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The Night Sky 30°-40° (Large; North Latitude)
David S. Chandler

David Chandler Co., 1998

The Night Sky is a rotating star finder (planisphere) that allows the user to recognize the constellations for any time of night, any day of the year. The sky appears to rotate (due to the rotation and orbital motion of the earth), so to be successful recognizing the constellations a beginner needs to know which stars are above the horizon at any time. This is the full-sized version of The Night Sky suitable for the 30°-40° latitude zone ...
  
  











  



  
The Backyard Astronomer's Guide
Terence Dickinson, Alan Dyer

Firefly Books, 2008

The modern classic, completely updated. The newest edition of The Backyard Astronomer's Guide includes the latest data and answers the questions most often asked by home astronomers, from beginners to experienced stargazers. Terence Dickinson and Alan Dyer provide expert guidance on the right types of telescopes and other equipment; photographing the stars through a telescope; and star charts, software and other references. They cover ...
  
  











  



  
The Stars: A New Way to See Them
H. A. Rey

HMH Books for Young Readers, 1976

This is a clear, vivid text with charts and maps showing the positions of the constellations the year round.
  
  











  



  
A Man On The Moon, Vol. 1: One Giant Leap
Andrew Chaikin

Time Life Education, 1999

1999 Hardcover Edition
  
  











  



  
Hubble's Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images
Terence Dickinson

Firefly Books, 2012

The Hubble Space Telescope. No other telescope combines instant name recognition with the production of consistently spectacular images. Yet few people outside of the astronomy community realize that Hubble is now at the apex of its imaging capabilities. A collection of stunningly detailed pictures, made possible by the new Wide Field Camera 3, has yet to be incorporated into a popular-level book. Until now. Hubble's Universe will be ...
  
  











  



  
The Stars
H. A. Rey

HMH Books, 2008

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. Second edition updates concentrate on the planetary and solar system information in the latter half of the book. Facts and figures for each planet have been revised, and new scientific information has been added, including sections on ...
  
  











  



  
The Stars a New Way to See Them, Enlarged World-Wide Edition
H. A. Rey

Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1966

A wonderful pictorial beginners guide to the stars~!
  
  











  



  
October Sky (The Coalwood Series #1)
Homer Hickam

Dell, 1999

The true story, originally published as Rocket Boys , that inspired the Universal Pictures film. It was 1957, the year Sputnik raced across the Appalachian sky, and the small town of Coalwood, West Virginia, was slowly dying. Faced with an uncertain future, Homer Hickam nurtured a dream: to send rockets into outer space. The introspective son of the mine’s superintendent and a mother determined to get him out of Coalwood forever, Homer ...
  
  











  



  
Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys
Michael Collins

Cooper Square Press, 2001

NASA astronaut Michael Collins trained as an experimental test pilot before venturing into space as a vital member of the Gemini 10 and Apollo 11 missions. In Carrying the Fire, his account of his voyages into space and the years of training that led up to them, Collins reveals the human tensions, the physical realities, and the personal emotions surrounding the early years of the space race. Collins provides readers with an insider's view of ...
  
  











  



  
Astronomy Hacks: Tips and Tools for Observing the Night Sky
Robert Bruce Thompson, Barbara Fritchman Thompson

O'Reilly Media, 2005

Why use the traditional approach to study the stars when you can turn computers, handheld devices, and telescopes into out-of-this-world stargazing tools? Whether you're a first timer or an advanced hobbyist, you'll find Astronomy Hacks both useful and fun. From upgrading your optical finder to photographing stars, this book is the perfect cosmic companion. This handy field guide covers the basics of observing, and what you need to know about ...
  
  











  



  
Journey of the Universe

Yale University Press, 2011

Today we know what no previous generation knew: the history of the universe and of the unfolding of life on Earth. Through the astonishing combined achievements of natural scientists worldwide, we now have a detailed account of how galaxies and stars, planets and living organisms, human beings and human consciousness came to be. And yet . . . we thirst for answers to questions that have haunted humanity from the very beginning. What is our place ...
  
