exemplares
Our Senses and How They Work (1956) 25 exemplares
The Sun (1953) 25 exemplares
Rabbits (1948) 25 exemplares
What's Inside the Earth? (1953) 24 exemplares
What's Inside of Engines? (1953) 24 exemplares
Dinosaurs (1954) 24 exemplares
Monkeys (1955) 24 exemplares
Your Heart and How it Works (1959) 23 exemplares
Corals (1966) 22 exemplares
Sea Stars and Their Kin (1976) 21 exemplares
Metric measure (1974) 21 exemplares
Snails (1975) 21 exemplares
Shooting Stars (1958) 20 exemplares
Crabs (1974) 20 exemplares
Waves (1967) 17 exemplares
Your stomach and digestive tract (1973) 17 exemplares
Armored Animals (1971) 16 exemplares
Mexico (1969) 15 exemplares
The New Moon (1980) 15 exemplares
Goldfish (1947) 15 exemplares
Diamonds (1959) 14 exemplares
Plants, a guide to plant hobbies (1947) 13 exemplares
Sharks (1966) 12 exemplares
Tractors (1972) 12 exemplares
Caves and Life (1978) 12 exemplares
Hoists, Cranes, and Derricks (1969) 11 exemplares
Life and Death (1970) 10 exemplares
Bird Nests, Turtles, and Fish (1963) 10 exemplares
Little Cats (1978) 10 exemplares
Machine Tools (1969) 10 exemplares
Submarines (1942) 9 exemplares
Quartz (1981) 9 exemplares
Your Brain and How It Works (1972) 8 exemplares
Trucks (1970) 8 exemplares
Your food and you (1957) 8 exemplares
Medicine (1974) 7 exemplares
Things Around the House (1954) 7 exemplares
Cargo Ships (1970) 7 exemplares
Rockets and Jets (1945) 6 exemplares
Commercial Fishing (1973) 6 exemplares
Our Wonderful World (1966) 5 exemplares
Your Skin (1979) 4 exemplares
Parachutes (1943) 4 exemplares
Pipes and Plumbing Systems (1974) 3 exemplares
Telephone Systems 2 exemplares
How things grow 2 exemplares
Universe, The 2 exemplares
How things grow 2 exemplares
Cargo Ships — Autor — 1 exemplar
Hoists, Cranes, and Derricks (1969) — Autor — 1 exemplar
Sharks 1 exemplar
People of Purpose 1 exemplar
Eating places (1975) 1 exemplar
Elephants 1 exemplar
Waves 1 exemplar
Diamonds 1 exemplar
Dinosaurs 1 exemplar
Corals 1 exemplar
Frogs and Toads 1 exemplar
Bones 1 exemplar
Seashores 1 exemplar
Planets 1 exemplar
Parrakeets 1 exemplar
Monkeys 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Rocks and Minerals (Field Guide and Introduction to the Geology and Chemistry of) (1973) — Editor, algumas edições356 exemplares
Exploring the World Around Us (Childcraft) (1949) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 11, July 1977 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


América do Norte (217) animais (487) Arana (102) Astronomia (227) aves (890) Biologia (341) birding (98) Borboleta (117) Botânica (262) Ciência (1,576) field guides (441) flowers (110) Fóssil (109) Geologia (238) Golden Guide (388) Golden Nature Guide (89) guia (219) guia de campo (1,236) guia turístico (246) História natural (284) identification (156) ilustrado (92) insects (379) Mamíferos (113) Mineral (93) nature guide (149) nature study (236) Natureza (1,578) Não ficção (1,058) Ornitologia (94) Peixe (115) plants (270) referência (1,071) rocks (127) Répteis (108) seashells (117) Tempo (124) Vida selvagem (105) Zoologia (176) árvores (385)

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Zim, Herbert Spencer
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
New York, New York, USA
Local de falecimento
Plantation Key, Florida, USA
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA (birth)
California, USA
Plantation Key, Florida, USA (death)
Port Washington, New York, USA
Columbia University (BS|1933|MS|1934|PhD|1940)
Bleeker, Sonia (wife)
Simon & Schuster
University of Illinois

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editor in chief of the Golden Guides series of nature books




Zim's Ostrich book gives historical information as well as anatomical information about the ostrich. Other birds from the ratite group are also mentioned in the book, such as the rhea, cassowary, emu, kiwi, and tinamou. Extinct relatives are mentioned at the end of the book.
MarySchubert | Feb 8, 2024 |
Authorized Abridgement, Scholastic, Soft Cover
shirfire218 | 4 outras críticas | Jun 30, 2023 |
I found an interesting spider up on Mount Rainier a few years ago. The pale blue egg sac caught my attention. I guessed it was in the wolf spider family, roaming around at 1800 meters (6000 feet). I snapped a few photos and continued on to botanize.A few months later, I added an observation on iNaturalist. I know this was a wolf spider (family Lycosidae) but not much more. After a few hours,someone suggested this spider was in genus Pardosa.

A few years later, confirmed the ID at the genus level and noted that in Western Washington, only this genus has blue egg sacs. I then asked Rod about how to get to a species level ID. I asked them to recommend a good beginner's book on spiders. They suggested Spiders and Their Kin by Levi et al. I ordered a copy of the book, and when it arrived, I noticed it was a Golden Guide, which I had thought of as a children's book. I was wrong! This book was a perfect introduction. It covers land arthropods other than insects, including spiders, scorpions, harvestmen, mites, centipedes, millipedes, and wood lice. The book starts with the classification, anatomy, and behavior of spiders and their kin.

The book's core is an illustrated review by family of spiders, spider relatives, myriapods, and land crustaceans. It has worldwide coverage. The length of each section varies based on the number of species. For example, orbweavers (Araneidae) cover 19 pages, about 12% of the book. This section was helpful, especially a two-page spread on how orbweavers build their webs. The unit on wolf spiders (Lycosidae) helped me understand the behavior of the genus Pardosa.

This book will sit beside me while working on my iNaturalist observations of spiders and their relatives. It's a good introduction in 160 pages. One caveat is that this isn't a detailed species identification guide but should be helpful to classify down to the family level.
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brewbooks | 4 outras críticas | Apr 2, 2023 |



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