Field Guide to the Stars and Planets


Author: Jay M. Pasachoff,Donald Howard Menzel

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

ISBN: 9780395194225

Category: Nature

Page: 502

View: 2579

Provides information about stars and planets, including star maps.

A Field Guide to the Stars and Planets


Author: Jay M. Pasachoff

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395934326

Category: Science

Page: 578

View: 4760

Provides star gazers with the latest data on solar eclipses, phases of the moon, and planetary positions

Star and planet spotting

a field guide to the night sky


Author: Peter Lancaster Brown

Publisher: Blandford

ISBN: 9780713706550

Category: Nature

Page: 155

View: 1732


A Field Guide To The Night Sky


Author: Giles Sparrow

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 9781623650889

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 4782

Constellations is a guide to the night sky that focuses on these 88 distinctive patterns, revealing their often intriguing storiesâ??their origins, mythology, present-day significance, and the multitude of wondrous objects they contain. Complete with over 300 of the best astronomical images ever captured, a comprehensive introduction to the stars and other celestial phenomena, and a series of newly commissioned, state-of-the-art maps showing the stars that are visible from populated latitudes in both hemispheres throughout the year, this magnificent guide has all you need to know to become an expert stargazer. Step outside on a clear night, and the number of stars in the night sky can be overwhelming. Take a pair of binoculars or a small telescope with you, and a celestial vista of star clusters and clouds, knots of gas and dust, nearby planets and distant galaxies is revealed. Since ancient times, stargazers have made sense of the night sky by grouping its stars into constellationsâ??star patterns that often have symbolic or mythological meanings.

Peterson First Guide to Astronomy


Author: Jay M. Pasachoff,Roger Tory Peterson,Wil Tirion,Robin Brickman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395935422

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 3949

A basic field guide for beginning observers of the night sky, introducing information on the locations, names, and characteristics of stars, constellations, and other bodies in outer space.

The Audubon Society field guide to the night sky


Author: Mark R. Chartrand

Publisher: Knopf


Category: Nature

Page: 714

View: 9445

A handbook for stargazers features hundreds of photographs and sky charts and discusses constellations, the phases of the moon, and the Northern and Southern skies, and provides month-by-month sky tours.

It's Raining Frogs and Fishes

Four Seasons of Natural Phenomena and Oddities of the Sky


Author: Jerry Dennis

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 0989333191

Category: Nature

Page: 265

View: 4772

It's Raining Frogs and Fishes is a generously illustrated inquiry into wonders of the sky: Why is the sky blue? Where do meteors originate? What causes rainbows, mirages, and the colors of the sunset? Why do some birds and insects migrate, and how do they navigate over hundreds or thousands of miles to do it? How have civilizations throughout history viewed the aurora borealis, tornadoes, eclipses, and the bizarre but well documented cases of fish, reptiles, snails, and even snakes that have rained to earth? Author Jerry Dennis and illustrator Glenn Wolff approach such questions with curiosity and wit, and suggest ways to observe first-hand extraordinary weather, astronomical anomalies, and odd and interesting wildlife of the skies. This updated edition of the national bestseller is a spellbinding look into the natural world's most fascinating and baffling phenomena, with illustrated explanations of rainbows, meteors, sunsets, hurricanes, the northern lights, bird and insect flight, and dozens of other curiosities. Subjects are arranged by season, and each is discussed in a concise and entertaining style that blends the most recent scientific findings with historical anecdotes, personal observations, and examples of the lore and superstitions that have always surrounded phenomena of the skies. PRAISE: “Amusing and illuminating…This writer-artist team shines a bright and lovely light on nature.” —Los Angeles Times “Charming, informative, humorous, and scholarly… embraces wind and weather, the sun, the moon and stars, the seasons of the year and the effect of these things on the denizens of this planet. It is a delight.” —Nelson Bryant, columnist for The New York Times "Vastly entertaining, valuable... Makes natural history so much fun the reader is sucked from paragraph to paragraph, page to page, chapter to chapter.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch "This delightful look at a cornucopia of fact and lore. Wit, humor, wonder, and reverence spice and season the vignettes herein. It's Raining Frogs and Fishes reminds adults — especially in this hectic, fast-paced, just-do-it world — that it is more than OK, it is desirable, to be child-like and to look up at the heavens and ask why." —Toledo Blade