  











  



  
NightZone (Posadas County Mysteries Book 19)

Poisoned Pen Press, 2013

What do you do when you inherit $330 million after taxes? If you’re New Mexico rancher Miles Waddell, you build a dream. Waddell’s dream is NightZone, an astronomy-based theme park complete with giant radio telescope, a bank of smaller scopes linked to a theater, five-star dining in a restaurant with retracting dome ceiling, a hotel/resort, tram car access, and a narrow gauge steam locomotive to carry tourists to the mesa top. But the dream ...
  
  











  



  
How to Make Your Audience Fall in Love with You
Deryn Warren

BRALMS BOOKS, 2013

Making an audience fall in love with you. That's what great acting is all about-no matter whether you're in a casting room, on a stage, in film, or on television. In How to Make Your Audience Fall in Love with You, you'll find out how to go beyond the obvious and unleash your most exciting self in every role. From Shakespeare to soap operas, in How to Make Your Audience Fall in Love with You veteran acting coach Deryn Warren helps you make the ...
  
  











  



  
NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe
Terence Dickinson

Firefly Books, 1998

With 250,000 copies in print since its initial publication in 1983, NightWatch has become a standard reference guide for stargazers throughout North America. The new Third Edition expands on that success with a completely revised and updated text, more than 100 new color photos and diagrams and 16 additional pages that cover such! new astronomical pursuits as computerized telescopes, reviews of new telescope designs and accessories, and ...
  
  











  



  
Ripple: The Life that Changed the Universe
Ms Tui Allen

Tuiscope, 2011

Twenty million years ago, powers of the universe allow an ancient spirit one final chance to achieve a mysterious intellectual purpose, by incarnating it as a dolphin on the planet Azure (Earth.) The spirit is born as Ripple, a vulnerable female with a seeming tendency to insanity. She falls for the scarred fighter-dolphin Cosmo and love inspires her to achieve her purpose. But before she can communicate her discovery, she must overcome ...
  
  











  



  
Universe
Robert Dinwiddie, Philip Eales, ...

DK ADULT, 2012

From the fiery mass of the Sun's core to the black hole at the center of the Milky Way, Universe takes you on the ultimate guided tour of the cosmos. Full of stunning out-of-this world images reflecting recent advances in space imagery, you'll go on a journey from our solar system all the way to the farthest limits of space. With information on the nature of the universe, the study of cosmology, Earth's motion, modern telescopes, ...
  
  











  



  
Into That Silent Sea: Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961-1965 (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of S)
Francis French, Colin Burgess

University of Nebraska Press, 2007

It was a time of bold new technology, historic moments, and international jousting on the final frontier. But it was also a time of human drama, of moments less public but no less dramatic in the lives of those who made the golden age of space flight happen. These are the moments and the lives that Into That Silent Sea captures, a book that tells the intimate stories of the men and women, American and Russian, who made the space race their own ...
  
  











  



  
Wonders of the Universe

Harper Design, 2011

Experience our universe as you've never seen it before 13.7 billion years old. 93 billion light-years across. It contains over 100 billion galaxies, each containing hundreds of billions of stars. This infinite, vast and complex Universe has been the subject of human fascination and scientific exploration for thousands of years. The wonders of the Universe might seem alien to us and impossible to understand, but away from the telescopes, the ...
  
  











  



  
Coming of Age in the Milky Way
Timothy Ferris

William Morrow & Co, 1988

From prehistoric times through Copernicus, Newton, and Einstein, to today's "supersymmetry" theories of spacetime, this narrative details our most priceless treasure--our conception of the universe at large. 2 cassettes.
  
  











  



  
The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Prometheus Books, 2004

This is the absorbing story of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s lifelong fascination with the night sky, a restless wonder that began some thirty years ago on the roof of his Bronx apartment building and eventually led him to become the director of the Hayden Planetarium. A unique chronicle of a young man who at one time was both nerd and jock, Tyson’s memoir could well inspire other similarly curious youngsters to pursue their dreams. Like many ...
  
  











  








   



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