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3-D Star Maps: A View of the Universe in Three Dimensions

Richard Monkhouse, John Cox

1989    96 pages    (Harpercollins)

LCC: QB6

ISBN 13: 9780060161316    ISBN 10: 0060161310

Astronomical map makers and computer experts Richard Monhouse and John Cox make the night sky come to life in this unique 3-D book. Stars, gas clouds and galaxies leap form the page when you wear the special 3-D glasses.

Astronomical map makers and computer experts Richard Monhouse and John Cox make the night sky come to life in this unique 3-D book. Stars, gas clouds and galaxies leap form the page when you wear the special 3-D glasses. [less]

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30-Second Astronomy: The 50 Most Mindblowing Discoveries in Astronomy, Each Explained in Half a Minute

Francois Fressin, Mary-Jo Waeber

2014    160 pages    (Metro)

LCC: QB64

ISBN 13: 9781435152601    ISBN 10: 1435152603

How hot is Venus? Can you distinguish between a pulsar and a quasar? Is there a universe or a multiverse? Where do we fit into the infinitely grand scheme of things? How do we map the Cosmic Microwave Background? Most tantalizing of all: Is there anyone out there? The answers to these and many other far-out questions lie in your hands. Everyone's gazing at the heavens, but a voyage through the star-studded contents of this book will blow your mind. 30-Second Astronomy encapsulates the terrifying [...]

How hot is Venus? Can you distinguish between a pulsar and a quasar? Is there a universe or a multiverse? Where do we fit into the infinitely grand scheme of things? How do we map the Cosmic Microwave Background? Most tantalizing of all: Is there anyone out there? The answers to these and many other far-out questions lie in your hands. Everyone's gazing at the heavens, but a voyage through the star-studded contents of this book will blow your mind. 30-Second Astronomy encapsulates the terrifying hugeness of the cosmos into bite-size particles that mere earthlings can understand: 50 incredible discoveries brought down to Earth using no more than two pages, 300 words, and a picture. This one small volume takes you on a cosmic tour, shedding light on the most awesome of objects and places, explaining some very big ideas, concepts, and discoveries, and presenting the scientists and observers who have done so much to crack Life, the Universe, and Everything. Welcome aboard. [less]

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365 Starry Nights : An Introduction to Astronomy for Every Night of the Year

Chet Raymo

1990    240 pages    (Simon & Schuster)

LCC: QB64

ISBN 13: 9780671766061    ISBN 10: 0671766066

THE AMATEUR STARGAZER'S ULTIMATE HOME COMPANION 365 Starry Nights is a unique and fascinating introduction to astronomy designed to give you a complete, clear picture of the sky every night of the year. Divided into 365 concise, illustrated essays, it focuses on the aesthetic as well as the scientific aspects of stargazing. It offers the most up-to-date information available, with hundreds of charts, drawings, and maps-that take you beyond the visible canopy of stars and constellations into [...]

THE AMATEUR STARGAZER'S ULTIMATE HOME COMPANION 365 Starry Nights is a unique and fascinating introduction to astronomy designed to give you a complete, clear picture of the sky every night of the year. Divided into 365 concise, illustrated essays, it focuses on the aesthetic as well as the scientific aspects of stargazing. It offers the most up-to-date information available, with hundreds of charts, drawings, and maps-that take you beyond the visible canopy of stars and constellations into the unseen realm of nebulae and galaxies. This simple yet substantial text is full of critical information and helpful hints on how to observe the stars; describe their position; calculate their age, brightness, and distance; and much more. Whether you observe the sky with a telescope or the naked eye, 365 Starry Nights makes the infinite intimate and brings the heavens within your grasp. Keep this invaluable, informative guide close at hand, and you'll find that the sky is the limit 365 nights a year. [less]

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924 Elementary Problems and Answers in Solar System Astronomy

James A. Van Allen

1993    250 pages    (Univ of Iowa Pr)

LCC: QB502

LCCN: 93024605    ISBN 13: 9780877454342    ISBN 10: 0877454345

Book by Van Allen, James A.