100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky

From Planets and Satellites to Meteors and Constellations, Your Guide to Stargazing


Author: Dean Regas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507207816

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 9744

A handy field guide for the optimum stargazing experience, whether you’re travelling, camping, or in your own backyard! The night sky is full of amazing things to see, from shooting stars and constellations, to planets and satellites, but it can be hard to tell what you’re seeing, or where to look for the best view. 100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky lets you know what you can expect to see on any given night, whether you’re using a small telescope, or just your naked eye. 100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky—especially for those south of the equator—includes background information on the makeup, appearance, and history of each celestial object, along with easy-to-follow instructions on the best way to catch a glimpse of these cosmic glories. With this helpful guide you’ll have the world on a string—or more precisely, the sky in your hands.

The Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky


Author: Dr. Jason Lisle

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 1614581940

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 5710

Explore the night sky, identify stars, constellations, and even planets. Stargaze with a telescope, binoculars, or even your naked eye. Allow Dr. Jason Lisle, a research scientist with a masters and PhD in astrophysics, to guide you in examining the beauty of God’s Creation. Lisle designed Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky for everyone from young students to amateur astronomers. In it you will: Learn the best ways and optimal times to observe planets and stars Discover how to choose the best telescope for you Find 150 stunning, full-color star-charts and other easy to use illustrations for success “How do phases of the moon work? When will the next solar eclipse take place? What is that bright star setting in the west? How do I find Saturn? What sorts of objects can be seen with binoculars?” These questions and many more are easily answered with the helpful tips and basic understanding of astronomy presented in this book. Create or expand the hobby of stargazing; an outdoor, educational hobby to enjoy with friends or family. Regardless of your circumstances and the economy, you will always be able to marvel at the beauty of our night sky.

Binocular Stargazing


Author: Michael D. Reynolds

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811731362

Category: Science

Page: 213

View: 5264

Many Stargazers Assume They Must Invest Hundreds or even thousands of dollars in equipment before they can enjoy the wonders of the night sky. The truth is, though, that all you need is a simple pair of binoculars. This handy guide explains how to choose binoculars and use them to observe everything from comets to solar eclipses. Ideal for amateur astronomers of all ages, Binocular Stargazing is the perfect way to see the night sky through new eyes.

The Deep-Sky Observer’s Year

A Guide to Observing Deep-Sky Objects Throughout the Year


Author: Grant Privett,Paul Parsons

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852332730

Category: Science

Page: 253

View: 4473

Deep-sky observing is perhaps the most popular field for amateur astronomers, and now that commercially-made large-aperture telescopes are becoming relatively inexpensive it can be doubly rewarding. The price of specialist CCD cameras is dropping as well, so many amateurs can make beautiful images of objects that ten years ago were strictly the province of professional observatories. One of the biggest dilemmas faced by non-professional observers remains what to look at - which interesting objects are visible at a particular time of year. Following an introduction describing how and what to observe, The Deep-Sky Observer's Year provides a month-by-month guide to the best objects to view. Each is given a "star rating" according to how difficult it is to observe. In addition to images produced by amateur astronomers and photographs from the archives of NASA, ESA and ESO, there is background information about the objects along with lots of useful tips, hints, and resources (especially about what's available on the Internet) for deep-sky observers.

