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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, Enlarged World-Wide Edition
H. A. Rey

Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1966

A wonderful pictorial beginners guide to the stars~!
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Dickinson, Terence's NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe Spiral-bound

Firefly Books, 2006
  
  











  



  
A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky: The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations--and How You Can ...
Michael Driscoll, Meredith Hamilton

Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2004

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

HMH Books, 1976

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











  



  
National Geographic Kids First Big Book of Space (First Big Books)
Catherine D. Hughes

National Geographic Children's Books, 2012

This beautiful book is the latest addition to the National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series. These colorful pages will introduce young children to the wonders of space, with colorful illustrations by David Aguilar and simple text that is perfect for beginning readers or for reading aloud. The book will explain basic concepts of space, beginning with what is most familiar to kids and expanding out into universe. Chapters include: ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



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

Time Life Education, 1999

1999 Hardcover Edition
  
  











  



  
Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys
Michael Collins

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009

The years that have passed since Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the moon in July 1969 have done nothing to alter the fundamental wonder of the event: man reaching the moon remains one of the great events—technical and spiritual—of our lifetime. In this remarkable book, Michael Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and humor of that adventure. He also traces his ...
  
  











  



  
How Apollo Flew to the Moon (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)

Praxis, 2008

Between 1968 and 1972, twenty four daring men journeyed from Earth to the Moon. This fascinating book traces what was a massive accomplishment right from the early launches through manned orbital spaceflights, detailing each step. Out of the battlefields of World War II came the gifted German engineers and designers who developed the V-2 rocket, which evolved into the powerful Saturn V booster that propelled men to the Moon. David Woods tells ...
  
  











  



  
Ripple: The Life that Changed the Universe
Ms Tui Allen

Tuiscope, 2011

In a past, distant beyond all human imagining, an ancient and exhausted spirit is granted one last opportunity to achieve the mysterious goal it has pursued throughout its hundreds of previous lives. Powerful forces of The Universe sentence the spirit to life as the female dolphin Ripple, on the planet Azure, (Earth) in the faint hope that such a life-form and environment will provide the conditions she requires to succeed. Recently, those same ...
  
  











  



  
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, ...
  
  











  



  
Coming of Age in the Milky Way
Timothy Ferris

Dove Audio, 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.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders: From Novice to Master Observer (DIY Science)
Robert Bruce Thompson, Barbara Fritchman Thompson

Maker Media, Inc, 2007

With the advent of inexpensive, high-power telescopes priced at under $250, amateur astronomy is now within the reach of anyone, and this is the ideal book to get you started. The Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders offers you a guide to the equipment you need, and shows you how and where to find hundreds of spectacular objects in the deep sky -- double and multiple stars as well as spectacular star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. You ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969 (Outward Odyssey: A People's ...
Francis French, Colin Burgess

University of Nebraska Press, 2007

In the Shadow of the Moon tells the story of the most exciting and challenging years in spaceflight, with two superpowers engaged in a titanic struggle to land one of their own people on the moon. While describing awe-inspiring technical achievements, the authors go beyond the missions and the competition of the space race to focus on the people who made it all possible. Their book explores the inspirations, ambitions, personalities, and ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  








   



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