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Advanced Amateur Astronomy

Gerald North

1997    416 pages    (Cambridge University Press)

LCC: QB45.N67

LCCN: 96051100    ISBN 13: 9780521574075    ISBN 10: 0521574072

Written by an accomplished amateur astronomer and available for the first time in North America, this advanced guide is designed to take your evening explorations to new heights. Beginning with an explanation of the fundamental principles of practical astronomy, author North provides essential information on telescope optics, the atmosphere, astrophotography, electronic imaging, and telescope hardware (including how to select equipment and diagnose faulty telescopes). This knowledge is then [...]

Written by an accomplished amateur astronomer and available for the first time in North America, this advanced guide is designed to take your evening explorations to new heights. Beginning with an explanation of the fundamental principles of practical astronomy, author North provides essential information on telescope optics, the atmosphere, astrophotography, electronic imaging, and telescope hardware (including how to select equipment and diagnose faulty telescopes). This knowledge is then applied to the full range of celestial bodies accessible by telescope: the solar system, stars and galaxies. For those amateur astronomers who are bored with making simple observations, chapters on photometry, spectroscopy and radio astronomy bring observational astronomy to a level where data of real scientific value can be acquired. This book is a must for any amateur astronomer wanting a new way to look at the sky. [less]

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Albert Einstein: The Human Side

167 pages    (Princeton University Press)

LCC: QC16.E5 A33

LCCN: 78070289    ISBN 13: 9780691082318    ISBN 10: 0691082316

Modesty, humor, compassion, and wisdom are the traits most evident in these personal papers, most of them never before published, from the Einstein archives. The illustrious physicist wrote as thoughtfully to an Ohio fifth-grader, distressed by her discovery that scientists classify humans as animals, as to a Colorado banker, who asked whether he believed in a personal God. Witty rhymes, and exchange about fine music with Queen Elizabeth of Belgium, and expressions of his devotion to Zionism are [...]

Modesty, humor, compassion, and wisdom are the traits most evident in these personal papers, most of them never before published, from the Einstein archives. The illustrious physicist wrote as thoughtfully to an Ohio fifth-grader, distressed by her discovery that scientists classify humans as animals, as to a Colorado banker, who asked whether he believed in a personal God. Witty rhymes, and exchange about fine music with Queen Elizabeth of Belgium, and expressions of his devotion to Zionism are but some of the highlights found in this rare, warm enriching book. [less]

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Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream

Tanya Lee Stone

2009    144 pages    (Candlewick)

LCC: TL789.85.A1

ISBN 13: 9780763645021    ISBN 10: 97807636450

They had the right stuff. They defied the prejudices of the time. And they blazed a trail for generations of women to follow.What does it take to be an astronaut? Excellence at flying, courage, intelligence, resistance to stress, top physical shape — any checklist would include these. But when America created NASA in 1958, there was another unspoken rule: you had to be a man. Here is the tale of thirteen women who proved that they were not only as tough as the toughest man but also brave [...]

They had the right stuff. They defied the prejudices of the time. And they blazed a trail for generations of women to follow.What does it take to be an astronaut? Excellence at flying, courage, intelligence, resistance to stress, top physical shape — any checklist would include these. But when America created NASA in 1958, there was another unspoken rule: you had to be a man. Here is the tale of thirteen women who proved that they were not only as tough as the toughest man but also brave enough to challenge the government. They were blocked by prejudice, jealousy, and the scrawled note of one of the most powerful men in Washington. But even though the Mercury 13 women did not make it into space, they did not lose, for their example empowered young women to take their place in the sky, piloting jets and commanding space capsules. ALMOST ASTRONAUTS is the story of thirteen true pioneers of the space age. [less]

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Amateur Astronomer's Catalog of Five Hundred Deep-Sky Objects

Ronald J. Morales

1986    128 pages    (Aztex Corporation)

LCC: QB63

LCCN: 83073052    ISBN 13: 9780894040764    ISBN 10: 0894040766

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Amateur Astronomer's Pathfinder, The

Colin Humphrey, Science Photo Library Staff (Photographer)

1992    144 pages    (John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated)

LCC: QB63.H76

LCCN: 92015688    ISBN 13: 9780471934523    ISBN 10: 0471934526

Had the human race evolved on Venus there would be no books on astronomy, simply because there would be no subject called astronomy. Venus's atmosphere is so dense that there is no clear sky, so no starlight can penetrate the thick cloud cover and no planets can be seen.

