Fire in the Sky


Author: Dan Bortolotti,Yuichi Takasaka

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554076819

Category: Science

Page: 143

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"Auroras: Fire in the Sky is filled with depictions of one of nature's greatest spectacles, from gorgeous full-color images by Yuichi Takasaka and remarkable NASA photographs to early renderings by polar explorers and European artists."--Jacket.

The Basics of Magnetism


Author: Christopher Cooper

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 147777761X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 6830

Page after page, this title proves that the power of attraction is undeniable. Readers move beyond a simple fascination with the power of magnets to a clear understanding of the science behind magnetics. Natural magnets, Earth's magnetic field, and the ties between electricity and magnetics are all featured, in addition to the creation and use of magnets in commercial and everyday applications. Information about the life and work of physicist Joseph Henry, a leading electromagnetics pioneer, and a timeline of important dates in the field are also included.

Critical Digital Studies

A Reader, Second Edition


Author: Arthur Kroker,Marilouise Kroker

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442666714

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

View: 4050

Since its initial publication, Critical Digital Studies has proven an indispensable guide to understanding digitally mediated culture. Bringing together the leading scholars in this growing field, internationally renowned scholars Arthur and Marilouise Kroker present an innovative and interdisciplinary survey of the relationship between humanity and technology. The reader offers a study of our digital future, a means of understanding the world with new analytic tools and means of communication that are defining the twenty-first century. The second edition includes new essays on the impact of social networking technologies and new media. A new section – “New Digital Media” – presents important, new articles on topics including hacktivism in the age of digital power and the relationship between gaming and capitalism. The extraordinary range and depth of the first edition has been maintained in this new edition. Critical Digital Studies will continue to provide the leading edge to readers wanting to understand the complex intersection of digital culture and human knowledge.

The Knickerbocker

Or, New-York Monthly Magazine


Author: Charles Fenno Hoffman,Timothy Flint,Lewis Gaylord Clark,Kinahan Cornwallis,John Holmes Agnew

Publisher: N.A


Category: American periodicals

Page: N.A

View: 2478

Storms from the Sun

The Emerging Science of Space Weather


Author: Michael J. Carlowicz,Ramon E. Lopez

Publisher: Joseph Henry Press

ISBN: 9780309076425

Category: Science

Page: 234

View: 2918

Examines the emerging physical science of space weather and the impact the sun and solar storms have on Earth life.


Observing and Recording Nature's Spectacular Light Show


Author: Neil Bone

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387360522

Category: Science

Page: 183

View: 388

This new book addresses a gap in the literature, offering an explanation of the aurora's causes, how the occurrence of major events may now be predicted, and how amateur observers can go about recording displays. This is the first serious book about aurora written for practical but non-professional observers. It provides a concise accessible description of the various auroral forms and how to record them, illustrated with color images of recent displays. It contains details of 'Space Weather' forecasting websites, how to interpret and use the information given on these, and how to anticipate auroral activity.

The Amateur Astronomer


Author: Patrick Moore

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1846282861

Category: Science

Page: 293

View: 8322

This 2000 Edition of Sir Patrick Moore’s classic book has been completely revised in the light of changes in technology. Not only do these changes include commercially available astronomical telescopes and software, but also what we know and understand about the universe. There are many new photographs and illustrations. Packs a great deal of valuable information into appendices which make up almost half the book. These are hugely comprehensive and provide hints and tips, as well as data (year 2000 onwards) for pretty well every aspect of amateur astronomy. This is probably the only book in which all this information is collected in one place.

Wonders of the Air


Author: Tamra Andrews

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591581055

Category: Education

Page: 169

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This second book in a 4 book series is intended for teachers to use with students in the intermediate and middle school grades. Its purpose is to look at natural phenomena of the air (rainbows, thunder, lightning, tornadoes etc) through the eyes of ancient myth and then to look at the actual modern day science that explains each myth, using the interdisciplinary style of teaching.

After the Fire

A Writer Finds His Place


Author: Paul Zimmer

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816640195

Category: Poetry

Page: 229

View: 8546

The poet describes how he found his interior landscape on his farm in the hills of Wisconsin and shares his insights into the course of his life, from his Canton, Ohio, youth, to his years as a soldier, to his careers as a writer and publisher, using humor and a meditative spirit.