Field Guide to the Stars and Planets

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Author: Jay M. Pasachoff,Donald Howard Menzel

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

ISBN: 9780395194225

Category: Nature

Page: 502

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Provides information about stars and planets, including star maps.

A Field Guide to the Stars and Planets

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Author: Jay M. Pasachoff

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395934326

Category: Science

Page: 578

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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

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Author: Peter Lancaster Brown

Publisher: Blandford

ISBN: 9780713706550

Category: Nature

Page: 155

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Night Sky

A Field Guide to the Constellations

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Author: Jonathan Poppele

Publisher: Adventure Publications

ISBN: 1591936144

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 2772

Stargazing is among the most peaceful and inspiring outdoor activities. Night Sky, the award-winning book by Jonathan Poppele, makes it more fun than ever! Take a simple approach to finding 62 constellations by focusing on one constellation at a time, instead of attempting to study dizzying charts. Start with the easy-to-find constellations during each season and work toward the more difficult ones. Better yet, you'll learn how to locate any constellation in relation to the Big Dipper, the North Star and the top of the sky. With two ways to locate each constellation, you'll know where in the sky to look and what to look for! Along the way, you'll be introduced to mythology, facts and tidbits, as well as details about the planets, solar system and more! As an added bonus, the book comes with a red-light flashlight for night reading.

How to Read the Solar System: A Guide to the Stars and Planets

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Author: Paul Abel,Brian May

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1605987557

Category: Science

Page: 320

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A fresh and essential guide to understanding and interpreting the wonders of our solar system, from two intrepid young astronomers who are the hosts of the popular BBC television series The Sky at Night. What exactly is the solar system? We've all learned the basics at school but do we really understand what we are seeing in the night sky? Expert astronomers Chris North and Paul Abel provide a fascinating guided tour of our solar system and explain its many wonders. They look at all the major players, including our more familiar cosmic neighbors—the Sun, the planets and their moons—as well as the occasional visitors to our planet—asteroids, meteors and comets—in addition to distant stars and what might lie beyond our solar system, including the mysterious Earth Mark II. North and Abel recount the history of how our solar system came to be, and the myths that once shaped astronomy. Through their cogent explanations of the latest scientific discoveries, they reveal how any amateur astronomer can view and interpret the solar system and enrich their understanding of our universe.

A Field Guide to the Stars and Planets

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Author: Jay M. Pasachoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780395537596

Category: Astronomy

Page: 502

View: 1880

Filled with the latest images from NASA, this collection of star maps, charts, tables, and diagrams tells what is visible in the sky anywhere, anytime, and when and where to see unusual astrological phenomena.

100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky

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

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Author: Dean Regas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507207816

Category: Science

Page: 224

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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.

Constellations

A Field Guide To The Night Sky

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Author: Giles Sparrow

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 9781623650889

Category: Science

Page: 320

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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.

Stars and Planets

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Author: Jay M. Pasachoff,Donald H. Menzel

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780395910993

Category: Science

Page: 502

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Provides detailed maps and charts and information about stars, nebulae, galaxies, the planets, comets, asteroids, and meteors

The Audubon Society field guide to the night sky

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Author: Mark R. Chartrand

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 714

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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.

Night Sky Watcher

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Author: Raman Prinja

Publisher: QEB Publishing

ISBN: 9781609929541

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 120

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Get ready to explore the magical night sky. Find out everything there is to know about what you can spot in the sky, such as how explorers used constellations as a form of navigation. Also discover when is the best time to spot comets and why the Moon's appearance has changed over time. Night Sky Watcher includes everything from the Sun to the Moon, to the stars and planets. Symbols are used within the book to show what can be seen in the northern and southern hemispheres. This allows the reader to view exactly what they can see in the sky, regardless of their location.