Had the human race evolved on Venus there would be no books on astronomy, simply because there would be no subject called astronomy. Venus's atmosphere is so dense that there is no clear sky, so no starlight can penetrate the thick cloud cover and no planets can be seen. [less]

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American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World

David Baron

2017    352 pages    (Liveright)

ISBN 13: 9781631490163    ISBN 10: 1631490168

Richly illustrated and meticulously researched, American Eclipse ultimately depicts a young nation that looked to the skies to reveal its towering ambition and expose its latent genius.On a scorching July afternoon in 1878, at the dawn of the Gilded Age, the moon’s shadow descended on the American West, darkening skies from Montana Territory to Texas. This rare celestial event―a total solar eclipse―offered a priceless opportunity to solve some of the solar system’s most enduring [...]

Richly illustrated and meticulously researched, American Eclipse ultimately depicts a young nation that looked to the skies to reveal its towering ambition and expose its latent genius.On a scorching July afternoon in 1878, at the dawn of the Gilded Age, the moon’s shadow descended on the American West, darkening skies from Montana Territory to Texas. This rare celestial event―a total solar eclipse―offered a priceless opportunity to solve some of the solar system’s most enduring riddles, and it prompted a clutch of enterprising scientists to brave the wild frontier in a grueling race to the Rocky Mountains. Acclaimed science journalist David Baron, long fascinated by eclipses, re-creates this epic tale of ambition, failure, and glory in a narrative that reveals as much about the historical trajectory of a striving young nation as it does about those scant three minutes when the blue sky blackened and stars appeared in mid-afternoon.In vibrant historical detail, American Eclipse animates the fierce jockeying that came to dominate late nineteenth-century American astronomy, bringing to life the challenges faced by three of the most determined eclipse chasers who participated in this adventure. James Craig Watson, virtually forgotten in the twenty-first century, was in his day a renowned asteroid hunter who fantasized about becoming a Gilded Age Galileo. Hauling a telescope, a star chart, and his long-suffering wife out west, Watson believed that he would discover Vulcan, a hypothesized "intra-Mercurial" planet hidden in the sun’s brilliance. No less determined was Vassar astronomer Maria Mitchell, who―in an era when women’s education came under fierce attack―fought to demonstrate that science and higher learning were not anathema to femininity. Despite obstacles erected by the male-dominated astronomical community, an indifferent government, and careless porters, Mitchell courageously charged west with a contingent of female students intent on observing the transcendent phenomenon for themselves. Finally, Thomas Edison―a young inventor and irrepressible showman―braved the wilderness to prove himself to the scientific community. Armed with his newest invention, the tasimeter, and pursued at each stop by throngs of reporters, Edison sought to leverage the eclipse to cement his place in history. What he learned on the frontier, in fact, would help him illuminate the world.With memorable accounts of train robberies and Indian skirmishes, David Baron’s page-turning drama refracts nineteenth-century science through the mythologized age of the Wild West, revealing a history no less fierce and fantastical. 8 pages of color photographs; 65 illustrations; map [less]

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ANCIENT ASTRONOMERS (Exploring the Ancient World)

Anthony Aveni

1995    176 pages    (Smithsonian)

LCC: GN799.A8

LCCN: 93038463    ISBN 13: 9780895990372    ISBN 10: 0895990377

Anthony F. Aveni Number Of Pages 176 pages Series Exploring the Ancient World Ser. Format Trade Cloth Publication Date 1995-06-17 Language English Publisher Smithsonian Institution Press [...]

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Number Of Pages 176 pages
Series Exploring the Ancient World Ser.
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Publication Date 1995-06-17
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Applied String Theory

Howard Bender

2016    256 pages    (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

ISBN 13: 9781536874839    ISBN 10: 1536874833

With String Theory concepts and experimental data reported in peer-reviewed journals, logical explanations are suggested for some of the most interesting unanswered questions in cosmology, including: #65533; Did our universe exist before the Big Bang?#65533; How did the Big Bang start?#65533; Where did the mass and energy in the universe come from?#65533; How did the basic particles and forces get their attributes?#65533; What started inflation?#65533; What stopped inflation?#65533; Did faster- [...]

