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Animals and Their Travels: Migrations From One Region to Another by Richard A. Martin
Atoms: The Core of All Matter by Jerry Korn
Birds of the World by Eunice Holsaert
The Body in Action: The Parts of the Body and How They Work by Mitchell A. Wilson
Butterflies and Moths: A Study of the Largest and Most Beautiful of the Insects by Richard A. Martin
Early Automobiles: Horseless Carriages from the Clock-Spring Car to Henry Ford's Model T by Eugene Rachlis
Energy and power: how man uses animals, wind, water, heat, electricity, chemistry, and atoms to help him in his daily living by L. Sprague de Camp
Engines: Man's Use of Power, From the Water Wheel to the Atomic Pile by L. Sprague de Camp
Famous American Ships: From the Discovery of the New World to the Battle of Manila Bay by Walter Franklin
Fishes and How They Live by George S. Fichter
Flying Animals: The Airborne Species of The Animal Kingdom and How They Achieve Flight by George S. Fichter
Indians and the Old West: The Story of the First Americans by Anne Terry White
The Insect World by Norman M. Lobsenz
Marvels of the Earth: An Introduction to Geology by Jerome Wyckoff
Mathematics: The Story of Numbers, Symbols, and Space by Irving Adler
The Moon: Our Neighboring World by Otto O. Binder
Planets: Other Worlds of Our Solar System by Otto O. Binder
The Polar Regions: The Geography, Climate, and Life of the Arctic and Antarctic by Walter Sullivan
Prehistoric Animals: Dinosaurs and Other Reptiles and Mammals by Lincoln Barnett
Reptiles and Their Way of Life by George S. Fichter
Rocks and How They Were Formed by Herbert Spencer Zim
The Sea: The Strange Animals and Plants of the Oceans by Lincoln Barnett
Space Flight: The Coming Exploration of the Universe by Lester Del Rey
The story of maps & map-making; how man has charted his changing world from ancient times to the space age by James A. Hathway
Submarines: The Story of Underwater Craft from the Diving Bell of 300 B.C. to Nuclear-Powered Ships by Edward C. Stephens
Vision: How, Why, and What We See by Janette Rainwater
Whales and Dolphins: The Largest and Most Intelligent Mammals of the Sea by G. Collins Wheat
The World of Ants: How They Live, Work, and Communicate Within Their Colonies by G. Collins Wheat

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How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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