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Astronomy: The Science of the Heavenly Bodies, 2012

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


Space: A Visual Encyclopedia
DK Publishing

DK Publishing, 2010

Featuring a wealth of never-before-published NASA photographs, charts, stories, and contributions by NASA astronauts and experts, Space: A Visual Encyclopedia is a comprehensive exploration of space from our nearest planets and stars to far-off galaxies. Supports the Common Core State Standards.


50 Things To See With A Small Telescope
John A Read

John A Read, 2013

50 Things to See with a Small Telescope is composed of the go-to objects observed at public stargazing events all over the Northern Hemisphere. People of all ages frequently ask, “How did you find that so quickly?” Well, this book will explain just that! The planets in our solar system, the International Space Station, sunspots, birds, nebula, airplanes, and comets are just some of the items that his book will help you find! If you have been ...


National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Night Sky
Howard Schneider

National Geographic, 2009

Stargazing’s too much fun to leave to astronomers, but often we’re blinded by science—dry facts can easily turn enchantment into a chore. We just want to lie down, look up, and understand the heavens above. The National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Night Sky shows us how. Authors Howard Schneider and Patricia Daniels take an expert but easygoing approach that doesn’t overwhelm—it invites. Ten chapters cover everything a beginning ...


Astronomy 101: From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, and Facts about ...
Carolyn Collins Petersen

Adams Media, 2013

Explore the curiosities of the cosmos in this engaging book!  Too often, textbooks go into more detail than readers have in mind when they want to learn a little something about astronomy. This is where  Astronomy 101  comes in. It takes you out to the stars and planets and galaxies and discusses some of the latest Big Astronomy discoveries while presenting the basic facts about astronomy and space. From the Big Bang and nebulae to the ...


Exploring the Night Sky: The Equinox Astronomy Guide for Beginners
Terence Dickinson

Firefly Books, 1987

Exploring the Night Sky is aimed at novice star gazers anxious to expand their astronomical repertoire beyond the Big and Little Dippers. Dickinson has designed a superb introduction to astronomy that is clear, concise, beautifully illustrated, and very "user friendly" no matter what the child's age.


Carl Sagan

Ballantine Books, 2013

RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOX Cosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Featuring a new Introduction by Sagan’s collaborator, Ann Druyan, full color illustrations, and a new Foreword by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse ...


NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe
Terence Dickinson

Firefly Books, 2006

Revised Fourth Edition: updated for use through 2025. The first three editions of NightWatch sold more than 600,000 copies, making it the top-selling stargazing guide in the world for the last 20 years. The key feature of this classic title is the section of star charts that are cherished by backyard astronomers everywhere. Each new edition has outsold the previous one because of thorough revisions and additional new material. ...


Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide, Eighth Edition (Wiley Self Teaching Guides)
Dinah L. Moche

Wiley, 2014

For a generation, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers worldwide to the night sky. Now this classic beginner's guide has been completely revised to bring it up to date with the latest discoveries. Updated with the latest, most accurate information, new online resources, and more than 100 new graphics and photos, this Eighth Edition features:      ·Website addresses throughout for the ...


Astronomy For Dummies
Stephen P. Maran

For Dummies, 2012

The fun and easy way to explore the night sky Do you know the difference between a red giant and a white dwarf? From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe. Featuring updated star maps, charts, and an insert with gorgeous full-color photographs, Astronomy For Dummies provides an easy-to-follow introduction to the night sky. Plus, this new edition also gives you the latest theories, ...


Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Donald Goldsmith

W. W. Norton & Company, 2014

“Who can ask for better cosmic tour guides to the universe than Drs. Tyson and Goldsmith?” —Michio Kaku, author of Hyperspace and Parallel Worlds Our true origins are not just human, or even terrestrial, but in fact cosmic. Drawing on recent scientific breakthroughs and the current cross-pollination among geology, biology, astrophysics, and cosmology, ?Origins ? explains the soul-stirring leaps in our understanding of the cosmos. ...


Night Sky® Star Wheel

Sky Publishing, 2007

Cardboard star wheel chart with moveable dial displays the positions of the stars at any time of the day and on any day of the year; shows only the brightest stars, anywhere between north latitudes 30 and 50.


Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries
Neil deGrasse Tyson

W. W. Norton & Company, 2014

“[Tyson] tackles a great range of subjects . . . with great humor, humility, and—most important— humanity.” — Entertainment Weekly Loyal readers of the monthly "Universe" essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with clarity and enthusiasm. Bringing together more than forty of Tyson's favorite essays, ?Death by Black Hole ? explores a ...


Astronomy Today (7th Edition)
Eric Chaisson, Steve McMillan

Addison-Wesley, 2010

With Astronomy Today, Seventh Edition, trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan communicate their excitement about astronomy and awaken you to the universe around you. The text emphasizes critical thinking and visualization, and it focuses on the process of scientific discovery, making “how we know what we know” an integral part of the text. The revised edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest astronomical discoveries ...


2015: An Astronomical Year: A Reference Guide to 365 Nights of Astronomy
Richard J. Bartlett

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

Designed for astronomers worldwide, The Astronomical Year details hundreds of astronomical events throughout 2015. Written by Richard J. Bartlett, a former freelance writer for Astronomy magazine, the guide includes almost daily data and information on the Moon and planets, as well as Pluto, Ceres, Pallas, Juno and Vesta: * The phases of the Moon * Conjunctions between the Moon, planets and asteroids. * Lunar and Solar eclipses * Annual ...


Astronomy Today (8th Edition)
Eric Chaisson, Steve McMillan

Addison-Wesley, 2013

With Astronomy Today, Eighth Edition, trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan communicate their excitement about astronomy, delivering current and thorough science with insightful pedagogy. The text emphasizes critical thinking and visualization, and it focuses on the process of scientific discovery, teaching students “how we know what we know.” The Eighth Edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest astronomical ...


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 Everything Kids' Astronomy Book: Blast into outer space with stellar facts, intergalactic trivia, and ...
Kathi Wagner, Sheryl Racine

Adams Media, 2008

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 ...


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

Firefly Books, 2014

Praise for the first edition: "Superbly well-produced. Any engagement with this 'cosmic portfolio,' from picture gazing to deep reading, is grandly rewarded." -- Booklist "The book's precise descriptions and captions brilliantly complement the nearly 300 full-color Hubble images.... this is an amazing book.... Outstanding." -- Library Journal "A treasure map to the majesty of our universe." -- Publishers Weekly ...


A Student's Guide to the Mathematics of Astronomy
Daniel Fleisch, Julia Kregenow

Cambridge University Press, 2013

The study of astronomy offers an unlimited opportunity for us to gain a deeper understanding of our planet, the Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy and the known Universe. Using the plain-language approach that has proven highly popular in Fleisch's other Student's Guides, this book is ideal for non-science majors taking introductory astronomy courses. The authors address topics that students find most troublesome, on subjects ranging from stars ...



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