With String Theory concepts and experimental data reported in peer-reviewed journals, logical explanations are suggested for some of the most interesting unanswered questions in cosmology, including: #65533; Did our universe exist before the Big Bang?#65533; How did the Big Bang start?#65533; Where did the mass and energy in the universe come from?#65533; How did the basic particles and forces get their attributes?#65533; What started inflation?#65533; What stopped inflation?#65533; Did faster-than-light expansion occur during inflation?#65533; Will our universe expand forever or crunch back?#65533; What are at the centers of galaxies? #65533; Where does the matter and energy in galaxies come from?#65533; Why is there almost no antimatter in our universe?#65533; Why are galaxies shaped the way they are?#65533; Why are clusters of galaxies shaped the way they are?#65533; Do external universes exist?#65533; Why does the nucleus of some galaxies emit intense radiation?#65533; If Quantum Entanglement is real, how does it work?#65533; What is Dark Energy?#65533; What is Dark Matter?#65533; What are the dimensions in String Theory?#65533; Where is your personality located?#65533; Is eternal life possible? [less]

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Ascent to Orbit: A Scientific Autobiography

Arthur C. Clarke

236 pages    (John Wiley & Sons Inc)

LCC: TL794.5

LCCN: 83026039    ISBN 13: 9780471879107    ISBN 10: 047187910X

A Scientific Autobiography: The technical writings of Arthur C. Clarke. Foreword by Richard R. Colino, Director General Intelsat, 1984. Bonus included with purchase - Society of Satellite Professionals October 14-16, 1987 International Celebration of Satellites in Space, Official Souvenir Program, and "The AMSAT - PHASE III SATELLITE OPERATIONS MANUAL, 1985. (Project OSCAR) [...]

A Scientific Autobiography: The technical writings of Arthur C. Clarke. Foreword by Richard R. Colino, Director General Intelsat, 1984.
Bonus included with purchase - Society of Satellite Professionals October 14-16, 1987 International Celebration of Satellites in Space, Official Souvenir Program, and "The AMSAT - PHASE III SATELLITE OPERATIONS MANUAL, 1985. (Project OSCAR) [less]

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Asteroids: A History (Smithsonian History of Aviation & Spaceflight Series)

Curtis Peebles

2000    290 pages    (Smithsonian Institution Press)

LCC: QB651

ISBN 13: 9781560983897    ISBN 10: 1560983892

Asteroids suggest images of a catastrophic impact with Earth, triggering infernos, tidal waves, famine, and death -- but these scenarios have obscured the larger story of how asteroids have been discovered and studied. During the past two centuries, the quest for knowledge about asteroids has involved eminent scientists and amateur astronomers, patient research and sudden intuition, advanced technology and the simplest of telescopes, newspaper headlines and Cold War secrets. Today, researchers [...]

Asteroids suggest images of a catastrophic impact with Earth, triggering infernos, tidal waves, famine, and death -- but these scenarios have obscured the larger story of how asteroids have been discovered and studied. During the past two centuries, the quest for knowledge about asteroids has involved eminent scientists and amateur astronomers, patient research and sudden intuition, advanced technology and the simplest of telescopes, newspaper headlines and Cold War secrets. Today, researchers have named and identified the mineral composition of these objects. They range in size from 33 feet to 580 miles wide and most are found in a belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Covering all aspects of asteroid investigation, Curtis Peebles shows how ideas about the orbiting boulders have evolved. He describes how such phenomena as the Moon's craters and dinosaur extinction were gradually, and by some scientists grudgingly, accepted as the results of asteroid impacts. He tells how a band of icy asteroids rimming the solar system, first proposed as a theory in the 1940s, was ignored for more than forty years until renewed interest and technological breakthroughs confirmed the existence of the Kuiper Belt. Peebles also chronicles the discovery of Shoemaker-Levy 9, a comet with twenty-two nuclei that crashed into Jupiter in 1994, releasing many times the energy of the world's nuclear arsenal. Showing how asteroid research is increasingly collaborative, the book provides insights into the evolution of scientific ideas and the ebb and flow of scientific debate. [less]

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Asteroids and Comets (Smart Words Reader)

Kathy Furgang

(Scholastic)

ISBN 13: 9780545368285    ISBN 10: 0545368286

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Astronomical Scrapbook, The

Joseph Ashbrook

1985    384 pages    (Cambridge University Press)

LCC: QB51.A77

LCCN: 84012036    ISBN 13: 9780521300452    ISBN 10: 0521300452

This collection of 83 articles on the history of astronomy is the harvest of a quarter of a century spent in seeking out intriguing, unusual and half-forgotten events. Joe Ashbrook wrote a column regularly for the monthly magazine Sky and Telescope. Professor Owen Gingerich, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, has helped in the selection of the very best of these timeless vignettes, and he has contributed a foreword to the collection. Each article has been edited, and in some [...]

