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Deceived: The Story of the Donner Party (IPS Books, 1998)

WEIRD! The Complete Book of Hallowe’en Words (Bradbury Press, 1989)

Stories Behind Words (The H. W. Wilson Co., 1986)

Farming the Waters (Beaufort Books, 1980)

Oceanographic Institutions: Science Studies the Sea (Elsevier/Nelson, 1979)

The Story of Your Heart (Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1979)*

What’s in the Names of Wild Animals (Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1977)

What’s in the Names of Stars and Constellations (Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1976)

Poisonous Plants (Julian Messner, 1976)

What’s in the Names of Birds (Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1975)

Chickens, Chickens, Chickens (Thomas Nelson, Inc., 1975)

102 Questions and Answers About the Sea
(co-author, James B. Sweeney, Julian Messner, 1975)

Termites (Hawthorn Books, Inc., 1974)*

What’s in the Names of Flowers (Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1974)

Vessels for Underwater Exploration
(co-author, James B. Sweeney, Crown Publishers, Inc., 1973)

What’s in the Names of Antique Weapons (Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1973)

Watch Out! It’s Poison Ivy (Julian Messner, 1973)

What’s in the Names of Fruit (Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1972)

The Story of Corn (Julian Messner, 1971)

The First Book of Engines (Franklin Watts, 1969)


Designated as an Outstanding Science Book for Children by the National Science Teachers Association and the Children’s Book Council