Peterson First Guide to Astronomy

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

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395935422

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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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 Everything Kids' Astronomy Book

Blast into outer space with stellar facts, intergalactic trivia, and out-of-this-world puzzles

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Author: Kathi Wagner,Sheryl Racine

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1605501743

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Explore the galaxies! Aliens, space ships, and constellations, oh my! Ride on a rocket ship to another galaxy with this stellar book. With The Everything Kids' Astronomy Book, astronomers-in-training will learn: How galaxies like the Milky Way were built. Why the sun's surface is 20,000-50,000-degrees Fahrenheit. Why the earth spins and how gravity works. What comets and asteroids are made of and how they affect planets. The truth about the man in the moon. Why Mars is so hot and what those rings around Saturn are. What scientists think about aliens and life in outer space If you want to build a sky-watching kit or change your room into a small universe, this book will take you on a journey that is out-of-this-world!

The Stars

A New Way to See Them

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Author: H. A. Rey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547132808

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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A simple guide to the location and recognition of stars and constellations presents the constellations in shapes that correspond sensibly to their names. Simultaneous.

12 Greatest Rounds of Boxing

The Untold Stories

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Author: Ferdie Pacheco

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9781861058058

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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Boxing's clolourful history is filled with chapters of high drama and simmering controversy. Many boxing fans are familiar with the outcome of the most memorable bouts, but few know the secrets surrounding them. In 'The 12 Greatest Rounds of Boxing', Ferdie Pacheco not only selects the dozen best rounds ever fought, but reveals what went on behind the scenes at these fights, from chicanery and Mob influence to romantic liaisons and the zaniness that seems to go hand in glove with boxing. Did Muhammad Ali's 1965 'Phantom Punch' really knock out Sonny Litson, or was Sonny simply too scared to get off the canvas? With World War II looming, was German heavyweight champoin warned by Adolf Hitler to beat Joe Louis - or else? Did Jack Dempsey have something illegal in his glove when he battered Jess Willard into bloody submission in 1919? The fascinating behind the scenes stories are related by Pacheco and a renowned grup of boxing experts, offering an intimate glimpse of boxing inimitable characters and the often bizarre world they inhabit.

NightWatch

A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe

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Author: Terence Dickinson

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 1552093026

Category: Nature

Page: 176

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Offers advice on observing the stars and constellations, discusses useful equipment, and includes information on the moon, comets, eclipses, and planets

Find the Constellations

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Author: H. A. Rey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547342578

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

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Containing star charts, a guide to the constellations, and details about seasons and the movement of the objects we see in the sky, this classic book makes H. A. Rey’s passion for astronomy evident on every page. New updates concentrate on the planetary and solar system information in the latter part of the book. Facts and figures for each planet have been revised, and new scientific information has been added, such as Pluto’s reclassification as a dwarf planet. There's also a brand-new online resource that allows readers to track the positions of the planets in the night sky till the year 2100!

A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky

The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations, and how You Can Find Them in the Sky

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Author: Michael Driscoll

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 9781579123666

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 93

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Children eight and up will enjoy this conversational but information-packed introduction to astronomy and stargazing, which includes the achievements of the great scientists, the history of space exploration, the story of our solar system, the myths behind the constellations, and how to navigate the night sky. Whimsical color illustrations on every page and handy definitions and sidebars help engage younger readers and develop their interest. The special star wheel helps locate stars and planets from any location at any time of year. This is the third in Black Dog & Leventhal's successful series including The Story of the Orchestra and A Child's Introduction to Poetry.

Simply Stargazing

Your Guide to the Stars, Moon, and Night Sky

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Author: Jonathan Poppele

Publisher: Adventure Quick Guides

ISBN: 9781591935810

Category: Nature

Page: 28

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Your Night Sky Companion To gaze skyward is to be filled with wonder. You might find yourself asking questions like, "Is that bright object a planet or a star? What does the constellation Perseus look like? When's the next meteor shower?" Find these answers and more inSimply Stargazing. The tabbed booklet is simple and convenient to use, with full-color photographs and illustrations. Topics are organized by season for quick and easy identification, and award-winning author Jonathan Poppele offers observation tips and instructions on everything from the moon, planets, and deep-sky objects to the ecliptic and the zodiac. Six full-sky charts make locating constellations a snap at any time of year. Plus, you'll learn about spotting planets, meteor showers, and more--and atimetable for meteor showers further enhances your knowledge of stargazing. The booklet's pocket-sized format is much easier to use than laminated foldouts, and the tear-resistant pages help to make the book durable in the field. KeepSimply Stargazing close at hand on your next nighttime outing.