This collection of 83 articles on the history of astronomy is the harvest of a quarter of a century spent in seeking out intriguing, unusual and half-forgotten events. Joe Ashbrook wrote a column regularly for the monthly magazine Sky and Telescope. Professor Owen Gingerich, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, has helped in the selection of the very best of these timeless vignettes, and he has contributed a foreword to the collection. Each article has been edited, and in some cases modified, to take account of any subsequent discoveries. Articles are grouped into themes covering biography, telescopes, the solar systems, stars and galaxies, and star atlases. Much of the material cannot be found in standard references in the history of astronomy. [less]

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Astronomy

Richard Talcott

2008    256 pages    (John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated)

LCC: QB44.3.T35

LCCN: 2008938865    ISBN 13: 9780470343821    ISBN 10: 0470343826

From dramatic lunar eclipses to brilliant comets, the night sky fascinates people. Brimming with beautiful color photos, this book walks you through everything you need to know to maximize your enjoyment of astronomy, from choosing a telescope to identifying constellations and planets. Whether you're a student, hobbyist, or lifelong stargazer, you can turn to this book for practical guidance on observing stars, planets, moons, and galaxies; tracking meteors, comets, and eclipses; choosing tools [...]

From dramatic lunar eclipses to brilliant comets, the night sky fascinates people. Brimming with beautiful color photos, this book walks you through everything you need to know to maximize your enjoyment of astronomy, from choosing a telescope to identifying constellations and planets. Whether you're a student, hobbyist, or lifelong stargazer, you can turn to this book for practical guidance on observing stars, planets, moons, and galaxies; tracking meteors, comets, and eclipses; choosing tools for viewing; and photographing the skies. Helpful star maps, charts, and timetables bring the sky to life! [less]

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Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe (7th Edition)

Eric Chaisson, Steve McMillan

2012    576 pages    (Addison-Wesley)

LCC: QB43.2

LCCN: 2012026382    ISBN 13: 9780321815354    ISBN 10: 0321815351

For one-semester Introduction to Astronomy courses.   With Astronomy: A Beginner’s Guide, Seventh Edition, the briefer version of their two seminal textbooks, trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan continue to emphasize three major themes: the process of science, the size and scale of the universe, and the evolution of the cosmos. In the Seventh Edition, Chaisson and McMillan ignite your interest with increased coverage of the most exciting, current discoveries in astronomy [...]

For one-semester Introduction to Astronomy courses.   With Astronomy: A Beginner’s Guide, Seventh Edition, the briefer version of their two seminal textbooks, trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan continue to emphasize three major themes: the process of science, the size and scale of the universe, and the evolution of the cosmos. In the Seventh Edition, Chaisson and McMillan ignite your interest with increased coverage of the most exciting, current discoveries in astronomy and create a bridge to scientific understanding with student-friendly art and better learning tools. [less]

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Astronomy: A Simplified Field Guide to the Stars, Planets, and the Universe (Peterson First Guides)

Jay M. Pasachoff

1988    128 pages    (Houghton Mifflin Company)

LCC: QB46

ISBN 13: 9780395467909    ISBN 10: 0039546790

A clear, up-to-date text covering virtually everything in the sky concisely but accurately tells how to get started in astronomy--without even a telescope or a pair of binoculars. 65 color photos, 24 color sky maps.

A clear, up-to-date text covering virtually everything in the sky concisely but accurately tells how to get started in astronomy--without even a telescope or a pair of binoculars. 65 color photos, 24 color sky maps. [less]

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Astronomy and the Imagination

Norman Davidson, Leslie White (Foreword by)

1985    237 pages    (Routledge)

LCC: QB43.2

ISBN 13: 9780710203717    ISBN 10: 0710203713

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Astronomy Factfinder

Tim Furniss

1999    256 pages    (DP/ Dempsey Parr)

LCC: QB44.2

ISBN 13: 9781840845181    ISBN 10: 184084518X

Well written, beautifully illustrated book by well known author Tim Furniss. Book is organized into 11 major sections including "Exploring the Universe"; The Solar System"; "Space Exploration"; Astronauts in Space,"Star Charts" and more..