Peterson First Guide to Rocks and Minerals


Author: Frederick H. Pough

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395935439

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 7785

Shows and identifies more than a hundred of the most common rocks and minerals, explains how rocks and crystals are formed, and looks at rock formations

Thank You for Being Late

Ein optimistisches Handbuch für das Zeitalter der Beschleunigung


Author: Thomas L. Friedman


ISBN: 3732554430

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 8907

Zehn Jahre Smartphone haben eine neue Ära eingeläutet: Alles verändert sich, und zwar rasend schnell. Das schwindelerregende Tempo der Neuerungen löst bei manch einem ein Gefühl der Unsicherheit und Skepsis aus. Thomas L. Friedman lädt seine Leser ein, einen Moment innezuhalten und die Triebfedern der radikalen Umwälzungen zu betrachten: Technologie, Klimawandel und Vernetzung. Mit seinem neuen Buch bietet er optimistisch und gut verständlich Orientierung für unsere Zeit und zeigt, was eine erfolgreiche Zukunft möglich macht.

The Cambridge Guide to the Solar System


Author: Kenneth R. Lang

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521813068

Category: Nature

Page: 452

View: 2925

Provides descriptions of all the planets and their moons.

A Field Guide to Rocky Mountain and Southwest Forests


Author: John C. Kricher

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395928974

Category: Nature

Page: 374

View: 1974

Describes the different kinds of forests found in the southwestern United States and identifies and describes the plants and animals found in each habitat

Field Guide to the Deep Sky Objects


Author: Mike Inglis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852336301

Category: Nature

Page: 324

View: 3012

To suit deep-sky astronomers at all levels, this guide can be used to improve observing skills while offering detailed descriptions of each class of object. Includes extensive lists of deep-sky targets and which months provide the best visibility. Also guides the user with broad-ranging background material.



Author: Giles Sparrow

Publisher: Booksales

ISBN: 9781905204298

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 5482

The largest ever (42 cm x 35 cm) fully illustrated guide to the universe from our home planet to the edge of space and time.Our view of the universe covers at least 130 billion trillion kilometers (80 billion trillion miles) in every direction around us. We know that the magnificent vault of stars emblazoning Earth's night skies are an infinitesimal fraction of the hundreds of billions that inhabit our galaxy, and we know there are at least as many galaxies in the universe as there are stars in the Milky Way. Cosmos makes sense of this dizzying celestial panorama by exploring it one step at a time and by illustrating the planets, moons, stars, nebulae, white dwarfs, black holes and other exotica that populate the heavens with over 450 of the most spectacular and up-to-date photographs and illustrations. We begin at home, with an orbital survey of planet Earth, before venturing deeper into the solar system via the Moon, Venus, Mercury, the Sun and Mars. Crossing the asteroid belt takes us into the outer solar system and the realm of the gas giants Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Beyond Neptune's orbit we encounter a graveyard of icy debris left over from the solar system's formation that marks the outer limits of the Sun's sphere of influence. Emerging in interstellar space, we head for the heart of our galaxy as the rhythms of stellar life unfold before our eyes: we pass through dark clouds of dust and gas ablaze with clusters of newly smelted stars, we watch dying stars bloom and fade as planetary nebulae, or tear themselves apart as supernovae. Navigating through thick swarms of stars, we reach the galactic core, a gravitational maelstrom of exotic stars in the thrall of a supermassive black hole.Having crossed the Milky Way, we enter intergalactic space. Out here we watch the hidden lives of galaxies: we see them tear their companions apart or devour them whole, we see them flock and cluster, forming massive conglomerations that span millions of light years and warp space with their tremendous gravity. As we press ever deeper into the cosmos, so we travel further back in time. After covering an almost unimaginable 13.4 billion light years, we approach the edge of space and the dawn of time where our voyage must end, but not before we consider how our universe was born, and how it might die.

Easy Field Guide to the Arizona Night Sky


Author: Dan Heim

Publisher: American Traveler Press

ISBN: 9780935810783

Category: History

Page: 32

View: 5072

This guide is your map for a personal stargazing tour through the Arizona Night Sky. Included are the legends of the night sky from the region's Native American tribes.