A. Hyatt Verrill

A. Hyatt Verrill books and biography


Alpheus Hyatt Verrill

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Alpheus Hyatt Verrill (1871-1954) was an American archaeologist, explorer, inventor, illustrator and author. Verrill wrote on a wide variety of topics, including natural history, travel, radio and whaling. He participated in a number of archaeological expeditions to the West Indies, British Guiana (now Guyana, and Central America.

In 1896 he served as natural history editor of Webster's International Dictionary., and he illustrated many of his own writings as well. In 1902 Verrill invented the autochrome process of natural-color photography. Among his writings are several science fiction novels including : The Bridge of Light (1950), and When the Moon Ran Wild (1962) which he wrote under the pseudonym Ray Ainsbury.

Biographical/critical sources: Who was who in America Vol 3:1951-1960


  1. Along New England Shores
  2. The Amateur Carpenter
  3. Amazing Stories 1931 Vol. 5
  4. 11 February various stories in various issues
  5. America's Ancient Civilizations
  6. An American Crusoe : A Record of Remarkable Adventures on a Desert Island with Only a Jackknife
  7. Barton's Mills : A Saga of the Maine Pioneers
  8. Before the Conquerors: a Modern Adventure in the Land of the Incas
  9. The Book of the Sailboat: How to Rig, Sail and Handle Small Boats
  10. Book of the West Indies, The
  11. The Boy Adventurers In the Land of the Monkey Men
  12. The Boy Adventurers In The Land Of El Dorado
  13. Boys' Book of Buccaneers, The
  14. Boys Book of Whalers
  15. Boy Collector's Handbook, The
  16. Boys Outdoor Vacation Book, The
  17. Carib Gold
  18. Cruise of the Cormorant
  19. Cuba Past and Present
  20. Deep Sea Hunters In The South Seas 1924
  21. The Deep Sea Hunters Adventures on a Whaler 1922
  22. Fantastic Adventures, Volume 1, Number 1, May 1939 various stories
  23. Foods America Gave the World
  24. The Golden City, A Tale of Adventure in Unknown Guiana
  25. Gasolene Engines Their operation, use and care
  26. Great Conquerors of South and Central America
  27. Harper's Aircraft Book, Why Aeroplanes Fly, How to Make Models, And All About Aircraft, Little and Big
  28. Harper's Book for Young Gardeners
  29. Harper's Book for Young Naturalists
  30. Harper's Wireless Book/ How to Use Electricity in Telegraphing, Telephoning, and the Transmission of Power
  31. The Heart of Old New England
  32. How to Operate a Motor Car
  33. In the Wake of the Buccaneers
  34. The Inquisition
  35. Islands & Their Mysteries
  36. Isles of Spice and Palm
  37. Jamaica of today
  38. Jaunt Through Central Chile
  39. Jungle Chums: A Story Of A Boy's Adventures In British Guiana
  40. Knots, Splices and Rope Work
  41. Lost Treasure: True Tales of Hidden Hoards
  42. Love Stories Of Some Famous Pirates
  43. Marooned in the Forest: The Story of a Primitive Fight for Life
  44. Minerals, metals and gems; also, all rocks and stones, as well as ores, crystals, sands, clays and earths; something of their peculiarities, how they are formed, where they are found, how mined and what uses are made of them.
  45. My Boat Trip Through the Guiana Wilderness (British Guiana) article 1916
  46. My Jungle Trails
  47. Ocean and its Mysteries, The
  48. Old Civilizations in the New World
  49. Our Indians: The Story of the Indians of The United States
  50. Panama Of Today
  51. Panama Past and Present
  52. Pets for Pleasure and Profit
  53. Perfumes and Spices: Including an Account of Soaps and Cosmetics
  54. Porto Rico past and present and San Domingo of today
  55. Rivers and Their Mysteries
  56. Romantic and historic Florida
  57. Romantic and historic Maine (Maine Folk Tales)
  58. Romantic and historic Virginia
  59. The Savage Land
  60. Secret Treasure: Hidden Riches of the British Isles - 1931
  61. Shell collector's handbook.
  62. Smugglers and Smuggling
  63. South and Central American trade conditions of to day.
  64. Strange animals and their stories. Animals in armor. The land of Marsupials. Topsyturvy creatures. Behemoths of Scripture. Giants who took to the sea. Camels of the Andes. The strangest animal of all.
  65. Strange birds and their stories. Mysteries of bird life. Migrations. Nesting habits. Birds of beaches and deserts. Winged jewels. Clowns of birddom. Valuable birds. Bird law courts. Bird communists. Flightless birds
  66. Strange creatures of the sea
  67. Strange Customs, Manners, and Beliefs: A Remarkable Account of Curious Beliefs and Odd Superstitions, Strange Ways of Living, and Amazing Customs and
  68. Strange Fish and Their Stories.
  69. Strange Insects and Their Stories
  70. Strange prehistoric animals and their stories...
  71. Strange Reptiles And Their Stories
  72. Strange Sea Shells and their stories. How they are made and grow. How they are colored and the patterns produced. Rare shells. Shells that build a raft. Shells that bore in rocks. Giant shells. The shell that sinks ships, etc., etc.
  73. The American Indian; North, South and Central America
  74. The Boy Adventurers in the land of El Dorado
  75. The Bridge of Light
  76. The deep sea hunters; adventures on a whaler
  77. The heart of old New England
  78. The Home Radio: Up to Date. How to Make and Use It
  79. The Real Americans
  80. The Real Story of the Pirate
  81. The Strange Story of our Earth; a panorama of the growth of our planet as revealed by the sciences of geology and paleontology.
  82. They Found Gold; the story of successful treasure hunts.
  83. Thirty Years in the Jungle
  84. The Trail of the Cloven Foot
  85. Trail of the White Indians
  86. The Treasure of Bloody Gut
  87. Uncle Abner's Legacy
  88. Under Peruvian Skies
  89. Wonder Creatures of the Sea
  90. Wonder Plants and Plant Wonders
  91. The Young Collector's Handbook [What To Collect--Where To Find It. How To Have Fun With the Exciting Hobby Of Collecting]

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