Well written, beautifully illustrated book by well known author Tim Furniss. Book is organized into 11 major sections including "Exploring the Universe"; The Solar System"; "Space Exploration"; Astronauts in Space,"Star Charts" and more.. [less]

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Astronomy for Amateurs

Camille Flammarion

2015    164 pages    (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

ISBN 13: 9781507503768    ISBN 10: 1507503768

The Science of Astronomy is sublime and beautiful. Noble, elevating, consoling, divine, it gives us wings, and bears us through Infinitude. In these ethereal regions all is pure, luminous, and splendid. Dreams of the Ideal, even of the Inaccessible, weave their subtle spells upon us. The imagination soars aloft, and aspires to the sources of Eternal Beauty.

The Science of Astronomy is sublime and beautiful. Noble, elevating, consoling, divine, it gives us wings, and bears us through Infinitude. In these ethereal regions all is pure, luminous, and splendid. Dreams of the Ideal, even of the Inaccessible, weave their subtle spells upon us. The imagination soars aloft, and aspires to the sources of Eternal Beauty. [less]

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Astronomy: Journey to the Cosmic Frontier/Book and 3-D Glasses

John D. Fix

1995    640 pages    (William C Brown Pub)

LCC: QB43.2

ISBN 13: 9780801674495    ISBN 10: 0801674492

An introductory text that offers a balanced presentation of astronomy, intended for students taking their first course in the subject. The author presents astronomy as a scientific discipline, by addressing its quantitative nature and scientific method of inquiry. He includes historical developments to demonstrate the relevance of astronomy and to humanize the science for students. The book features stereoscopic artwork, enabling students to visualize concepts and phenomena in three dimensions; [...]

An introductory text that offers a balanced presentation of astronomy, intended for students taking their first course in the subject. The author presents astronomy as a scientific discipline, by addressing its quantitative nature and scientific method of inquiry. He includes historical developments to demonstrate the relevance of astronomy and to humanize the science for students. The book features stereoscopic artwork, enabling students to visualize concepts and phenomena in three dimensions; three-D glasses are included for this purpose. Model building/scientific method explain how we came to know what we now know. By examining how theories are refined as new facts and observations become available, the author effectively demonstrates the scientific method to students. Analogies are made to everyday events to help students understand astronomical concepts and events. [less]

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Astronomy Media Workbook (5th Edition)

Michael C. LoPresto

2006    352 pages    (Benjamin Cummings)

LCC: QB501

ISBN 13: 9780805395938    ISBN 10: 0805395938

This revised and expanded popular media workbook is provided with The Cosmic Perspective, Fourth Edition Media Update and includes a wide selection of in-depth activities using resources from MasteringAstronomy, Voyager: SkyGazer, College Edition v3.6 planetarium software. These thought-provoking projects are suitable for the lab or as assignable homework assignments.  

This revised and expanded popular media workbook is provided with The Cosmic Perspective, Fourth Edition Media Update and includes a wide selection of in-depth activities using resources from MasteringAstronomy, Voyager: SkyGazer, College Edition v3.6 planetarium software. These thought-provoking projects are suitable for the lab or as assignable homework assignments.   [less]

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Astronomy of the Bible: An Elementary Commentary on the Astronomical References of Holy Scripture, The

Edward Walter Maunder

2015    402 pages    (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

ISBN 13: 9781517452575    ISBN 10: 1517452570

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Astronomy - the Evolving Universe 7e Ifc

Michael Zeilik

1994    526 pages    (John Wiley & Sons Inc)

ISBN 13: 9780471311782    ISBN 10: 0471311782

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Astronomy with a Home Telescope: The Top 50 Celestial Bodies to Discover in the Night Sky

Seth Penricke

2015    176 pages    (Zephyros Press)

LCC: QB63

ISBN 13: 9781623156480    ISBN 10: 1623156483

See What's Out There To experience the greatest show on Earth, all you have to do is look up. With a simple home telescope, an astronomy novice can see the rings of Saturn, comets, asteroids, and nebulae. But even the bravest astronomy buffs know better than to explore outer space without a guide. That's why everything you need to marvel at the stars is here in Astronomy at a Glance.Exciting profiles of 50 astronomy objects in the night skyClear directions to locate each astronomy object with a [...]

See What's Out There To experience the greatest show on Earth, all you have to do is look up. With a simple home telescope, an astronomy novice can see the rings of Saturn, comets, asteroids, and nebulae. But even the bravest astronomy buffs know better than to explore outer space without a guide. That's why everything you need to marvel at the stars is here in Astronomy at a Glance.Exciting profiles of 50 astronomy objects in the night skyClear directions to locate each astronomy object with a home telescopeAstronomy origin stories, scientific examples, and pop culture referencesExpert astronomy advice on using and cleaning your telescopeComplete schedule of solar and lunar eclipsesAstronomy at a Glance is the best way to discover our distant neighbors in the cosmos. [less]

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Astronomy with binoculars

ISBN 10: 0690017235

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Atlas of Deep-Sky Splendors

Hans Vehrenberg

1978    242 pages    (Sky Pub Corp)

LCC: QB65

ISBN 13: 9780933346031    ISBN 10: 0933346034

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Atlas of the Constellations: Discover the Secrets of the Night Sky

Giles Sparrow

2007    112 pages    (Gramercy)

LCC: QB802

ISBN 13: 9780517229194    ISBN 10: 0517229196

For aspiring astronomers or anyone who has ever been captivated by thebeauty of the stars, ATLAS OF THE CONSTELLATIONS is a wonderfully accessible and comprehensive guide to the night sky. This beautiful volume features accurate and clear star charts and diagrams of all88 recognized constellations in the northern and southern hemispheres, including all twelve constellations of the zodiac. Beginning with a brief introduction to the stars, ATLAS OF THE CONSTELLATIONS features one full page on each [...]

For aspiring astronomers or anyone who has ever been captivated by thebeauty of the stars, ATLAS OF THE CONSTELLATIONS is a wonderfully accessible and comprehensive guide to the night sky. This beautiful volume features accurate and clear star charts and diagrams of all88 recognized constellations in the northern and southern hemispheres, including all twelve constellations of the zodiac. Beginning with a brief introduction to the stars, ATLAS OF THE CONSTELLATIONS features one full page on each constellation, detailing its naming and mythology, location in the sky, the best times of year to view it,and its key stars and nebulae. Included are constellations such as:• Andromeda• Cassiopeia• Corona Borealis• Draco• Hydra• Orion• Pyxis• Ursa Major• VulpeculaComprehensive and informative, ATLAS OF THE CONSTELLATIONS will enable every reader to unlock the secrets of the night sky. [less]

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Atlas Of The Night Sky

Storm Dunlop

1988    (Crescent)

LCC: QB65

ISBN 13: 9780517444795    ISBN 10: 0517444798

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Aurora

Neil Bone

1991    200 pages    (Ellis Horwood Limited)

LCC: QC971.B66

LCCN: 91020096    ISBN 13: 9780130527967    ISBN 10: 0130527963

This study reviews the wealth of new information that has been (and is continuously being) generated by satellite and ground-based observations on the aurora.

This study reviews the wealth of new information that has been (and is continuously being) generated by satellite and ground-based observations on the aurora. [less]

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Backyard Astronomer's Guide, The

Terence Dickinson, Alan Dyers

1994    298 pages    (Firefly Books)

LCC: QB64

ISBN 13: 9780921820116    ISBN 10: 0921820119

An essential reference tool for both beginning and veteran sky observers. Drawing on decades of stargazing experience, the authors suggest what equipment to buy and what to avoid, describe observing techniques, and explain how to hunt down the most interesting celestial objects. Each chapter is illustrated with the latest, breathtaking astrophotography. This companion is broken down into three parts: "Equipment for Backyard Astronomy", "Observing the Celestial Panorama" and "Astrophotography". [...]

An essential reference tool for both beginning and veteran sky observers. Drawing on decades of stargazing experience, the authors suggest what equipment to buy and what to avoid, describe observing techniques, and explain how to hunt down the most interesting celestial objects. Each chapter is illustrated with the latest, breathtaking astrophotography. This companion is broken down into three parts: "Equipment for Backyard Astronomy", "Observing the Celestial Panorama" and "Astrophotography". It focuses on the practical aspects of astronomy. Among many astronomy subjects, the authors offer advice on how to contend with light pollution, and how to take successful and impressive color photographs of galaxies and nebulas (with or without a telescope). Each chapter is written in clear, jargon-free yet detailed. [less]

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Basic Bridge in Three Weeks

Alan Truscott

1987    224 pages    (Perigee Trade)

LCC: GV1282.3

LCCN: 87007902    ISBN 13: 9780399513770    ISBN 10: 0399513779

This is the first major book in 10 years to cover every facet of the game. Written for the beginner, it proceeds step by step through each phase of play, from the first deal to opening bids, responses, doubles, second bids, game, no-trump bids, slams, and more.

This is the first major book in 10 years to cover every facet of the game. Written for the beginner, it proceeds step by step through each phase of play, from the first deal to opening bids, responses, doubles, second bids, game, no-trump bids, slams, and more. [less]

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Beyond Earth: Mapping the Universe

National Geographic Society

2002    288 pages    (National Geographic)

LCC: QB981

ISBN 13: 9780792264675    ISBN 10: 0792264673

What's out there? Through prehistory and history, humankind has assessed the all-encompassing universe in many different ways. Every culture and era develops its particular vision and devises its own cosmology to depict and explain what it perceives to be true. Why and how do the Sun and Moon move, the planets and the stars? How does Earth fit into the grand plan? This volume of 15 essays - written by prominent scholars in various fields and colored by the authors' personal experiences [...]

What's out there? Through prehistory and history, humankind has assessed the all-encompassing universe in many different ways. Every culture and era develops its particular vision and devises its own cosmology to depict and explain what it perceives to be true. Why and how do the Sun and Moon move, the planets and the stars? How does Earth fit into the grand plan? This volume of 15 essays - written by prominent scholars in various fields and colored by the authors' personal experiences - explores both the art and astronomy of various cosmologies. The first seven essays deal with historical perspectives: the cosmologies of East and West, from ancient Babylonia, Greece, and China through classical Western astronomy into the 20th century. The next four essays look at the personal side: cosmologies as portrayed through the art and architecture of Mesoamerica and other Native American communities, of African tribal societies and European cultures. The final four essays focus on various aspects of modern astronomy and cosmology: How do we perceive the universe today? How does this still-evolving vision interpret the major astronomical discoveries of our time: dark matter and hidden mass, the Big Bang and the very shape of space? Throughout, the book seeks to comprehend the universe in terms of art as well as science, imagination as well as logic, observation as well as technology. [less]

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Big Bang, The

Joseph Silk

2000    512 pages    (Henry Holt & Company)

LCC: QB981

LCCN: 00044291    ISBN 13: 9780805072563    ISBN 10: 080507256X

Our universe was born billions of years ago in a hot, violent explosion of elementary particles and radiationaelig;the big bang. What do we know about this ultimate moment of creation, and how do we know it? Drawing upon the latest theories and technology, the new edition ofThe Big Bang, is a sweeping, lucid account of the event that set the universe in motion. Award-winning astronomer and physicist Joseph Silk begins his story with the first microseconds of the big bang, on through the [...]

Our universe was born billions of years ago in a hot, violent explosion of elementary particles and radiationaelig;the big bang. What do we know about this ultimate moment of creation, and how do we know it? Drawing upon the latest theories and technology, the new edition ofThe Big Bang, is a sweeping, lucid account of the event that set the universe in motion. Award-winning astronomer and physicist Joseph Silk begins his story with the first microseconds of the big bang, on through the evolution of stars, galaxies, clusters of galaxies, quasars, and into the distant future of our universe. He also explores the fascinating evidence for the big bang model and recounts the history of cosmological speculation. Revised and updated, the new edition features all the most recent astronomical advances, including: • Photos and measurements from the Hubble Space Telescope, Cosmic Background Explorer Satellite (COBE), and Infrared Space Observatory • The latest estimates of the age of the universe • New ideas in string and superstring theory • Recent experiments on neutrino detection • New theories about the presence of dark matter in galaxies • New developments in the theory of the formation and evolution of galaxies • The latest ideas about black holes, worm holes, quantum foam, and multiple universes A marvelous introduction to scientific cosmology,The Big Bangtakes readers on a spectacular journey spanning time and space. [less]

 
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